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 Improver Music: Gangsta Walk by Nate Dogg
32 Count 4 Wall Music: Can't Let Her Get Away by Michael Jackson
48 Count 4 Wall intermediate Music: She Be The One by Enrique Iglesias
32 Count 4 Wall beginner/intermediate Music: Get Your Number by Mariah Carey Featuring Jermaine Dupri
32 Count 4 Wall beginner Music: Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.
32 Count 4 Wall intermediate/advanced Music: Body II Body by Samantha Mumba
32 Count 4 Wall Newcomer Music: Go Gentle by Robbie Williams
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: Nathan Carter - Good Time Girls. Album: Stayin' Up All Night
64 Count 2 Wall Intermediate Music: Gorgeous by X Ambassadors
32 Count 0 Wall Beginner Music: Got A Feeling, Tom Hicks Feat Blackjack Billy
32 Count 2 Wall Cha Cha Music: Garth Brooks - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: The Gypsy in Me (Ray Scott)
32 Count 4 Wall beginner Music: You Keep Me Hanging On by Reba McEntire
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner / Intermediate Music: Hip Hop Police by Chamillionaire feat. Slick Rick
48 Count 2 Wall Phrased Music: Hypnotize by N.E.R.D.
104 Count 4 Wall Phrased Fun Dance Music: Olly Murs - Dance With Me Tonight
64 Count 4 Wall Easy Intermediate Music: ¨I like it¨ by Enrique Iglesias ft Pitbull
40 Count 4 Wall Novice / Intermediate Music: Kenny Lattimore - And I Love Her
32 Count 4 Wall beginner/intermediate Music: Disco Inferno by 50 Cent
64 Count 2 Wall Improver Music: 'I Told You So' by Mozella