When I was 17 years old, I went on a date with this really cute guy and his PARENTS! (Well, I was only 17!) Anyway, they took us Ballroom Dancing. It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen! Everyone was so elegant and just seem to float across the floor. I fell in love that night, not with the really cute guy, but with Ballroom Dancing. Only trouble was, I was a clutz and there was no way I would ever be able to dance like that.
30 years later, I finally said, "what the heck!". So I convicinced some friends at work to go with me and take some lessons. We did. And I fell in love all over again, this time even deeper. It was all I could talk about! I walked, talked, slept, ate Ballroom Dancing! I encouraged everyone I saw to give it a try. Many did. And then they came to me and said since I was the one that suggested they all learn to dance, now they needed some place close to practice and dance. So in the little town of Cleburne, Texas, Gotta Dance was born.
It was truly a labor of love. But before you knew it, there were pleas coming from neighboring Granbury, Texas to have a studio. And so, the second Sudio was birthed. I brought instructors in from Washington, Arizona, Forida, Ohio, Kentucky and many other places. I wanted to have the best in Ballroom Dancing in these two towns, and we did! I was very blessed to be able to share my love of this incredible sport/hobby/event with so many people. I was able to compete and had the time of my life! But as the old saying goes, "All good things must come to an end". I had an accident that kept me from being able to dance. So, after a lot of thought and many tears, I sold both of my studios.
This design was part of my studio logo. A part you don't see says "Not just a studio, but a way of life", and it was! So this tag is very sentimental for me. Through it and my memories, Gotta Dance will live on!