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Hans Galke

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Born: 1963
Hometown: Nuremberg, Germany
Beginning of early career: 1979
Current status:
  • Adjudicator
  • Instructor
  • Competition Organizer
  • Entrepreneur

Hans Galke is a Professional Ballroom dancer, adjudicator, instructor, and competition organizer who specializes in the International Latin category.


Hans Galke was introduced into the world of Dancesport at the age of 11 as this young talent joined the Rot-Gold-Casino dance studio in his hometown. This was the beginning of his dancing career. In 1979, Hans began dancing with Margit Rupprecht, his first dance partner, and their training efforts were justified as they won the German National Championship in the 10 Dance category. At that time, Hans had just joined the Youth division.

Galke was focused on dancing in the category of 10 Dance and was successful as he won year after year. This is what made him seen amongst his competitors in the German arena in his category. As his career progressed, Hans decided to focus only on Latin.


Hans continued dancing with Margit in the Amateur Division. Together, they continued to hold their title of 10 Dance German National Champions.

In September of 1983, Hans met his new partner - Bianca Schreiber. In January of 1984, they officially began dancing together as a couple, for which Galke had to move to Freiburg, Germany.

Their coaches included a pair of famous professors: Ute Streicher and Eugen Fritz, and later - Espen Salberg from Norway and Colin James from England.

Their first competition in the Latin program commenced in 1987 in the city of Szombathely, Hungary, where they became vice-champions. In August of the same year, the pair competed in the German Open Championships in Mannheim, Germany, and they were victorious in the Amateur Latin program. With Bianca, Hans also became the champion of the Amateur Latin 1988 UK Open Championship in Bournemouth, England and the champion of the Amateur Latin 1990 British Open Championship in Blackpool, England.

Galke and Schreiber began with 10 Dance in the beginning of their couple career and were champions in their category, but as time went on they made the choice to stick with Latin.


Hans was awarded The Order of the Silver Laurel Leaf for all of his sporting achievements. achievements of Hans awarded the Order of the Silver Laurel leaf. For the first time a dancer goes to the professional scene May 29, 1991 at the British Open 1991. Here, Blackpool (England) his pair ranked 7th. A WDC World Professional South American Show Dance Championship 1994 in Dortmund (Germany) brings pebbles title sequence dancing champions in the Latin American world. September 13, 1997 they competed on the "WDC World Professional Latin Championship 1997" tournament. This day brings them victory and with his partner Hans finally back on the highest step of the podium of the championship in Latin program in the world. At this point, Pebble cooperation with partner lasted for 14 years. And in this competitive career ended.

Instructor , Adjudicator

Now Hans Galke lives in England and continues to engage in further professional activity in ballroom dancing: judging and teaching. Under his authorship created numerous video seminars. He has many students , who have already achieved success and have become celebrities: Franco Formica and Oksana Nikiforova , Sergey Surkov and Agnieszka Melnicka, Slavik Kryklyvyy and Karina Smirnoff, Riccardo Cocchi and many others.

In 2010, the famous Latin Ballroom dancer Hans Pebble holds The London Ball 2010 tournament, along with Bryan Watson and Carmen Vincelj.


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