In his younger years he was dancing hip hop, street dance, electric boogie, Latin dance and ballroom dance. He started line dancing at a local club in Amsterdam, but soon he saw Roy Verdonk dancing on television and joint Roy at his club.
Soon after this, Raymond grew to become a overall performer and joined Roy and Tom Mickers in their theatre show ( The devil went to Georgia). For a couple of years Raymond also was dancing in the Country Dynamics group who travelled around Europe for shows and workshops.
He created his own style by mixing his Latin dancing and street dancing into line dance, he was one of the first who was dancing more than only the feet, he was dancing with the body.
This gave him the nickname: The Latin Man.
Raymond started to write some shows for the Country Dynamics and choreographies with Roy and Darren Bailey.
Some dances they wrote together are: Love is in the air, Missing you, Push up, Love bug, Blame it on the boogie, Billy Jean, Mala Mujer, Radar love and many more.
All this got him up to the highest level in competition dancing the Superstar division.
Raymond is the oldest male Superstar in the world. Raymond is European Champion, Benelux Champion, Norwegian Champion, Swiss Champion, Swedish Champion, Belgium Champion, German Champion, Dutch Champion, France Champion in many different divisions, he is also 18 times World Champion, from those 18 times it is 15 times in the choreography division.
He is the only one who won 3 World titles at 1 World Championship in the category choreography and he did this twice. Raymond was called out in 2004 and in 2006 at the Dutch line dance awards (who is been held only once in the 2 years) as the best Dutch choreographer.
At the World Championship in 2005 in Sweden, Raymond was Chosen as the peoples favourite choreographer.
Raymond is travelling around Europe to teach, judge and show his dances and to share his passion for dancing with other people.
24 Count 4 Wall beginner Music: El Baile De Osito - Los Ranas
48 Count 2 Wall Newcomer Music: Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
56 Count 4 Wall Phrased High Newcomer Music: Sjalalala (Geniet van elke dag) by Wolter Kroes
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate / Advanced - Contemrorary Smooth Music: Skinny Love by Birdy [Album: Birdy]
32 Count 4 Wall intermediate Music: I'm A Slave For You - Britney Spears
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: Songbird - Eva Cassidy
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Stars (Grace Potter)
32 Count 4 Wall Débutant / Novice Music: Boobs - The Bellamy Brothers
32 Count 4 Wall High Beginner Music: Boobs by The Bellamy Brothers. Album: 40 Years. Track length: 4.09 mins. iTunes
32 Count 4 Wall beginner/intermediate Music: Scandalous - Mis-Teeq
32 Count 4 Wall beginner/intermediate Music: Suavemente - Elvis Crespo
64 Count 4 Wall Beginner / Intermediate Music: Runaround Sue - Racey
32 Count 4 Wall Easy Intermediate Music: La Cintura - Álvaro Soler
32 Count 4 Wall Intermédiaire facile Music: « La cintura » - Alvaro Soler
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Hermes House Band, - I Will Survive (2006)
32 Count 2 Wall Intermediate Music: St. James Ballroom - Alice Francis
48 Count 4 Wall beginner/intermediate Music: Sweet Thing - Mick Jagger
32 Count 2 Wall Improver Cha Cha Music: Turnin' Me On - Blake Shelton
32 Count 4 Wall Music: Take Me Home - Jess Glynne