Pictured here with Mario “Swing Daddy” Robau at his 2010 Intensive: Cindy-Lee Overton, Hugo Miguez, Tommy Gibbs, Renee Lipman,
Stephen White. Others from 1st Danz who have attended Mario’s Intensive: Ray Spencer, Charlotte Schwartzel, Cathy Larned, and Jeff Bonner.  


Mario “Swing Daddy” Robau



bio.jpgMario "Swing Daddy" Robau started dancing at the age of sixteen. He won the Southwest Regional title for the first time at the age of seventeen and began teaching professionally in 1986. For the last twenty years, Mario has traveled at least 40 weekends per year judging, teaching, deejaying, and emceeing at various dance workshops and conventions throughout the United States and Canada in the swing, country western, and shag dance circuits. Mario's Competitive credentials include: 2 time U.S. Open Classic swing dance champion; U.S. Open Team Champion and co-choreographer; 10 time Dallas Dance champion; 6 time Southwest Regional champion; 10 time Texas State champion; 10+ City Houston Championships; undefeated slow whip champion; 4 time Grand National Champion; 2 time Phoenix Jack and Jill Champion; Dallas Dance Hall of Fame; Youngest person inducted into Swing Dance Hall of Fame.

  • 10 time Texas State Champion
  • Undefeated Slow Whip Champion
  • Undefeated Classic Dallas Dance Champion
  • Dallas Dance Hall of Fame
  • Youngest Person Inducted into Swing Dance Hall of Fame
  • National Boppers Association Hall of Fame
  • 2 Times US Open Classic Champion
  • Team US Open Champion
  • Two Time Grand Nationals Classic Champion
  • Two Time Grand Nationals Strictly Champion
  • Two Time-Phoenix Invitational Champion
  • Longest Invited Male of Phoenix Invitational Champion of Champions
  • 10+ City Houston Championships
  • Multi-Time Strictly Capitol Swing Champion
  • Boogie by the Bay Dance Champion
  • Masters Level Judge with UCWDC
  • Member of "Dancin...The Company", a jazz and tap group for 7 Years
  • Toured throughout US as a Lead Dancer in Company
  • Choreographed and coached winning Classic and Showcase routines at every major competition
  • Taught/Judged/Competed in 39 states plus Europe, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
  • Fox News, Multiple film and television