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 with co-instructor Karen Horton. Over the years he has taught in venues ranging from schools and churches to private, fraternal and singles clubs. He recently worked as an instructor at The Dance Floor in East Ridge, Tennessee and currently teaches at Ballroom Magic Dance Center.