#1 – Judy Wheeler & Ron Putman

Judy Wheeler was born and raised in Livonia MI. She moved to Georgia after marrying her husband Butch Wheeler, an Alpharetta native. When she first visited Dahlonega, she was hooked and moved here 5 years ago. Judy enjoys an exhilarating life, balancing 3 children, 6 grandchildren, career, friends, and community. Judy remembers her first best dancing partner, her father. She knows he would have loved doing what she is doing…Enotah CASA’s  Dancing with North Georgia Stars….and the beat goes on.
Ron Putman discovered his true passion for dance in 1993 and has been dancing ever since, studying with top instructors across the country. As a competitor, Ron has won a total of 20 championship titles at UCWDC events. In the mid-1990’s, he won the individual CDA National Championship Award. He also danced & coached the CDA National Championship Team in 1999.

Ron has taught line dance since 1995 & began ballroom instruction in 2006. His goals are to help each student discover the joy of dance, no matter their level of ability, and to promote the dance community.   Ron currently competes nationally in UCWDC Pro-Am events. He’s been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, and has owned/managed numerous businesses from restaurants to furniture factories across the South.