“I love inspiring people to step outside of the box, beyond their comfort zone, and try something new.”
Richard was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He was exposed to dance in middle school and began taking partner dance lessons with his mother (it’s quite sweet, we know). Early on, he knew he loved dancing and that if he were to become a professional, he’d never get bored. Richard is determined to be the best that he can be, and his extensive accomplishments as both a dancer and an instructor are a true reflection of that fact. Richard has been teaching since 2001 and joined Go Dance in 2005.
As a result of his thorough instruction and technique, Richard is always in demand. He teaches with endless patience, attention to detail, and an adaptable teaching style based on each student’s personality. Dance has changed Richard’s life for the better, and he wants to share that experience with his students.
Specialties: American Rhythm, American Smooth, Country Western, West Coast Swing
Teaches: Adults, Mambo, Bolero, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Foxtrot, American Tango, Ballroom Waltz, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Country Waltz, Nightclub, Polka, Triple Two Step, Two Step, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Blues, Paso Doble, Hustle, Bachata, Salsa
Locations: North Austin
Private Lesson Tier: Elite
2010 UCWDC Masters Classic World Champion
2009 UCWDC Division 1 World Champion
2008 ACDA Division 1 National Champion