Clinton started dancing at age 49 after a back injury forced him to quit playing tennis. To help improve his back, a friend suggested he take up salsa. He started dancing Casino Rueda at the University of Waterloo then took salsa with Nico Kaburia at Flying Dance Company in Guelph, Ontario. From there he became serious about competing in both latin and standard international dancesport, training with world class coaches 7 days a week for 5 years and winning his way through all the dancesport levels and at many championships along the way! He is now a certified dance teacher in both latin and standard international ballroom dancing and teaches on cruise ships; having completed more than 50 cruises as a dance teacher and host on the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2.