Yuriy and Oleksandra Datsyk are a world renowned professional dance couple and dance educators. They have more than 30 years of professional dance experience and retain the titles of former Ukrainian National Professional Grand Finalists and Champions in International Latin, Standard and 10 dance divisions.
They have traveled extensively across Europe, competing successfully and teaching International style Latin and Standard Dance. Dedicated educators, they were both on the Ballroom Dance faculty at the Institute of Choreography in their hometown of Lviv, Ukraine. In Lviv in 1990, they established a dance studio and school of dance “Style” as a tool to share their knowledge with hundreds of children and adults. As a result, many of their students competed and won numerous national and international DanceSport competitions.
They choreographed and performed stage and television shows in Ukraine, Poland, Hungary and the U.S. In 1999, Yuriy and Oleksandra moved to the U.S. to join Fred Astaire Dance Studios, and for the past 11 years, they have been running a successful New York Midtown Fred Astaire Dance Studio in the heart of Manhattan. The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Bonita Springs, Fla., is Yuriy and Oleksandra’s next new and exciting project. It will breathe new life into the Ballroom, Latin and social dance scene of Southwest Florida. Their professional demeanor and impeccable taste have made them some of the most respected teachers and coaches in the industry, and their passion and enthusiasm for Ballroom dancing is highly contagious and inspires greatness in their students.