I can remember dancing for as long as I could breathe. I am sure I had to have come out of the womb dancing. Then when I was in the ninth grade I met this beautiful girl that took my breath away and we became best friends. After a couple of years of being friends she was preparing to dance in a 24 hour dance marathon to benefit Muscular Dystrophy with a mutual friend who ended up having a conflict a couple of weeks prior to the event. She asked me if I would like to fill in for him, and I said sure, so we spent the next two weeks practicing all the popular dances of the day as often as we could. During this two weeks I put a spell on her and somehow she finally fell for me, I had fallen for her the first day I laid eyes on her. So we decided to take our relationship to the next level and so our ‘first date’ was to go to a 24 hour dance marathon. So our relationship started with dance and hopefully when it is my time to go it will be on a dance floor somewhere when I am about 100. We started clogging about 1990 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma with an awesome instructor, Betty Stretch, and I have never met anyone that I thought could teach any better than Betty. Once the clogging bug bit it never let go. I have danced with several groups in Tahlequah and Tulsa and started teaching about 5 years ago and that brings us to current day where me and that beautiful brown eyed girl are still dancing together and privileged to lead Just Gotta Dance.
The Director of Just Gotta Dance is Curtis Hale. I have been dancing all of my life. Life is a dance, you learn as you go!