Rares Cojoc

General information
NameRares
SurnameCojoc
NationalityRomania
Member Id number (MIN)10013011
Current age groupAdult
Member of Romanian DanceSport Federation
Licenses

Athlete

Division: General
Status: Active
Competitions
RankDateEventDisciplineCategoryLocation
22.23 November 2013World ChampionshipStandardAdultKiev - Ukraine
8.17 November 2013World OpenStandardAdultVienna-Schwechat - Austria
3.10 November 2013World OpenStandardAdultWarsaw - Poland
3.02 November 2013World OpenStandardAdultPlatja d'Aro - Spain
2.19 October 2013World OpenStandardAdultTimisoara - Romania
1.22 September 2013World OpenStandardAdultBrasov - Romania
9.15 September 2013World OpenStandardAdultPrague - Czech Republic
22.16 August 2013GrandSlamStandardAdultStuttgart - Germany
13.18 May 2013World OpenStandardAdultLondon - England
4.11 May 2013World OpenStandardAdultKaunas - Lithuania
3.28 April 2013World OpenStandardAdultChisinau - Moldova
17.20 April 2013European ChampionshipStandardAdultAarhus - Denmark
4.14 April 2013World OpenStandardAdultMegeve - France
6.23 March 2013World OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
6.10 March 2013World OpenStandardAdultMalta - Malta
12.09 February 2013World OpenStandardAdultBassano del Grappa - Italy
7.12 January 2013World OpenStandardAdultMadrid - Spain
7.15 December 2012World OpenStandardAdultRiga - Latvia
1.24 November 2012World OpenStandardAdultMinsk - Belarus
10.17 November 2012World OpenStandardAdultVienna - Austria
3.11 November 2012World OpenStandardAdultWarszawa - Poland
1.04 November 2012World OpenStandardAdultOradea - Romania
6.20 October 2012World OpenStandardAdultHelsinki - Finland
25.17 August 2012GrandSlamStandardAdultStuttgart - Germany
18.28 April 2012European ChampionshipStandardAdultKoblenz - Germany
9.15 April 2012World OpenStandardAdultMegeve - France
3.31 March 2012International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
5.18 February 2012International OpenStandardAdultMalta - Malta
13.14 January 2012International OpenStandardAdultMadrid - Spain
26.14 May 2011European ChampionshipStandardAdultKalisz - Poland
7.07 May 2011International OpenStandardAdultKaunas - Lithuania
6.30 April 2011International OpenStandardAdultChisinau - Moldova
3.16 April 2011International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
11.10 April 2011International OpenStandardAdultMegeve - France
3.05 March 2011European CupStandardAdultTargu Mures - Romania
3.12 February 2011International OpenStandardAdultMontreal - Canada
14.06 February 2011International OpenStandardAdultAntwerp - Belgium
6.05 December 2010International OpenStandardAdultVarazdin - Croatia
13.27 November 2010World ChampionshipStandardAdultWetzlar - Germany
5.07 November 2010International OpenStandardAdultOradea - Romania
5.03 October 2010International OpenStandardAdultBrasov - Romania
5.25 September 2010International OpenStandardAdultLisboa - Portugal
3.28 August 2010International OpenStandardAdultBudapest - Hungary
24.21 August 2010GrandSlamStandardAdultStuttgart - Germany
1.10 July 2010International OpenStandardAdultPalm Desert (CA) - United States
19.03 April 2010European ChampionshipStandardAdultMoscow - Russian Federation
4.13 March 2010International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
20.28 November 2009World ChampionshipStandardAdultAarhus - Denmark
20.22 November 2009International OpenStandardAdultVienna - Austria
16.21 November 2009World CupStandardAdultVienna - Austria
5.31 October 2009International OpenStandardAdultRiga - Latvia
3.26 September 2009International OpenStandardAdultOradea - Romania
8.19 September 2009International OpenStandardAdultWarzawa - Poland
26.12 April 2009OpenStandardAdultMegève - France
26.12 April 2009International OpenStandardAdultMegeve - France
29.11 April 2009OpenStandardAdultMegeve - France
6.14 March 2009International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
1.14 February 2009OpenStandardAdultMontreal - Canada
1.14 February 2009International OpenStandardAdultMontreal - Canada
17.07 February 2009International OpenStandardAdultAntwerp - Belgium
3.29 November 2008International OpenStandardAdultOradea - Romania
13.16 November 2008International OpenStandardAdultVienna - Austria
24.15 November 2008World ChampionshipStandardAdultVienna - Austria
8.20 September 2008International OpenStandardAdultWarzaw - Poland
27.29 August 2008GrandSlamStandardAdultIrvine (CA) - United States
48.16 August 2008GrandSlamStandardAdultStuttgart - Germany
11.06 April 2008International OpenStandardAdultMoscow - Russian Federation
37.05 April 2008European ChampionshipStandardAdultMoscow - Russian Federation
5.15 March 2008National ChampionshipStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
5.15 March 2008International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
2.17 February 2008International OpenStandardAdultMontreal - Canada
2.16 February 2008International OpenStandardAdultMontreal - Canada
2.09 December 2007OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
10.03 November 2007International OpenStandardAdultRiga - Latvia
36.27 October 2007World ChampionshipStandardAdultMoscow - Russian Federation
3.20 October 2007International OpenStandardAdultOradea - Romania
22.31 August 2007GrandSlamStandardAdultIrvine (CA) - United States
54.18 August 2007GrandSlamStandardAdultStuttgart - Germany
16.15 July 2007World CupStandardAdultShanghai - People's Republic of China
9.14 July 2007OpenStandardAdultShanghai - People's Republic of China
13.08 July 2007International OpenStandardAdultHong Kong - Hong Kong
10.07 July 2007OpenStandardAdultMacau - Macau
13.30 June 2007International OpenStandardAdultBarcelona - Spain
2.29 April 2007OpenStandardAdultGliwice - Poland
9.22 April 2007OpenStandardAdultLinz - Austria
5.21 April 2007European Union ChampionshipStandardAdultLinz - Austria
11.15 April 2007International OpenStandardAdultMegéve - France
21.01 April 2007International OpenStandardAdultBrno - Czech Republic
7.17 March 2007International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
5.14 January 2007OpenStandardAdultMadrid - Spain
29.13 January 2007European ChampionshipStandardAdultMadrid - Spain
22.01 September 2006GrandSlamStandardAdultIrvine (California) - United States
27.19 August 2006GrandSlamStandardAdultStuttgart - Germany
19.08 July 2006International OpenStandardAdultBarcelona - Spain
24.20 June 2006International OpenStandardAdultOstia (Rome) - Italy
8.01 May 2006OpenStandardAdultGliwice - Poland
15.22 April 2006World ChampionshipStandardYouthWels - Austria
13.25 March 2006International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
38.18 December 2005International OpenStandardAdultRiga - Latvia
38.18 December 2005Sub Continental ChampionshipLatinAdultRiga - Latvia
20.27 November 2005International OpenStandardAdultElblag - Poland
17.16 October 2005International OpenStandardAdultChisinau - Moldova
10.17 September 2005OpenStandardAdultPraha - Denmark
2.17 September 2005OpenStandardYouthPraha - Denmark
35.02 September 2005GrandSlamStandardAdultIrvine (Los Angeles) - United States
28.09 July 2005International OpenStandardAdultBarcelona - Spain
11.07 May 2005International OpenLatinAdultNahariya - Israel
2.06 May 2005OpenStandardAdultNahariya - Israel
26.23 April 2005OpenStandardAdultChisinau - Moldova
18.19 March 2005International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
26.05 February 2005World ChampionshipTen DanceYouthAntwerpen - Belgium
16.23 October 2004World ChampionshipTen DanceJunior IIMoscow - Russian Federation
34.04 July 2004World ChampionshipStandardJunior IILloret de Mar - Spain
4.30 April 2004OpenTen DanceJunior IIWels - Austria
4.14 September 2003OpenStandardJunior IIOradea - Romania
12.14 September 2003OpenLatinJunior IIOradea - Romania
Partner
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detailsBeatrice Andrea BalasaRomaniaRomaniaRetired01/03/200530/06/2005
That's Me!

How did you get in contact with dancesport ?Rares Cojoc
I started dancing on my own initiative at the age of 8 years when I was in the second
grade at primary school. According to the curriculum I had 3 sport lessons per week and
after a while one of them turned into a dancing class, held by the man who was to
became my first teacher. This course lasted the whole year, but after a few weeks he
selected few of us, including myself, in order to attend dance classes at his dancing club.
And so began my story as a dancer.

What is the fascination that you are still involved in dancesport ?
I think dancing is the perfect combination between sport and art. Quoting Shakespeare
“there is no left, there is no right, there is only interpretation”. Aspect that I consider
perfectly valid in dancing. The art lets you discover something new every day. Dancing
means for me transmission of feelings through movement and through the
communication between partners. Finally, dancing is after all, a sport that leads to a
good physical development, it teaches you to learn to respects your efforts and to
respect the guy next to you.

What is your aim in dancesport ?
The ultimate aim is to become world champion.

Is there something in dancesport nowadays what you are worried about ?
I feel a bit worried about the political battles that litter the beauty of this sport.

How long are you dancing ?
I am dancing for almost 14 years.

What is your favorite dance ?
Definitely, Tango.

Who is your main trainer ?
Giordano and Catia Vanone.

Where do you mainly live ?
Despite the fact that my partner is Polish and our coaches Italians, fact that complicates
quite a lot the possibility of practice ,I tend to think that I spend most time in Romania.
That is thanks to the fact that Kasia comes to me very often as well as because Giordano
and Catia are invited to teach almost every month in Romania.
 

Do you have time to meet friends ?
Of course, my time is limited, but I believe that true friend are only few and therefore we
should not neglect them.
 

Your education, job :
At the moment I am in the third year at law school in Bucharest.

What are you going to do if there is completely unexpected a free day for you?
I would definitely do something relaxing together with my friends or my family. At the
end of the day I would spoil myself with a dinner in the city.
 

Do you have any hobbies beside dancing ?
I really love playing tennis. When I am at home I usually try to play every morning. It is
quite a perfect start of the day.

Do you have other talents which nobody knows so far ?
Tennis is one of them. Acting might be as well, even tough I have never tried it. I think
we are simply unlimited. Each of us has many undiscovered skills. The idea is to discover
them.

Which kind of movie could you motivate to go to the cinema ?
I do not feel attracted to a certain kind of movies only. I would certainly like to see a
good movie, even though the term ‘good’ is very subjective. In order to make a decision I
would be probably guided by the actors who play in the movie.

Imagine you are on a lonely island. What are the 3 most important things you
would take with you or you cannot imagine to live without ?
A notebook would virtually get me in contact with everyone, but without internet
connection and a socket to recharge, it becomes useless. Probably a cell phone is better. I
would take more then one battery with me. But as well, it is a multifunctional device, so
it has many positive aspects. I would also take a book to teach me survival techniques in
a pristine environment. Least but not least I would make sure that I have plenty of water
and food with me.

What are you most proud of ?
I feel proud of the fact that I have a united and happy family as well as because I am
most of the time surrounded by wise people who make an ongoing contribution to my
development as a man.

Which of your dreams would you like most to come true ?
To win the World Championship and to become a successful businessman. Above all, to
have a healthy family.

What are your targets fort he next World Championship ?
“Once men have tasted caviar, it baffles me how they settle for catfish.”  Therefore, I
wish to repeat the last year’s performance and get into the semifinal.

If you meet a person you do not know, what hits your eyes ?
Inevitably, the aspect. I feel especially drawn to the smile and the eyes of a person.
Beside that, the gestures also steal my attention.

How do you cope with stress and bad mood ?
Coping by reacting to such negative moods in order to get rid of them and not to infect
the others.

What are your personal strengths ?
I am a true fighter and therefore I generally get what I want. I am also energetic and
mostly positive and warm to the people around me, failing to stay calm. I love
discovering new thinks and I usually get excited very fast. Finally I would describe
myself as quite a funny person, too.

What is your motto in life ?
‘Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look
beyond the imperfections.’