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. Beth was a fixture on the competition floor until 2005.

Beth was one of the original directors of Gateway Country Classic in St. Louis, Missouri. Later, Beth and the event moved to Oklahoma City, where it is now known as the Oklahoma Dance Rush.

Beth was one of the first eleven judges to be officially tested and certified by the UCWDC. She became Vice President of Rules in January 2005, retiring from that position at the close of the 2021 season.

From social dancer, to competitor, event director to Council vice president, Beth Emerson exemplifies the UCWDC experience.