She is also a U.S. Open, All Star Jack and Jill, WCS finalist. She has accumulated numerous 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in local, regional, and National Swing and Hand Dance competitions in Jack and Jill and Strictly Swing Divisions.
Tammy has been teaching West Coast Swing / Hand Dance Fusion at the Promenade since 2005 and is a four- time recipient of the top West Coast Swing teacher award winner of the Maryland / DC / Virginia area. She is also a member of the National Hand Dance Association.
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Tammy’s love for dance started as a teenager, studying as a high school student in Modern dance, Jazz and African dance. Her love of dance grew stronger as she continued to study dance. She attended the adult dance program at Baltimore City Community College under a wonderful dance instructor, Mr. Andrew Young for approximately 3 years.
Tammy became interested in the art of Swing Dance in 1997. She studied the art of Hand Dance with the instruction of Lawrence Bradford. By 1998 she was competing. She started locally, in Hand Dance and West Coast Swing Competitions and winning numerous 1st place awards. In November of 2006, Tammy along with her partner, Kevin, became U.S. Open Swing Dance Champions, winning first place in the Sophisticated Swing Division. Being the first African American couple to have a winning title at this event in a WCS solo division was a huge accomplishment.