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Petr Horacek

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Born: 1970
Hometown: Nymburk, Czech Republic
Current location: Senec, Slovakia
Current status:

Petr Horáček is the current President of the Slovak DanceSport Federation. A former Champion of the World Cup and German Open Championships in Argentine Tango, as well as a World Cup Salsa Champion, Petr is also a world-renowned choreographer. He has choreographed over 200 compositions presented in 11 regions of the world and has won more than 40 Slovakian Master titles and 20 Czech Republic International Master titles in Ballroom, Showdance, and Exhibition Choreography.

Overview

Petr Horáček is a renowned choreographer, WDSF Licensed Adjudicator, and President of the Slovak DanceSport Federation. As a choreographer, he has also worked in the first three seasons of the TV series "Let's Dance", the Slovak version of "Dancing with the Stars", during 2006, 2008, and 2009. In 2010, he was a supervisor for the show for Season 4, and later, in 2017, he was also part of Season 6 as a judge.

A Life Centered Around Dance

Petr graduated from the Folk Arts School in Žilina, Slovakia, a classical, modern and Folk Dance institution. He worked as a secretary for the Dance Club Slovan Bratislava for 10 years from 1993 to 2003 and is also the main trainer as well as the current director of Uni-Dance Bratislava Dance Club.

From 2011 to 2013, Petr was a member of the Presidium of the Slovak DanceSport Federation and the Head of the Cooperation Department with other trade unions and sections. As of 2015, he is the current President of the Slovak DanceSport Federation. Petr is also the holder of the DanceSport Trainer III class award.

Competitive Career

Petr was a long-time successful Slovak representative in various World and International Competitions in the disciplines of Argentine Tango and Salsa. Throughout his competitive career, he danced with partners Danka Kukučková and Michaela Šimková-Podmanická. The dancer was honored to represent Slovakia on 3 continents: Europe, America, and Asia.

Some of Petr's top results dancing the Argentine Tango include becoming a 4-time finalist of the World Championship in 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004 in Miami (USA), Annecy (France), and Dunaújváros (Hungary). He was also the European Argentine Tango Champion in 2001, the European Vice-Champion in 2000, and a 3-time European Championship Finalist in 1997, 1999, and 2003. At the German Open, Petr took the 1st Place in 2001 and 2nd in 2002. At the World Cup, he was the Argentine Tango Champion in 2000, and 3rd in 2001.

In Salsa, Horacek took the World Cup title in 2001 in Hong Kong.

Renowned Choreographer

Petr has choreographed over 200 compositions presented in 11 regions of the world. He has won more than 40 Slovakian Master titles and 20 Czech Republic International Master titles in Ballroom, Showdance, and Exhibition Choreography. Horachek has also acted as a choreographer for various TV projects including: "Svadba Snov", "SuperStar Search Slovakia", "Bailando", "Miliónový tanec", and "Let's Dance".

Dance Studio Director & Coach

Petr Horacek is a highly sought after coach who is a featured presenter at many top DanceSport training camps throughout Europe. As a WDSF licensed adjudicator, he regularly represents Slovakia judging various World Championships, Grands Prix, European Championships, WDSF World Opens and many more.

Petr has been a member of Uni-Dance Bratislava Dance Club since 2004, and is now the current dance studio director.

Accomplishments

Dance Partners

  • Danka Kukučková
  • Michaela Šimková-Podmanická

Entrepreneurship


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