Bud Slack started training to become a ballroom dance instructor in 1959. He managed Arthur Murray studios in Ottawa, Illinois; Evanston, Illinois and Chattanooga, Tennessee and worked for Fred Astaire Studios in Garden Grove, California. In 1970 he opened Dance Capades in Red Bank, Tennessee. Over the years he has taught in venues ranging from schools and churches to private, fraternal and singles clubs, and various local dance studios in Chattanooga.
Bud is now teaching at Tisha Deals Studio.
"Dancing and building are the two primary and essential arts. The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person and in the end they unite....There is no primary art outside these two arts for their origin is far earlier than man himself; and dancing came first.
From "THE DANCE OF LIFE" by HAVELOCK ELLIS