Ron & Karla Montez
Ron Montez started dancing and teaching in 1964 at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Tucson. He was there for seven years and became a dance director before moving on to Brigham Young University. For two years he was under the direction of the famous Roy Mavor who was then the director of the dance program. During his career, Ron won numerous ballroom and latin titles and especially made a major impact at the British Open. Then in 1979 he met Liz Curtis and became the 7 time undefeated United States Latin American Champion, World Finalist and British Finalist. Ron Montez is one of the most respected personalities in the dance business, as a dancer, coach and judge not only in the United States but internationally. He is a World Renowned coach & choreographer in both American & International Styles including Swing, and is Co-Host of PBS Ballroom Dance Championships.
Karla has a dance background of Ballet and Jazz. She traveled with a Dance Company for 13 years, capturing the U.S. Open Cabaret Championship. Karla is now teaching kids classes in Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Gymnastics Cheerleading Skills. Karla brings this rich background of Dance to this exciting partnership.
Ron and Karla enjoy dancing together, teaching classes and workshops together, and performing in shows.