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Martin has been an active leader in a variety of dance societies and organizations around the world. He is a champion dancer, adjudicator and coach who now teaches and coaches in all styles of American and International Ballroom, Latin and Rhythm dancing.

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Originally from South Africa, Martin began his professional teaching career in 1982 with Fred Astaire Dance Studios in South Africa. In 1986 he continued teaching at his own studio. While there Martin was the Kwazulu/Natal Province International Style Standard Champion and finished fourth in South Africa. He served on a variety of membership committees of Republic Dance Teachers Association and the South African Dance Teacher’s Association.  He was Secretary for the Joint National Council in South Africa and was President of his Provincial branch of UATD.

In 1999 Martin brought his talents to the United States where he and his professional partner spent some time teaching at Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire dance studios. In 2001 Martin & his partner created Smiths Dancing school in Hawthorne NY. Martin became a championship adjudicator for the World Dance Sport Federation and USA Dance as well as NDCA. Martin has judged for hundreds of dance competitions around the world, including National level and other competitions in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Germany and the United States. 

In 2014, Martin brought his talent to DanceSportVA.  In addition to being a much sought after dance competition judge, he is an accomplished teacher, coach and choreographer. 

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“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets”

Ludwig van Beethoven

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