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Sylvain Cardinal

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Biographical Info

As amateurs Sylvain and Tanya Cardinal lived 5 years in England, training and learning from the best teachers in Europe. They started dancing together in 1985.

After becoming the undefeated Canadian Amateur Latin Champions in 1992 and 1993, and regular semifinalists at the World Amateur Latin Championships, they turned professional in 1994. Their success continued in the professional ranks, where they were runners-up at the 1997 Canadian Open Professional Latin Championships, 1995 Ontario Open Professional Championships in both the Latin and 10-Dance divisions since 1995.

Sylvain and Tanya have earned their place among the elite group of the world’s top 24 professional Latin couples at the British Open (Blackpool) Dance festival. In 1999 the Cardinals won the International Hong Kong Championships, and were semifinalists at the USDSC Championships Miami, and finished third in Canada for the Professional 10-Dance Championships. In the year 2001 they retired from competitive dancing and concentrate on their teaching.

Tanya and Sylvain bring almost two decades of international experience, having performed at major events in Canada and the United States, competed in major competitions worldwide, and trained with the best coaches from the United Kingdom and the world.

As dance professionals, they teach, lecture, and perform throughout Canada, the US, and worldwide. They invite bookings for workshops, lectures, group and private lessons. For the most part, Sylvain and Tanya are based in Toronto, Ontario, where they teach at various dance studios.

Accomplishment – Highlights
1991 Switzerland Latin Championship
1992 Canadian Amateur Latin Champions
1993 Canadian Amateur Latin Champions
1998/1999 Top Studio Can-Am Gala Championship
1998 Canadian Professional Latin finalists
1998 Canadian Professional 10-Dance second runner up
1999 Hong Kong International Latin Champions

Tanya is a Fellow member of the Canadian Dancesport Federation as well as a director of the association. Sylvain is a Licentiate member of the Canadian Dancesport Federation. They are available for Private and Group Lessons at the Continental Dance Club in Mississauga.

Categories: A+ (LiCST), B+ (LicLA), Instructor (In House), NCA1, Professional with Qualifications