Cojoc Rares - Katarzyna Kapral

General information
Man Cojoc Rares   (10013011)
Woman Katarzyna Kapral   (10014308)
Dancing for Romania
Joined on 01 July 2005
Retired on: 21 June 2011
Current age group Adult
Current status Retired
Division General
Competitions
RankPointsDateCompetitionDisciplineCategoryLocation
26.14 May 2011European ChampionshipStandardAdultKalisz - Poland
7.16507 May 2011International OpenStandardAdultKaunas - Lithuania
6.19330 April 2011International OpenStandardAdultChisinau - Moldova
3.24516 April 2011International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
11.12910 April 2011International OpenStandardAdultMegeve - France
3.05 March 2011European CupStandardAdultTargu Mures - Romania
3.15412 February 2011International OpenStandardAdultMontreal - Canada
14.9706 February 2011International OpenStandardAdultAntwerp - Belgium
6.23705 December 2010International OpenStandardAdultVarazdin - Croatia
13.25027 November 2010World ChampionshipStandardAdultWetzlar - Germany
5.21007 November 2010International OpenStandardAdultOradea - Romania
5.22203 October 2010International OpenStandardAdultBrasov - Romania
5.15625 September 2010International OpenStandardAdultLisboa - Portugal
3.21028 August 2010International OpenStandardAdultBudapest - Hungary
24.8221 August 2010GrandSlamStandardAdultStuttgart - Germany
1.17610 July 2010International OpenStandardAdultPalm Desert (CA) - United States
19.03 April 2010European ChampionshipStandardAdultMoscow - Russian Federation
4.22813 March 2010International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
20.18028 November 2009World ChampionshipStandardAdultAarhus - Denmark
20.7822 November 2009International OpenStandardAdultVienna - Austria
16.21 November 2009World CupStandardAdultVienna - Austria
5.19231 October 2009International OpenStandardAdultRiga - Latvia
3.18926 September 2009International OpenStandardAdultOradea - Romania
8.16719 September 2009International OpenStandardAdultWarzawa - Poland
26.12 April 2009OpenStandardAdultMegève - France
26.5412 April 2009International OpenStandardAdultMegeve - France
29.11 April 2009OpenStandardAdultMegeve - France
6.22014 March 2009International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
1.14 February 2009OpenStandardAdultMontreal - Canada
1.16014 February 2009International OpenStandardAdultMontreal - Canada
17.8407 February 2009International OpenStandardAdultAntwerp - Belgium
3.24529 November 2008International OpenStandardAdultOradea - Romania
13.11016 November 2008International OpenStandardAdultVienna - Austria
24.14015 November 2008World ChampionshipStandardAdultVienna - Austria
8.14420 September 2008International OpenStandardAdultWarzaw - Poland
27.6729 August 2008GrandSlamStandardAdultIrvine (CA) - United States
48.5516 August 2008GrandSlamStandardAdultStuttgart - Germany
11.12906 April 2008International OpenStandardAdultMoscow - Russian Federation
37.05 April 2008European ChampionshipStandardAdultMoscow - Russian Federation
5.15 March 2008National ChampionshipStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
5.21015 March 2008International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
2.15017 February 2008International OpenStandardAdultMontreal - Canada
2.16 February 2008International OpenStandardAdultMontreal - Canada
2.6509 December 2007OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
10.11903 November 2007International OpenStandardAdultRiga - Latvia
36.10027 October 2007World ChampionshipStandardAdultMoscow - Russian Federation
3.22420 October 2007International OpenStandardAdultOradea - Romania
22.7131 August 2007GrandSlamStandardAdultIrvine (CA) - United States
54.2118 August 2007GrandSlamStandardAdultStuttgart - Germany
16.15 July 2007World CupStandardAdultShanghai - People's Republic of China
9.7414 July 2007OpenStandardAdultShanghai - People's Republic of China
13.10108 July 2007International OpenStandardAdultHong Kong - Hong Kong
10.6807 July 2007OpenStandardAdultMacau - Macau
13.9630 June 2007International OpenStandardAdultBarcelona - Spain
2.8129 April 2007OpenStandardAdultGliwice - Poland
9.8022 April 2007OpenStandardAdultLinz - Austria
5.21 April 2007European Union ChampionshipStandardAdultLinz - Austria
11.10515 April 2007International OpenStandardAdultMegéve - France
21.6401 April 2007International OpenStandardAdultBrno - Czech Republic
7.16017 March 2007International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
5.9814 January 2007OpenStandardAdultMadrid - Spain
29.13 January 2007European ChampionshipStandardAdultMadrid - Spain
22.6501 September 2006GrandSlamStandardAdultIrvine (California) - United States
27.5619 August 2006GrandSlamStandardAdultStuttgart - Germany
19.7008 July 2006International OpenStandardAdultBarcelona - Spain
24.4820 June 2006International OpenStandardAdultOstia (Rome) - Italy
8.5201 May 2006OpenStandardAdultGliwice - Poland
15.22 April 2006World ChampionshipStandardYouthWels - Austria
13.7925 March 2006International OpenStandardAdultBucharest - Romania
38.18 December 2005Sub Continental ChampionshipLatinAdultRiga - Latvia
38.3418 December 2005International OpenStandardAdultRiga - Latvia
20.4827 November 2005International OpenStandardAdultElblag - Poland
17.7016 October 2005International OpenStandardAdultChisinau - Moldova
10.17 September 2005OpenStandardAdultPraha - Denmark
2.17 September 2005OpenStandardYouthPraha - Denmark
10.6217 September 2005OpenStandardAdultPrague -
35.5002 September 2005GrandSlamStandardAdultIrvine (Los Angeles) - United States
28.4709 July 2005International OpenStandardAdultBarcelona - Spain
That's Him!

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.’