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.
32 Count 4 Wall intermediate Music: Hung Up - Madonna
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: Trumpet Cha - Eddie Calvert
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: Turning Over New Leaves - Grant & Forsyth
48 Count 4 Wall intermediate/advanced Music: Tush - Kenny Chesney
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Unchain My Heart - Joe Cocker (CD: Single Version)
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Under Overflaten - Karpe Diem
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate/Advanced level Music: Vogue - Madonna
28 Count 4 Wall beginner/intermediate Music: Walking Away - Craig David
48 Count 4 Wall Intermediate / Advanced Polka Music: "I Wanna Love Somebody Like You (radio edit)" Keith Urban
32 Count 4 Wall Improver - smooth Music: Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner / Intermediate Music: Want Ya - Darin
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner / Intermediate Music: Waterloo - ABBA
32 Count 0 Wall Intermediate Music: Way of the World - Tina Turner
48 Count 1 Wall Advanced Music: Way Over Yonder - Carole King (CD: Tapestry 06)
32 Count 4 Wall Novice Music: Lights - Bobby Green
96 Count 1 Wall Improver fun dance Music: The Wiggle Song - New Wine
96 Count 1 Wall Novice Music: The Wiggle Song - New Wine
32 Count 2 Wall Intermediate Music: With or Without You - Sarah Darling
48 Count 4 Wall advanced Music: Woman to Man - Harriet
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: Wonderful Life - Katie Melua