Sarah began dancing in 1986 while working for a CPA firm in Kansas City. Within two years she met Bob Bahrs and became his dance partner. Bob and Sarah competed at their first UCWDC event in 1991 and were immediately hooked on country. After quickly moving through Division 3 and Division 2, they competed in Division 1 at Worlds 1; they became Masters Division Champions at Worlds 2. Bob and Sarah added “event directors” to their resume when they began hosting the Heartland Dance Festival in 1993. Sarah retired from competition after the birth of their son Zane in 1996, is now a substitute teacher, and continues to do office work for Bob’s dance floor and video business.