Tony Gutsch & Yvonne (Gutsch) Benavidez-Wayne

What started out as lessons for a wedding dance turned into a life-long love of dance and two successful careers for Tony Gutsch & Yvonne Benavidez (Gutsch).  During the peak years of country dance popularity that Tony & Yvonne experienced it all. They were...

Beth Emerson

In 1991, Beth and her dance partner, Dan Eshner, began competing in Division III. They finished the year in Division I. In 1993, they danced in Division I at the first World Championships of Country Dance and, in 1994, competed in the Master’s Division at Worlds II....

Randy Shotts

Randy began dancing in 1988 when he enrolled in beginning two step classes at the local Parks & Rec in Los Angeles, California. There he met his future dance partner and wife Rhonda Shotts. Even though they were both beginners, they partnered up and began taking...

Pedro Machado

In his early twenties, Pedro followed some friends to a country bar and immediately became hooked on line dancing. In 1995, he joined a performance dance team at the Cancun Cantina and soon became the team choreographer. From there, he began competing as an individual...

Mona Broussard

Mona grew up in small town Southwest Louisiana where her family always had music playing on the radio or record player – and everyone danced. After Urban Cowboy came out, she learned to two-step at a local country bar where she met an instructor named Rody. She and...
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