Willie and Diane have danced together for over 40 years. They are Honorary Lifetime Members of St Louis Imperial Dance Club. Willie is past President of St Charles Imperial Dance Club and the Midwest Swing Dance Federation. Diane served on the Board of Directors of the St. Charles club. They have danced on Dance Fever, successfully competed numerous times, given dance workshops and exhibitions at various dance events around the country and are responsible for developing the judging system for the Midwest Swing Dance Federation. In 1995, Willie and Diane were the first inductees into the Midwest Swing Dance Federation Hall of Fame.