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Zdenek Fencak

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Born: August 23, 1963
Hometown: Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Current location: Třebíč, Czech Republic
Current status:

Zdenek Fencak is a former Professional Ballroom dancer specializing in both the Standard and Latin dance styles. Zdenek has represented two countries during his competitive career - Austria and the Czech Republic. Currently, with wife and partner Jana Fencak, he is the owner of the Starstep Dance Studio located in Třebíč, Czech Republic, where he trains National Champions of various age groups. Aside from being a National Adjudicator of the Czech Dance Sport Federation, he is also an "A" and "PD" Licensed WDSF Adjudicator.


Zdenek Fencak met his partner and wife, Jana Fencak, in 1979 at a dance studio in his home town of Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.

In 1981, the couple performed at their first competition. Throughout their competitive career, they achieved performance of the highest class, "M-Class", in both dance divisions - Standard and Latin.

In 1988, Zdenek and Jana moved to Austria where they represented the country for many years and were members of the Austrian National Team in the Latin American and 10 Dance divisions.

In 1994, both Zdenek and Jana started their careers as coaches. At the University of Vienna, they completed a coaching school in 1998 to become state-tested first class instructors for DanceSport. Since that year, they have managed to bring many of their students to achieve their dream titles, which include becoming National Champions in various age groups. Zdenek and Jana have traveled with their couples who have performed around the world.

Since 2007, Zdenek and Jana have been coaches in the Czech Republic where they have established their own dance school, the Starstep Dance Studio. They are the only qualified coaches with state coaching experience in Třebíč, Czech Republic.

World Renowned Adjudicator

Aside from being a National Adjudicator for the Czech Dance Sport Federation, Zdenek Fencak is a World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) "A" Licensed and "PD" Adjudicator. He has judged many WDSF events including but not limited to:

  • Multiple WDSF Adult Latin World Opens in:
    • Kavala, Greece (2018)
    • San Marino, San Marino (2018)
    • Pforzheim, Germany (2015, 2018)
    • Vienna, Austria (2015, 2017)
    • Ostrava, Czech Republic (2017)
    • Prague, Czech Republic (2014 - 2017)
    • Brno, Czech Republic (2016)
  • Multiple WDSF Adult Standard World Opens in:
    • San Marino, San Marino (2018)
    • Vienna, Austria (2017)
    • Bratislava, Slovakia (2015)
  • 2018 WDSF European Formation Latin Championship in Kalisz (Poland)
  • 2017 WDSF Adult Standard World Cup in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
  • 2016 WDSF World Youth 10 Dance Championship in Riga (Latvia)
  • 2016 WDSF Adult 10 Dance World Cup in Riga (Latvia)
  • 2015 WDSF World Senior I Latin Championship in Salou (Spain)


  • During competitive career, has achieved performance of the highest class, "M-Class", in both the Standard and Latin dance divisions
  • Represented two countries, Austria and Czech Republic, during competitive career
  • Former member of the Austrian National Team for the Latin American and 10 Dance divisions
  • Completed a coaching school in 1998 to become a state-tested first class instructor for DanceSport
  • Has trained many National Champions throughout various age groups

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