"Happy Face Is My Motto"
- Daniel Trepat
"Winner Of 4 Best International Dance Teacher Awards"
- Living Line Dance Magazine
"14 Time Line Dance World Champion"
"Daniel is a Linedancer, Choreographer, Dancer, Judge, MC, Entertainer and much more"
- Marianne den Turk
Daniel was born in Blanes, Spain. At 9 years old he moved to The Netherlands around Christmas time in 1995. In 1996, he started dancing in a country dance club after having seen a country line dance demonstration. His first teaching experience was in 2004 at his Mother’s line dance school, moving on to teach and perform around the world under the guidance of line dance personalities Roy Verdonk and Darren Bailey. In 2005 he felt confident enough to start his own dance classes, so Funky Dance Factory was born and now known as Dance & Motions.
Daniel went on to compete at the highest level of line dance, winning the Megastar division on multiple occasions at the WCDF (World Country Dance Federation) World Championships.
He is also the recipient of many other awards for top instructor, choreographer and line dance personality. He also got through to the quarter finals of Holland’s Got Talent in 2010 alongside best friend and fellow dancer Pim van Grootel.
Daniel is also an Intermediate level competitor in West Coast Swing and has competed in the prestigious Classic Division with former WCS partner, Wenche Malene Bjerke. For several years he ran successful WCS courses in The Netherlands until moving to the UK in July 2018. Since the move, he has become an integral part of the WCSUK team and co-teaches every Monday in Farnham alongside life partner and WCSUK founder, Catriona Wiles.
Daniel loves to teach and share his knowledge and passion for dance with other people.