Meet our newest instructor, Raymond!
Raymond Cancel has loved music and dance since he was a child dancing salsa, merengue, and bachata with his Puerto Rican family. As he grew, so did his love for dance…experimenting with breakdancing and hip hop styles. In 2003, his journey into the wonderful world of ballroom dance began when he joined Arthur Murray in Danbury, CT. Since then, Raymond has enjoyed teaching ballroom dance to all ages and helping his students achieve high-level goals, whether beginner or advanced. He loves seeing his students grow and gaining the many different benefits that ballroom dance provides. He has trained many Pro/Am competitors in the American Smooth, Rhythm, and Theater Arts categories who have placed as “Top Student” in the Bronze & Silver levels, as well as earning the “Top Teacher” title at many competitions. Professionally, Raymond has competed in both the American Smooth & Rhythm categories. He has also won multiple teaching awards, including: FADS highest honors (2015 & 2016), the Double Freddy Award, the Regional Star Award and the Customer Service Star Award. He looks forward to sharing his excitement and passion for ballroom dance with everyone on the dance floor!
Take a look at this video to get to know him a little bit more!