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Tatsiana Lahvinovich Galchun

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Born: February 23
Hometown: Minsk, Belarus
Current location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Current status:

Tatsiana Lahvinovich Galchun is a former Professional Ballroom Dancer, specializing in the International Style Latin division. Tatsiana is a multiple time Croatian National Amateur and Professional Latin Champion, WDSF Earopean & World Latin Champion in Amateur and Professional Division of DanceSport as well as the winner at all major competitions including the German Ope Championships (GOC), International Championships and Blackpool Dance Festival. Tatsiana is currently a WDSF Licensed Adjudicator and coach of many top couples including WDSF World Cup 10 Dance Cgampions.


When Tatsiana started, her parents danced too, so she also decided to be become a dancer. Tatsiana could not really walk yet, but already decided that will be a dancer.

She began dancing at 6 years old, and at the age of 7, Tatsiana danced at her first competition. Born in Minsk (Belarus), at the age of 20, she danced with a partner from Belarus, and they performed quite successfully in that country, until Zoran invited her to Slovenia.

After 2 months they competed in Minsk, the wife of the president of the federation approached Tatsiana, handed her a small piece of paper with the words "I have something for you" and disappeared. She thought something was wrong here.

Tatsiana looked at the note - it was a fax from Slovenia, in which it was written: "Please help us find the address of Tatyana Lagvinovich." She never thought about representing another country. She did not think about it, because Tatsiana had a pretty happy life in Minsk, and already taught at the dance school. Even holding this note in her hands, she told to herself: "I do not know if I could have lost something, but found it in Slovenia." She sent a reply that it was she, and in 5 minutes received a long letter with a presentation of Zoran and all his results.

They never competed against each other. Tatsiana's partner was older, and they performed in a different age category. In addition, it was the age when you quickly move from one age category to another. So they never crossed on the dance floor.

At first she did not believe, she said to herself: "It's impossible, world champion! It's better to check everything." But it was true. They wrote to her: "We really want you to try to dance together." Please answer if you are interested. She still could not believe it, but in response Tatsiana wrote one sentence "Yes, I'm interested".

She again received a long letter describing all the conditions, plans and other things. Then everything happened very quickly. After short couple minutes try out with Tatsiana, Zoran said to himself: "I think I want to dance with this girl" and when we tried again, He realized that he was not mistaken. You just feel it, and you do not need anything else.

New Beginning

Two month later after training with Alenka and Branko Bohak, the newly formed couple won the Slovenian Ten Dance Championship and placed third in Latin. It was a good result, because they performed in amateurs, where Andrej Skufca took 1st place, and 2 - Kricher. And these were top couples, and for them this result was really a victory . Then in the same year they performed at the European Championships in 10 dances and took the 4th place. Everything happened swiftly and very fast. Zoran and Tatsiana eventually decided to focus on Latin only. They moved from Maribor to Ljubljana and teamed up with another Slovenian trainer, Latin specialist Barbara Ambroz.

Tatsiana Lahvinovich and Zoran Plohl had a very beautiful and successful competitive career. Their danced together for 13 years, in that time they have achieved everything you possible can achieve in the world of DanceSport. Zoran and Tatsiana were Multiple time Croatian Amateur International Style Latin Champion, WDSF European & World Amateur Latin Champion, German Open Championships (GOC) Amateur Latin Champion, International Championships Amateur Latin Champion, Blackpool Dance Festival Amateur Latin Champion, UK Open Championships Amateur Latin Champion, Multiple-time WDSF "Grand Slam" Champion, German Open Championships (GOC) Professional Latin Champion, WDSF European & World Professional Latin Champion.

Throughout their career it was Natasa Ambroz who gave them advice and support at all times. She was considered their “Slovenian Mama” – since Tatsiana’s parents live in Belarus – and she was obviously party to this important career decision too.

Currently Tatsiana is a WDSF Licensed Adjudicator, Instructor and Coach of many top couples including WDSF World Under 21 Latin Champions and WDSF World Cup 10 Dance Cgampions.


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