Born and raised in Ohio. Since childhood have done square dancing and C/W while showing horses for over 26 years. Began Ballroom dancing as an undergrad at Ohio State in '69 and have been teaching Ballroom, Latin, C/W and Swing since '74. Danced both Ballroom and Latin in the first Gay Games DanceSport competition during Gay Games Amsterdam, '98 with a partner of two days from South Africa that Equality dancE of the Netherlands found for me at the last minute . We danced level B in International Latin and made it to the semi-finals. In International Standard danced level A (What were we thinking?!) and had a ball. Gay Games is a life-changing, fun-filled experience and if anyone has the chance to go, you really must take it.