Richard Kaszas & Foteini Pangea
Foteini Pangea was born in Elassona, Greece growing up in the gym of her parents “Fame”. She moved to Larissa, Greece where, starting at the age of 6, she got introduced to a wide range of different dance styles: Ballet, Character, Hip-hop, Oriental, Ballroom, Latin. As main member of the undefeated “All Ladies Latin 5 Dance” champions team for 6 years "Bond Girls" gains the experience of the TV show "Greece Got Talent" till the big LIVE finals and every day she loved Ballroom dancing, through competitions and performances more and more not just by being champion & the sport side but also the artistry of it all. Passionate about dance and especially Latin Styles, she starts teaching in Larissa, Agia, and Volos from the age of just 16 in many schools and groups & competes with her Youth partner in Greece and representing the country in big tournaments all around Europe. What she loves most about dancing is the amazing impact of the sport in people’s life, the discovery of the world through dance & that personally she got to experience & travel over 30 different countries and found her dance and life partner though it, Richard Kaszas.
Richard Kaszas started ballroom dancing with his sister at the age of 8 when their mother took them to the dance studio in Debrecen, Hungary. Competing nationally in Ballroom, Latin and Formation style they decided to join the Romanian “Stephany Dance Club” in Oradea where after 6 months they won national title & became the champions. They represented that studio nationally and internationally in many European competitions having amazing results in Youth division. Richard had many tryouts and partners after he and his sister decided to dance with other partners. He found his current partner Foteini Pangea that together they moved, taught and trained in Romania, Hungary and Greece, winning national titles & representing the countries in Adult Latin Open Division all around Europe. His strong commitment to sports allowed him, even from distance, to finish his Bachelor’s Degree in “Sports Management” while practicing 8 hours a day & competing every weekend.
Together at 2016 took a decision that changed their life, moving in USA & working for Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Sharing their passion, love and knowledge and changing people's lives through dance, while continuing their competitive career by conquering very high titles. With their “champions mindset” in everything they do they became the Top Male & Top Female teachers of the whole franchise for 4 years in a row and going. But they also never stopped dancing competitively and achieving extraordinary results in Latin, Show and now representing American Rhythm in Open Professional Divisions.
Here is a list of some common accomplishments in USA & many more to come:
- 2017 Triple Crown Champions-New Orleans- Rising Star Pro Latin
- 2017 Sapphire Dancesport Champions-Austin –Pro Open Latin, 2nd Show Dance
- 2017 Colorado Star Ball Champions-Denver-Pro Open Latin
- 2018 Indiana Challenge 2nd place-Michigan City- Pro Open American Rhythm
- 2018 Southern States Dancesport Champions-New Orleans- Rising Star Pro American Rhythm
- 2018 Sapphire Dancesport Champions-Austin- Pro Open American Rhythm
- 2018 Colorado Star Ball Champions-Denver-RS Pro Open American Rhythm Division & Pro Show Dance Division
- 2018 Millennium Dancesport Championships –New Orleans-1st place RS Pro Open American Rhythm, 2nd place Open American Rhythm
- 2018 Fred Astaire Cross Country Dance Championship-Houston- National Champions Pro Closed American Rhythm Division
- 2018 Sapphire DanceSport Champions-Austin- Pro Open American Rhythm
- 2019 Indiana Challenge DanceSport –Indiana- 1st place RS Pro Open American Rhythm Division, 2nd place Open American Rhythm Division
- 2019 St. Louis Star Ball-1st place RS Pro Open American Rhythm, 2nd place Pro Open American Rhythm Division
- 2020 Vegas Open Champions-Las Vegas-RS Pro Open American Rhythm Division
- 2021 Twin Cities Open Ballroom Champions-Minneapolis- RS Pro Open American Rhythm Division
- 2021 Elite Dancesport Champions-Irvine- RS Pro Open American Rhythm Division
- 2021 Fred Astaire National Champions-Orlando-RS Pro Open American Rhythm
They continue dynamically being on top in their dancing & teaching career & as Texas champions they represent the state & Fred Astaire Dance Studios everywhere they go. They are so passionate about dancing, performing, teaching and changing people’s life’s that their motto is “The world would be a better place if everybody was dancing”. For that reason they created the world’s 1st American Rhythm Online Education Course so they can reach and impact more people all over the planet. Check it out & Enroll to Learn at: www.icanchacha.com