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 waltz Music: Tattoos of Life - Steve Wariner
32 Count 4 Wall Music: Teemant - Getter Jaani, Grete Paia & Uku Suviste
32 Count 2 Wall Advanced Rolling Count Music: Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton (4:53) BPM: 50. iTunes
48 Count 0 Wall Intermediate / Advanced Music: Thankful - Céline Dion
32 Count 4 Wall Funky Novice Music: That Girl Is So Dangerous by Akon
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Soul Music: That's Why (I Love You So) by The Temptations. Album: The Temptations "For Lovers Only"
32 Count 3 Wall intermediate Music: Jenny from the Block - Jennifer Lopez
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: The Fighter - Keith Urban
88 Count 1 Wall Phrased Intermediate Music: "The Fox" by Ylvis (edit)
64 Count 4 Wall beginner/intermediate Music: Maneater - Chris Owen
32 Count 4 Wall Improver / Intermediate Music: What's the Pressure - Laura Tesoro
64 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: The Way You Look at Me – Vinten ft Clarence Coffee jr
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner / Improver Music: Turn It On - Eli Young Band
32 Count 4 Wall Novice Music: There Goes My Baby by Enrique Iglesias Ft. Flo Rida
32 Count 4 Wall Novice / Intermediate - Smooth WCS Music: Mad - Anthony Hamilton
56 Count 0 Wall Phrased Intermediate Music: Throwback Love - Meghan Trainor
80 Count 2 Wall Phrased Intermediate Music: Fiesta Loca by DJ Bobo. Album: Circus [2:51]
48 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Cha Cha Music: She's the One - Tony Evans (Album: Music For Dancing)
32 Count 4 Wall High Beginner Music: To Love Somebody by Michael Bublé / Length 3:15
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate / Advanced Music: Tonight (I'll Be The Best You Ever Had) by John Legend