Andre began dancing with his wife Francine (the daughter of dance instructors) in the late 1980s. They won virtually every competition they entered in Ballroom & Latin dancing from the Pre-Bronze level to the Open Championship Division. They twice won the prestigious Ontario International 10-Dance title, as well as being finalists in the Open to the World Snowball Classic. They have won many titles in the International division, as well as the American Smooth and Rhythm categories, which they competed in as professionals. They have appeared on numerous television programs, and were the feature headline performers for Ballroom Spotlight Gala in Palm Beach, Florida. Andre has been teaching full-time since 1996, giving up his full-time job with the Federal Government to pursue his passion for dance.
Andre has been teaching all styles including International Ballroom & Latin, American Smooth & Rhythm, Swing, Salsa, Rock & Roll and Argentine Tango since 1996. He has trained many professional teachers and students for both medal test and professional exams. He has judged many championship dance competitions. Since 2003, Andre’s focus has been on teaching Argentine Tango on cruise ships in South America. His classes are the most popular activity on the ships, usually drawing over 150 participants.
Andre is a DVIDA Argentine Tango National Examiner.