SOTW Bob Shapiro

Student of the Week – Bob Shapiro

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Name: Bob Shapirobob3

Town you Live In: Andover, MA

How long have you been dancing? About 12 years, on and off.

How did you get into ballroom? My daughter is my instructor and inspiration.

Which dance do you enjoy the most? I enjoy both V-Waltz and Quickstep.

What is your favorite dance memory? I have two: Dancing a Waltz with my wife, Maria, at our 40th Anniversary, and dancing a V-Waltz with my daughter, Maria, at her wedding.

What dance goal would you like to conquer next? I’ve thought about doing a showcase or a comp with my daughter (V-Waltz or Quickstep).

What are your other hobbies? I sing, I have a blog (, and I like expanding what I’ve done. So far, I am, or have been: a singer, a dancer, a vocal coach, a choral director, a composer, a skier, a pharmacist, a software engineer, a math teacher, a consulting economist, a shop steward, a small business owner, a hospital worker, a production line worker, a front line corporate manager (175 direct reports at one point), a dance teacher, a food caterer, a blogger, a candidate for public office (most recently for Congress in 2012), and I taught both my son and daughter to read.

Tell us something you think most people don’t know about you. I currently amĀ  doing preliminary work toward launching another business, which would “Facilitate the use of Liberty Silver Eagle Dollars in everday commerce.”

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  1. What an amazing, diverse and energetic background! Bob strikes me as a quiet, easy going somewhat reserved fellow who might be content with enjoying a lifestyle of leisure with family. Definitely a man with much more to pursue in life! Congratulations on your fascinating accomplishments Bob and the best to you in your goals for the future.

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