***NEW MEETING LOCATION - 700 DAWSON RD***
Country Western Dancing
by Jim Roberson
introduction by Lion Sam Buford
James E Roberson (Jim) was born in Sikeston, Missouri, grew up in nearby Morehouse, and was a member of the last senior class (14 seniors!) that graduated from Morehouse High School.
He visited his big brother in Austin in the summer of 1967, fell in love with this beautiful city, and enrolled at UT in September of 1968 (the first semester UT had 40,000 students).
After graduating from UT in 1972, he worked for several CPA firms until December 1, 1977 when he started his own public accounting practice, focusing on small businesses, and has enjoyed serving his clients ever since.
After a few relationships that didn’t work out (except for two wonderful children!), he met the love of his life (Monta Jane) and married her in May of 1982.
In 1991, they purchased 44 acres outside of Leander and moved their cats, dogs, horses and cows there. After several years of trail riding, team penning and western pleasure competing, he was looking for a new challenge... and discovered country western dancing.
Jim started taking dance lessons in 2000, struggling to even walk in rhythm with the music. Last January in Nashville, Tennessee, Jim qualified to compete in the United Country Western Dance Council's annual World Competition, where he won both the pro-am Novice Gold (60 to 70 age group) and the pro-am Novice Silver (50 to 60 age group)!