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Rafael Labrado

  Rafael Labrado teaches all styles of dance, but specializes in International Latin. He  is an excellent teacher, and has won the "Top Teacher" award at the Heart of America DanceSport Championships three times!      
Fate first brought Rafael to Ballroom Dancing. He had moved from Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, to the Kansas City area to train for the Olympics in Gymnastics. An injury sidelined him, and he focused his full attention to dance!      
  He first began teaching at a chain studio in 1995. After he became an independent teacher, he competed in American Rhythm for three years, winning a 2nd & 4th Place in Open Pro and a 2nd Place in Rising Star.      
  Rafael has since trained with many Nationally recognized teachers, including Tommy Giacchino, Gregory Day, Jean-Marc Genereux, Karina Smirnoff, Diana Roberts, John Swick, Tony Meredith, and Melanie Lapatin.    
  Rafael has students nationwide. He travels around the country to Ballroom dance competitions, and really enjoys dancing Pro/Am events with his students, who have had great success, winning Top Bronze Student at the St. Louis Star Ball, and with 2 students in the Top 20 in the Dancesport Superbowl!      
    Rafael can teach International Latin, American Rhythm, American Smooth, International Standard, Salsa, and Country & Western dancing. He has taught group classes at several locations, and previously taught the Wednesday night group classes at Walters Dance Center.    

You can reach Rafael at: (816) 304-2767 or rafael@midwestinmotion.com


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