Chris Gaughan

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Chris is super stoked to represent STM for All in this year's Dancing with the Stars event. STM for All is a ministry within St. Thomas More Catholic Church that provides a Catholic education and other support to children with a wide range of needs, including learning or social delays, disabilities, and other challenges. Chris attended St. Thomas More grade school himself, and his three children are now fourth-generation St. Thomas More parishioners. As a result, he is very excited to support such an important cause in his lifelong parish.

Chris also had the privilege of growing up with the Anselmo family. Chris was a year ahead of Brian at St. Thomas More, and has known Jerry and Mary Ellen for over 30 years. Chris is both humbled and honored to join with the Anselmo family to further the good work that they do.

Chris will be dancing with Kayla Sloan.

Kayla Sloan

Kayla Sloan, Studio Manager and Dance Instructor at Evolve, began her dance career in 2006 in Nashville, TN. She is a certified ballroom dance professional with an Associate's Degree in American Rhythm and a Master's Degree in American Smooth with Dance Vision International Dance Association. For three years, Kayla competed in American Smooth and Cabaret, receiving multiple 1st and 2nd placements. Kayla has since retired from competing professionally in Ballroom competitions and now challenges herself in a new style of dance, West Coast Swing.

She now manages Kansas City's premier swing dance studio, Evolve, out of Mission, KS. Together, she and her partner, Jesse Lopez, are rapidly growing and transforming the Kansas City Swing Community. Whether working with brand new beginners, a Father-Daughter dance duo, or Nationally competitive students, she brings expertise and professionalism to the Midwest dance scene.

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