Ruth Ann Strickland was a teacher of public administration, American national government and state and local government at University of South Carolina and later Appalachian State University. Teaching traditional and adult learners how to pursue public service careers was the joy of her life, until she found line dancing. After moving to the Villages with her husband in October of 2015, she looked for clubs and activities, and her lifetime love of dancing made line dance a natural choice. She learned everything she knows about line dancing from the wonderful instructors at The villages. She offers an Absolute Beginner/Beginner class every Saturday at Rohan Recreation Center from 1:00 pm until 3:20 pm (beginning June 15th, 2019).