Robert Cordoba has been dancing, teaching, performing, choreographing and judging for over thirty five years. He started competing in International Latin at the age of sixteen when he was a member of two U.S. International Latin American formation teams (placing 5 th and then taking the 3 rd place bronze medal at the World Ballroom Formation Team Championships). He was a top U.S Amateur competitor representing the US at events throughout Europe until he switched to West Coast Swing in 1990. Within two years he won his first U.S. Open Swing Dance Champion title.
For the past twenty five years Robert has averaged approximately forty weekends per year traveling around the world to teach West Coast Swing. His impressive list of accomplishments includes: 2 World Championship titles, 7 U.S. Open titles, 4 consecutive USA Grand National titles, 4 consecutive N.A.S.D.E. titles, multiple Champion Jack and Jill Invitational level, and Strictly Swing titles, was voted best Classic Swing Dancer by Dance Action magazine, was awarded “U.S. Open Social Dancer”, and he was the first person to win 3 consecutive US Open titles. He is a California Swing Dance Hall of Famer, Dallas D.A.N.C.E. Hall of Famer and a World Swing Dance Hall of Famer.
Robert Cordoba has judged every major event including the USA Grand Nationals and U.S. Open multiple times. He has been the head judge, MC and DJ at events throughout the U.S., Europe, South America and the South Pacific. He is among the first group of professionals to help get the West Coast Swing scene established in New York (early 1990’s), Europe (mid 1990’s) and South Pacific (back in 2000).
Other accomplishments include: He was a Dance Fever Grand Finalist (3rd place overall) and has danced in commercials (Budweiser & Burger King) as well as on TV. He and former partner Deborah Szekely also choreographed the wedding dance for, Grammy and Emmy award winner, Danny Elfman & Bridget Fonda.
Robert is currently living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and is available for privates,
workshops, intensive, coaching, choreography and teacher training as wel as G.P.D.I.A.
He can be reached at (626) 536-2507, RobCordoba@aol.com or on Facebook under