Dina Pop

Teacher, Choreographer


Dina began dancing at the age of 8. Her study ranges from classical to ballroom dance, which she practiced at the highest level, winning county and national competitions as well as performing on stage at festivals around the country. Since 1998 she is an instructor and choreographer. Dina diversifies her professional activity by teaching several dance styles, holding charity workshops for cancer patients and blind people, participating in TV shows and attending international workshops.  Her first opportunity to learn West Coast Swing was in 2006 while visiting the US,  where she took lessons from internationally acknowledged teachers. In 2007 she introduced WCS in her social dance classes, being among the first to approach this style of dance in Romania. In 2009 she founded Napoca Westies Dance School, the only school in Cluj-Napoca where you can learn West Coast Swing and Lindy-Hop. Since then many people have become attracted to this dance and the local community has grown. Currently the school has frequent classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Starting with 2016, she has been the organizer and director of the Napoca Swing Festival.


Eszter Rangyák


Eszter has been dancing since 2003. She started with Transylvanian folk dance, practicing it for over 10 years, even teaching for 2 in Bucharest. In 2011 she saw her first West Coast Swing dancing video and instantly fell in love with it. Starting out in Bucharest and later continuing in Cluj, she learned quite quickly the basis. Since then she has been continuously improving her style and technique, growing her fascination and love for this dance. Currently, she teaches at Napoca Westies Dance School and organizes Napoca Swing Festival.


Ancuța Bodnărescu

Marketing specialist, WCS Enthusiast


Ancuța has been helping companies, friends and worthwhile initiatives with their marketing needs since 2012. She came to Cluj-Napoca looking to use her creativity and passion for stories. First dreaming to be a writer then as a digital marketer and now as a west coast swing enthusiast. Her first dance class was in 2018, when she came across modern swing. This new way of expressing yourself, of being creative and connecting with the local community won her heart! Currently she is combining her marketing knowledge and love for this dance by helping the local WCS community grow.