Overweight man takes his partner onto the dance floor in front of unsuspecting crowd

Jaimie-lee Prince
Sep 26, 2018
10:11 A.M.
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John Lindo is not what you expect when it comes to a typical dancer's looks, but he surpassed expectations when it came to skill in this Facebook clip.


Lindo is apparently a plus size dancer who will put almost any competitor to shame on the dance floor. And he has several 1st place awards to prove it.

In the West Coast Swing Jack and Jill competition, viewers got a taste of what the experienced dancer has to offer. The video is found below.

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Lindo has been teaching, and winning, dance for over a decade. According to Inspire More, he got into dancing at 1992 and since then has produced over seven instruction dance DVDs.

Throughout his career, the dance champion and instructor has maintained his big, tall body. But it hasn't held him back from making quick steps and sultry movements.


His expert moves have earned him first place at the U.S. Open, Grand Nationals, and the title of the Phoenix Champion of Champions.

Deborah Szekely was his partner in the Facebook clip posted just ten months ago. They won first place in that competition and the internet thinks they more than deserved it.


Not to mention, they brought the audience to their feet as they cheered on the incredible display of fast footwork and precision.

In May 2018, another atypical former dancer shared her story with the world in the Guardian.


Olivia Campbell, now a journalist, believes that she could have been a professional dancer, but it was not meant to be due to her own lack of actions.


And back in 2015, an older dancer shocked the world when she performed with her students at a hip-hop competition.

Shirley Clements, then 60 years old, does not look the part for a modern dance competitor, or even a dance teacher. But she stole the show when she danced to Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" with her students surrounding her.

Source: YouTube

The older woman was about to retire when the video was posted to YouTube. While she may take a break from teaching, we're sure she breaks out some moves from time to time.

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