Gary’s passion for dancing began 25 years ago when he discovered Country Western couples and line dancing. He began competing on the UCWDC couples competition circuit and he worked his way up to Division 1. He was also a member of the 3-time UCWDC World Champion Dance team, the Midnight Cowboys. He was bitten by the West Coast Swing bug in the early 90s and now holds 2 US Open Swing dance titles, one in Showcase and other in Strictly Swing. Gary is the Chief Judge at many swing events throughout the country as well as emceeing and running some of the larger jack and Jill competitions in the swing dance community.