When Anthony "Figgy" first began hand dancing, he had very little dance foundation. He watched other individuals hand dance and acquired some basics by mimicking their steps.
In early March, 2001, he began taking Hand Dance lessons for the first time. Due to his unrelenting desire to learn, he quickly acquired the basic skills and techniques in only five months. In ten months he was dancing on a professional level. Anthony is a perfectionist and thrives on making sure all moves are executed on time and precise. Anthony began competing in Hand Dance competitions in 2002. His dedication and talent made it possible for he and his partner to win championships in every year from 2001 to 2009.