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Michel Platje

Michel Platje - Line Dance Choreographer
17 times Worldchampion Linedance(2006,2007, 2008 ,twice in 2009, three times in 2010, two times in 2012 and also 3 worldtiltes in ranking) And again 2 worldtitles in Choreography in 2013.

Hello and thank you for your interest in my site. My name is Michel Platje born on the 12th of September 1969 in the Netherlands.
After seeing the Linedance show The Devil went down to Georgia from Roy Verdonk i have been in contact with Linedance. I started dancing in 1999 with a Linedancegroup in the Netherlands but after a few years i got the idea that i was missing out something.
In October 2002 we ( my girlfriend Anita Zwiers and me) founded our own linedancegroup The Railroaddancers. In that same year i started competing. In 2003 we had more people to get interested in competing at Championships even the question rised for starting a team. So after several discussions we founded a team for the Championships. Results followed immediately.
The year 2003 was the start of a fabulous team effort. We became European Champion Team Large, and all the dancers had danced for overall placements with even a European Champion already. That same year we became Dutch Champion Team Large and Team Line.We had a European Champion Partner dance and the dancers all ended in the top 5. So without any questions asked we tried to get to the Worlds. Worlds 2004 was a experience we will never forget. The location and atmosphere was perfect and after this our Worlds couldn't be bad. 2004. We had a World Champion and 3 dancers in the top 5. Large Team became 3rd and team line 5th. After these results we were confinced that we are on the right way. The year 2004 went fast and succesful for us. All the dancers on every Championships were competing for the top 5 and the team became Champion everywere we competed.
In this year we won THE DUTCHLINEDANCE AWARD for best dutch team. At worlds 2005 we hoped that the progression we made would continue. Yes 2 worldchampions, 2nd with the team and all dancers in the top 5. Excellent. This year i have had injury after injury so i have made a switch to Choreography. The Choreography is going well because all the dances are in the top 5 on Championships. Even some with first places like Loved by You and Ophelia. The rest are just fun dances which are danced all over the world. After doing Choreography people are more and more asking me to do workshops and this is what i want to do entertain people with some nice dances. Worlds 2006 in Stockholm became a dream come true. I had written a dance with Raymond Sarlemijn and due to other issues i couldn't be there. Raymond then called me and said we had the World title in Choreography. Up until now this is the most sensational title i have, but there hopefully will follow more.( Ps Raymond Thnx). In 2007 i switched to the Worldcdf and became Worldchampion in Crystal intermediate male. I became Worldchampion Crystal Advanced 2008 and this was my last championship i have danced for the WCDF. In the year 2008 we are competing in the UCWDC and are going to the Worlds in Orlando. At the British and City of Light championships from the UCWDC my Choreography's did very well and became 5 times 1st place. At the Worldchampionships we (me and my girlsfriend Anita) also did choreography and won 2 worldtitles in 1 in ABC(too Hot) and 1 in Non-Country Intermediate advanced(Hey Daddy). In 2010 i became Worldchampion in Crystal Advanced Male en won Choreography Country Newcomer/Novice with the dance called Wicked Way and Worldchampion in Country Intermediate/Advanced. Since 2010 I am focusing on teaching dancers technique and expression on the dance floor.
This has now become a greater passion to guide the dancers to a higher level and try to get them the Worldtitle or at least get them to give a 100% on the dance floor.
I have trained 54 Worldchampions at the moment.

Michel Platje has choreographed 39 dances, of which all have been co-choreographed. Their first published stepsheet on CopperKnob is Loved By You from October 2007, with their most recent stepsheet of Makes Me Want To Stay in January 2019.

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Makes Me Want To Stay  Michel Platje (NL) & Raymond Sarlemijn (NL) - January 2019

    32 Count    4 Wall    Beginner / Improver Polka   Music: Makes Me Want to Stay - Clay Walker

Fun in Texas  Michel Platje (NL) & Sebastian Damp (DE) - May 2018

    32 Count    4 Wall    Beginner / Improver   Music: Texas Time - Keith Urban

Grapevine Cha  Raymond Sarlemijn (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - December 2016

    32 Count    2 Wall    Cha Cha   Music: I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Garth Brooks

I Just Want  Raymond Sarlemijn (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - May 2015

    104 Count    4 Wall    Phrased Fun Dance   Music: Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs

Bella  Raymond Sarlemijn (NL), Darren Bailey (UK) & Michel Platje (NL) - February 2015

    64 Count    2 Wall    Intermediate   Music: Bella - Maître Gims

Paradise  José Miguel Belloque Vane (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - February 2015

    32 Count    2 Wall    High Newcomer   Music: Paradise - Usher

Sjalalala  Raymond Sarlemijn (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - February 2015

    56 Count    4 Wall    Phrased High Newcomer   Music: Sjalalala (Geniet Van Elke Dag) - Wolter Kroes

That Girl  Roy Hadisubroto (NL), Raymond Sarlemijn (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - August 2014

    32 Count    4 Wall    Funky Novice   Music: That Girl Is So Dangerous by Akon

There Goes My Baby  Raymond Sarlemijn (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - December 2014

    32 Count    4 Wall    Novice   Music: There Goes My Baby (feat. Flo Rida) - Enrique Iglesias

Cecilia  Raymond Sarlemijn (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - December 2014

    32 Count    4 Wall    Novice   Music: The Vamps - Oh Cecilia

This is MAD  Pim van Grootel (NL), Raymond Sarlemijn (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - November 2014

    32 Count    4 Wall    Novice / Intermediate - Smooth WCS   Music: Mad - Anthony Hamilton

Engel  Raymond Sarlemijn (NL), Darren Bailey (UK), Roy Hadisubroto (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - November 2014

    48 Count    1 Wall    Phrased Improver / Intermediate   Music: Engel - Admiral P & Nico D

Keep on Going  Raymond Sarlemijn (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - October 2014

    32 Count    4 Wall    -   Music: If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows) - Rodney Atkins

I Want Crazy  Ivonne Verhagen (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - September 2014

    32 Count    4 Wall    Improver   Music: I Want Crazy - Hunter Hayes

Wanna Love  Raymond Sarlemijn (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - September 2014

    48 Count    4 Wall    Intermediate / Advanced Polka   Music: Love Somebody Like You (Radio Edit) - Keith Urban

Just For You  Michel Platje (NL) & Anita Zwiers (NL) - August 2014

    32 Count    4 Wall    Country Novice - WCS   Music: Just for You (feat. Billy Currington) - Lionel Richie

Back at Mama's  Michel Platje (NL) & Anita Zwiers (NL) - August 2014

    32 Count    4 Wall    Improver / Intermediate   Music: Meanwhile back at Mama's by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

I'm On My Way  José Miguel Belloque Vane (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - August 2014

    32 Count    2 Wall    Novice / Intermediate NC2S   Music: Home Sweet Home (feat. Vince Neil) - Justin Moore

Hungry Hands  José Miguel Belloque Vane (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - August 2014

    32 Count    2 Wall    Newcomer Cha Cha   Music: Hungry Hands - The Common Linnets

That Ol' Truck  Anita Zwiers (NL) & Michel Platje (NL) - August 2012

    64 Count    2 Wall    Newcomer / Novice - ECS   Music: Big Ol' Truck - Toby Keith

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