STAFF



PJ & Tashina

PJ Turner and Tashina Beckmann were brought together by a mutual passion: joy of movement through West Coast Swing. They began their partnership in May 2013, and debuted their 1st ever Classic Routine in July 2013 at Swingtime in the Rockies. Within their first year of partnership they placed Top 5 at major US NASDE and other WSDC events in the Classic Division, having a phenomenal start with their "Feel Again" routine. Almost immediately following their debut they started teaching workshop weekends throughout the US and at the beginning of 2014 they were asked to be on staff at National and International Events. Promoters and students alike love their fun energetic personalities, humorous accents, professionalism, and passion for late night dancing. Their partnership is strengthened by the fact that their individual and now mutual life dreams were to be professional dancers, and they are so grateful they get to experience this together. People often question how a long distance partnership from Tennessee to California works? PJ & Tashina answer with "When You Love what you Do, You Find a way to make it work". Early on in the partnership PJ dubbed Tashina with the nickname "Taz", to capture the spirit of her wild hair and ridiculous sounds she makes in the place of counting. PJ's nickname "Paco Jose" stems from a misunderstanding of what PJ actually stands for, ever since then it has stuck.