Daric has really an atypical road in dance… He was not at all supposed to come to this community. Born and raised in French part of Switzerland, he studied physics and nano-technology-material in highest Polytechnical Swiss school. During his studies, he started Latin Ballroom because of her girl friend who forced him to, 3 month latter he was given a choice : her or dance… Guess what he chose? When a friend of his came up with a bet about a Discofox competition in 3 weeks, he just had to learn alone about this dance… this was in 1994!!! He quickly built up a technic which is NOT latin, but comes from it. So he used his technical knowledge principles, and his search for overall rules in order to give to this dance, he fell in love with, all the best of his heart, allowed him to win ALL Swiss Championships he participated to from 1995 to 2006, and was at last Vice-Champion Europe and World.
He competed until 2006, and decided then to share as more as possible what he had discovered during both, teaching in Switzerland, and competing at the highest level. So he now travels for more than 10 years around the world to make others think about what is this dance after all.
His philosophy is simple : trying to go as deep as possible in technic. But not forgetting that technic is only a tool used to dance better, and show feelings… feelings of all three parts : the leader, the follower, and the couple. So yes, it’s all about frame, connection, steps but also about intention, surprise and life.
Nastia was born and grew up in Moscow. And now she lives in French part of Switzerland. She started out with gymnastics. Hence was given sports interest and perseverance, and a “little” flexibility. Since childhood, she loved to dance. She was 12 when she made her first steps in a couple dance. Though a whole year without any partner, Nasia danced ballroom dancing. But happily her Ballroom career ended. However, when she turned out 20 she found out about hustle (discofox). She developed her own style and were co-owner of 2 big schools in Moscow. Also she was part of new Discofox orginizations (founded in 2008) which helped to bring community to the highest level of the world. Now she is dancing Hustle / Discofox for more than 13 years and trying the spread this style around the Europe.
Also one of her favorite dance is West Coast Swing. Having tried it once, loved it a lot. At the initial stage, it was difficult to combine the two dances, and WCS had to be postponed for a couple of years. But now she has the strength and resources to do both. To date, she is All-Star dancer and actual judge. Also she developed her own intensives about Lady Styling in the couple or solo dance.