Benoit Papineau, from Montreal Quebec, is a professional dance coach and regular at Kalamazoo DanceSport. He has been dancing since 1974. In only five years after his first dance lesson, he was recognized as the 1979 Canadian Amateur Standard Champion. Then in 1986, Benoit became the Canadian Professional Standard Champion. In both 1984 and 1986 he was a Professional World Semi-Finalist. Additionally in 1986, Benoit was a Professional Semi-Finalist at Blackpool in Foxtrot and Tango. Benoit continues his love for dance through coaching and teaching.