What Dancers and Dance Teachers Are Saying

about our Coaching4Dancers™ system

Hubert and Magda have greatly enriched training of many of my couples. Their methods contributed to unleashing of spontaneous expression of individual dancers as well as integration of a training group. Techniques of improvisation enables to experience previously unrealised dancing body language, whereas contact improvisation improves relationship in a couple. Mental training, including affirmation and visualisation supports dancer’s self-confidence by integrating body and mind.
Altogether Hubert and Magda’s techniques increased creativity and strengthen personality of a dancer.

My support for methods introduced by Hubert and Magda is evidenced by recommendation I have included into my lecture at the Congress for Polish Judges in 2012.

Iwona Golczak

Dance Teacher, Winner of Blackpool 2008 Amateur Latin

Iwona Golczak
Evaldas Sodeika - Ieva Zukauskaite

Evaldas Sodeika & Ieva Zukauskaite

The main problem is that many Lithuanian dancers are not confident enough to sell their performance to the judges and the audience. The couples have very good technique skills, but their level of energy is very low during the performance.

With the help of Hubert’s methods the couples became more confident and were able to sustain the same level of energy from the beginning till the end of the performance.

One more thing that helped the couples very much, was Hubert’s techniques for improving the partnership in the couples. Because of that every couple started to work as a team unit, not two separate persons.

The result was surprisingly good – in the Lithuanian Championship won the youth couple that wasn’t very strong technically, but improved the most during Hubert’s training and demonstrated the highest level of energy and confidence during the competition. The amateur dancers showed the big change in their energy and harmony of the couple and show amazing result in the Grand Slam competition one week after.

Giedrius Januskevicius

Evaldas Sodeika - Ieva Zukauskaite

Edgars Linis & Eliza Ancane

 

I am very emotional person. In dancing these emotions can be my strength and in the same time – my weakness. When it comes to dance training I understand that they can’t get in the way and I have to be cold-minded, but in reality I couldn’t do that. So the training process was very slow, too slow.

Hubert showed me very old and simple breathing technique from India that I had to do every day (and in the beginning even 2-3 times daily).

And it really changed a lot in my dance training process and even some things in my normal life. I am more calm and I can be very focused on our goals in practice. I’m sure that this is also one of the many things that helped us to win our Latvian Champions title.

 

Eliza Ancane

Latvian Ballroom Champion 2014

For a certain period of time, we had no real progress and development. We had difficulties to set goals, plan how to reach them and to actually believe in them.

When we first met Hubert last summer, straight away we started to work on our goals and building up our confidence to reach them. We were introduced with a lot of techniques and planning methods to succeed.

These changes in our daily practice for half a year led us to winning the Latvian Championship for the first time and showing the best performance we ever did!

Edgars Linis

Latvian Ballroom Champion 2014

I have known Hubert from the years when we were competing together as rivals on the dancing floor. Then we haven’t seen each other for many years. Two years ago I had a chance to meet him and Magda again on a training camp of Iwona Golczak in Borek, Poland, where we were cooperating in teaching competitors, dancers.

I have to tell you that I was fascinated by the work that Hubert and Magda are doing.  It is something that all the dancers need, not just dancers, every human being. They are taking you into yourself, to find and discover who you are. With their exercises you find different emotions which you were not aware that exist, you can feel the truth about yourself. I think this is very important to know, to feel, especially when you are performing there is no better performance that honest, truthful dancer on the dancing floor.  And with their help you can really touch that area of yourself.
Dancing is not just movement with the music. Dancing is the personality, relationship, feeling of yourself in particular music and movement. And without emotions and understanding who you are and how deep you can go there is not real dancing.
I think its important to know and to explore, then you can become a better person and with that also a better dancer or whatever you do in your life.
Hubert and Magda are somebody who can lead you into deepness of exploring yourself and dancing.
Be real, do not fake it, but we all need to fake it until we make it!!!

Matej Krajcer

Winner of Blackpool 2008 Amateur Latin

My couples are prepared technically very good, but they struggle to perform on maximum at the competition. Because of that they often lost to less skilled dancers.

During preparation camp in Riga for Latvian Ballroom Championship 2014 Hubert introduced some of his coaching techniques and methods focusing on strong performance and mental preparation.

As a result my couples danced at the championship like never before, with very high confidence and to the maximum of their abilities. We surprised everyone and won almost all age categories!

Raimonds Pisevs

My biggest problem, as many other dancers I suppose, was the lack of a precise training plan before the major competitions such as Blackpool, UK, International. There were so many different information that I wanted to work on, but I was not sure what to focus on, what is the priority for each big competition. For sure there was not enough time to work on everything.

During coaching lesson with Hubert me and my partner quickly came up with a 2 moths training plan. We had all the details and aspects planed almost to the minute. We also established the rules that we both had to follow to make this perfect plan work.

Effect of creating and following this plan were amazing – my best personal result – 7 th place in PRO RS Latin (first competition as professional)
I will be grateful to Hubert forever : -)

Kuba Rybicki

UK Rising Star Pro 7 th place

Hubert has worked on many aspects of my dancing. If I had to choose which aspect had the biggest impact on ma dancing and competition results I would say performance. Improving this aspect was a big challenge for me. I was asking myself how to do that within our latin dance form, based on set structures and rules. How to express natural, interesting story that audience can understand and at the same time follow all those rules.

Hubert came up with a solution by working on my energy and charisma. Combined with visualisation techniques it soon started to improve my performance and was more and more evident with the time.

It was a turning point for me. It improved many aspects of my dancing and it’s quality. Other aspect were also better: self-confidence, awareness, ability to improvise, connection with my partner. Also my imagination was better and allowed me to be much more creative in my dancing and during practice.

All those aspects transformed me from a dancer who was a 1/4 finalist on most Polish competitions to making first time final of Polish National Championship.

Marcin Zaprawa

Polish Championship finalist

What Dancers and Dance Teachers Are Saying

about our Coaching4Dancers™ system

My biggest challenge was how to balance my emotions. Often my reactions to some situations in practice or competition were like reactions of sugar level after drinking Coca Cola 🙂 This affected in negative way relationship with my partner, my concentration and quality of movement as my body was getting tense and stiff when I was going into negative emotions.

To balance my emotions Hubert has given me some breathing techniques. Since then I am doing a simple exercise every morning.

As a result my emotions are much more stable and balanced and even the most challenging situations, that might happen during the day do not affect me and take me off track of my main goal.

Bartek Szkutnik

Polish Championship Finalist

I was looking for ways to improve my body flexibility in the movement and wanted to learn how to use energy in my dancing.

Hubert showed me some techniques that improved both: flexibility and energy. For about 2 weeks during each practice I was dancing on my own using my arms and hands (not holding a typical ballroom frame) and instead of focusing on technique I was focusing on activating each part of my body. As a result I have felt flow of energy in my whole body and could dance to the maximum of my abilities.

I was also using visualisation technique every time I was not satisfied with my dancing and movement. Rather then getting frustrated I was closing my eyes and seeing how I want this movement to look like and even naming each movement using my own words. Because of that I felt much better about my own dancing. I felt that my movement doesn’t have to be monotonous, that it can have many contrasts and changes of energy.

 

Agata Brychcy

Polish Championship Finalist

Lack of communication in our couple was a reason for noneffective trainings. We felt that we could do so much more during practice if we only knew how to talk to each other in a way that was not creating negative tension. Hubert has given us specific instructions:  how to communicate and give positive and constructive  feedback to the partner. What to focus on during training to feel motivated rather then frustrated. How to listen and respond to partner comments. He also explained how our personalities are different from each other and how to use it as an advantage in our dancing.

As a result of applying his techniques our trainings are now much more productive. We feel positive energy and are motivation to work on our dancing. We have smiles on our faces after each training session 🙂

Tomek Wężykowski i Agata Szweda

My main problem, before I started working with Hubert, was related to practice plan before competitions. I was putting too much attention to technical aspect during practice and spend most of the time working on it. I did not think enough about performance and artistic aspect of my dancing. Because of that picture of our couple during the competition was not as good as it could be. Our level of technical skills was good enough to be one or two rounds higher but we lost with other couples that had better look and performance.

Hubert immediately solved our problems by changing preparation plan for competitions and giving us ideas how to improve our performance in the best possible way. As a result my dancing and performance is now more interesting, impressive and powerful. Hubert added something great into my dancing, which made it more natural and enjoyable for me and for audience.

He also helped me with mental preparation before the comps. Using visualization methods I am more focused on my goals now, more creative, and it’s easier for me to control emotions or negative thoughts. Another great thing, which Hubert helped me with, is keeping very positive, high level of energy and better communication with my partner during practice. Now, it helps me improve in faster and easier way.
The effect of putting together Hubert’s techniques with my own practice is great. All these methods have a huge influence on my dancing, and the best confirmation of our work are my latest result on competitions and better relation with my partner.
I am really glad that I am working with Hubert.

Maciek Kadłubowski

3rd place at Blackpool 2014 Amateur R/Star Ballroom

My biggest problem was negative thinking a few days before and also during the competition. It was blocking me inside. I knew, I was working very hard and I deserved success but on the other hand something in my mind told me, that I can’t do this, that it won’t be good. Hubert gave me an advanced NLP technique for controlling my thoughts.
As it turned out later it was very simple thing that completely changed my way of thinking and dancing as well. Now, before competition I am really motivated and not blocked inside anymore.

Maja Kopacz

3rd place at Blackpool 2014 Amateur R/Star Ballroom