It was established in in Grantville, Pennsylvania, United States and was incorporated in as a non-profit organization in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. UCWDC sanctions and promotes dance competitions and workshops, maintains a uniform set of rules for competitions, surveys and certifies judges.
The Council has several committees that oversee specific issues: judge certification , rules , ethics, line dance , teams and the business team. Line dances are split into the following categories:. There he met his future dance partner and wife Rhonda Shotts. Even though they were both beginners, they partnered up and began taking private lessons and competing at UCWDC dance events. They moved quickly through the lower divisions, then on to the Masters Division in Randy became co-director of the Portland Dance Festival in Randy was the Worlds director from to , and he was the manager of the Country Two Step Tour from to In his early twenties, Pedro followed some friends to a country bar and immediately became hooked on line dancing.
In , he joined a performance dance team at the Cancun Cantina and soon became the team choreographer. From there, he began competing as an individual line dancer. He competed for another few years, then retired from competition to pursue other opportunities within the dance community. Pedro has danced in over 20 countries. He has performed for the President of Singapore and the Royal family in Malaysia.
He has taught line dance classes to more than 12, people worldwide. 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 Rody started seeing each other frequently and while Rody taught lessons Mona learned to deejay. After getting married in April of , Mona and Rody began taking dance lessons and competing together. Little did they know while competing within the UCWDC circuit how many friends they would make and how their lives would be changed forever. In , a co-worker talked Rhonda into attending his weekly line dance class and she was hooked! Also during this time, they danced on the original Worlds Championship team, the Midnight Cowboys.
In , she and Randy became directors of the Portland Dance Festival. By he was teaching numerous dance styles to hundreds of students. He introduced West Coast Swing and Cha Cha to the area, as well as the latest line dances from the most popular choreographers.
In , he decided to become a full-time touring line dance instructor. Since then, John has received countless awards for many line dances he has choreographed or co-choreographed. John continues to travel the globe teaching, performing, coaching, judging, emceeing, and choreographing. In , Grant began teaching dance classes in the nightclubs in Houston, Texas, and winning local dance club competitions with his partner Carmen Scarborough.
In Grant branded Comfort and Ultimate dance shoes and boots with extra padding for dancers. After his military service, he moved to Albuquerque, NM where he met Mike Haley, a Realtor, talented dancer, and owner of a successful dance studio.
Steve was so good at his job that before long, he was ballroom coordinator for over 20 events each year, including the first 10 UCWDC Worlds events. In , Kellie met Buzzy at a local nightclub. Several months after meeting, the club in Shreveport hosted a dance competition in which Buzzy and Kellie entered and took 2 nd place. This competition was actually their first date!
Six years later they married in December They danced in the movie Steele Magnolias in The highlight of their career came in when they were undefeated in every competition they entered that year, and they placed 2 nd in the first ever Masters Division at the World Championships.
Lilt: A dance using Lilt motion. Smooth: A dance using Flat motion. Novelty: A dance that may have acombination of movements and demonstrate a novel, performance choreographed to a song.