Bobby has taught country and western dancing including two-step, polka, east coast swing, cha-cha, waltz, night club, triple two step, and west coast swing for 30 years—teaching both social dancers and competitive dancers. Bobby has been competing for a total of 35 years with various partners and as a “pro” with his students on the UCWDC and ACDA circuits.
Bobby Pritchard and Carla Romine began their dance partnership in February 2014. Together they have won numerous UCWDC event titles and five (5) UCWDC Worlds titles with the most recent four (4) being in the top division for couples 40+.
Carla has danced competitively off and on for approximately 20 years. She began with a different partner, and then as an amateur in the “pro-am” division in the mid 90’s through early 2000s. She took a 7- year break from the UCWDC competition circuit until she reunited with Bobby in 2014. During part of her 7-year break, she competed on the west coast swing circuit. Although Carla has not taught professionally, she has often been an “assist” to other dance instructors.
What inspired you to become a dancer?
Father was a dance Instructor in Houston.
What is your favorite thing about teaching?
Watching new dancers grow.
Do you have a mantra you live by or a favorite motto?
Enjoy what you do.
Who is the most inspiring person you know?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Would like to golf in Scotland or Ireland.
What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?
What is on your grocery list?
Lemon crackers, peanut butter, yogurt.
What is your favorite T.V. show to binge watch?
What are two things not many people know about you?
I was a pro golfer back in the mid 90s.
Where did you grow up?
Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, Texas.
What is your secret talent?
It's so secretive, I haven't discovered it yet.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Casino - Craps (Dice).
What is your weirdest habit?
All my habits are weird.. lol
What celebrity embodies your inner rockstar?
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
What is your go-to sing-in-the-shower song?
I don’t want to hear myself sing.
What is your favorite food/restaurant?
What's on your bedside table?
Water and cough drops.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
One word people use to describe you?
What never fails to get you out of a bad mood?
What are the top three things on your bucket list?
2. Play in US Open.
3. Golf in Scotland.
What is the best advice you ever received?
Son you have my looks, learn to dance.
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