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Paul Holmes

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Born: June 19
Hometown: Wednesbury, United Kingdom
Current location: New York, NY (USA)
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Paul Holmes is a former Professional Ballroom dancer specializing in International Standard. Renowned dance professional and adjudicator, Paul holds such titles as British National Champion, UK National Champion & World Cup Champion in the Standard division.


As an Amateur, Paul Holmes became the British National and United Kingdom National Champion in 1990, the same year that he won the World Cup Championships and made the finals of the World and European Championships in the International Standard division.

Paul was also a five-time British Open finalist, five-time U.K. Open finalist and five-time International Championships finalist. He was a finalist in the Mannheim German Open Championships and U.S. Open Championships as well.

Paul turned professional in 1991 and reached the finals of the British and U.S. National Championships. He was the first ever winner of the International Open Professional Rising Star Championships, also making semi-finals in the British Open, International Open and U.K. Open.

Paul has taught all over the world and settled in the United States in 1995. He is considered one of the most sought after teachers in the U.S., a master at tailoring lessons to make the biggest impact for a student's individual needs


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