Beth began ballroom dancing in 2010 to prepare for her sister’s wedding in Europe where partner dancing is more popular. As a fan of Dancing with the Stars, the wedding provided another reason to become involved in a sport she already had interest in. She started taking lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Inver Grove Heights, while working full time in social services. Beth has participated in various shows, competitions, and studio events, but states that her first competition at the Cross Continental Dance Competition (CCDC) in Vegas as her biggest dance accomplishment. Even though she had done theater in high school and performed on stage for the studio, she had never done a competition before.