Carla Romine purchased the Texas Hoedown in August of 2022. Owning the Texas Hoedown is an opportunity to marry her love for dance with her love for planning and hosting events. The Texas Hoedown holds a special place in her heart, as it was the first organized competition she ever attended—before it was part of the ACDA circuit. She has been close to Jerry and Virginia Rainey, the previous owners of the Texas Hoedown, since that time—often referred to by them as their “adopted daughter.” Bobby Pritchard and Judi Caudle are her co-directors.
Bobby and Carla have many years of competition experience. They began their dance partnership in February 2014. Together, they won numerous UCWDC event titles and five UCWDC World titles (2017-2022) with the most recent four titles in the Crown division (one of the top divisions for couples 40+). They retired their dance partnership in January 2022.
More about Bobby
Bobby has taught Country and West Coast Swing dance for over 30 years, teaching both social and competitive dancers. Bobby has been competing more than 35 years with various partners and as a Pro with his students on the UCWDC and ACDA circuits. He continues to compete as a Pro on both circuits today.
After 25 years working in Information Technology, Bobby quit his “day” job in May of 2022 to be a full-time dance instructor at Studio 22 in Dallas, Texas.
More about Carla
Carla has danced competitively off and on for almost 20 years. She began with a different partner, and then as an amateur in the Pro Am division in the mid-1990’s through early-2000s. She took a 7-year break from the UCWDC and ACDA circuits until she reunited with Bobby in 2014. During part of her 7-year break, she competed on the West Coast Swing circuit.
Carla has been working in Human Resources field for over 25 years and currently works for a municipality in the DFW metroplex.
More about Judi
Judi competed for several years on the ACDA, UCWDC, and Ballroom circuits. She is an ADCA National Champion and a four-time UCWDC champion. She is currently certified to judge on the ACDA circuit. She and her husband, Chris, are retired Audiologists and have three sons and four grandchildren. She is grateful that her love of dance has allowed her to cultivate many loving and long-lasting friendships in the dance community.