(West Coast Swing Champion, Tashina Beckmann & PJ Turner)
West Coast Swing North County
West Coast Swing North county, aka, Westie Jam, was founded by Mike Anderson, who wanted to give back to the West Coast swing dance community in San Diego County for all the joy it brought him for years. He did this by starting the West Coast Swing North County dance venue continuing a tradition of quality West Coast swing dance lessons, classes, parties and music. This NEW West Coast swing venue one Friday a month fills a gap in North County for swing dancers in SoCal.
West Coast Swing North County Party
Featured Tashina Beckmann on Friday, October 23rd
- Beginner Lesson WCS @ 7:00 PM Mike & Samantha
- Intermediate Lesson WCS@ Tashina Beckmann
- Open Dancing @ 8:30 PM Deejay Mike Anderson
About Tashina Beckmann
Tashina Beckmann started dance training at the age of 2 1/2 and hasn’t stopped since. She has classical training in ballet, jzz, lyrical, hip-hop, pointe, tap, modern, West Coast swing, ballroom and country western dance. She has competed and performed in a events nationally, as well as internationally.
In 2008, Tashina was selected as a member of the Young Americans. For two and one half years she toured, taught and performed with the company in seven countries in Europe. She has taught dance in schools, youth prisons, rehab centers, and youth homeless shelters across the world.
Currently, Tashina travels the world teaching and competing in West Coast swing. Tashina and her partner, PJ Turner, electrify the floor with their unique style. She just finished performing a swango in an off broadway performance (October 2015) along with Robert & Nicola Royston, Parker Dearborn, Melissa Rutz, Ben McHenry, Cameo Cross and PJ Turner.
We are excited to feature Tashina at West Coast Swing North County!
About Mike Anderson
Mike Anderson started dancing in 2009 when he was introduced to the concept of movement to music. West Coast swing dancing captured his heart with its fluidity and freedom of expression, so he decided to turn his focus to this dancers dance. He devoted intense concentration, time and energy to the pursuit of becoming an accomplished West Coast swing dancer; studying with the best throughout California. He continues to grow and share his passion of West Coast swing with others through his teaching, competing, dancing and deejaying across the United States.
(Mike Anderson & Jen Malcolm@J&J Palm Springs Summer 2013)
Currently, he teaches and hosts West Coast swing classes and parties in San Diego at the Dancessense Studio in North County. Mike and his partner, Samantha also perform live music to the thrill of West Coast swing audiences everywhere.
Check out Mike Anderson’s Website here!
West Coast Swing North County @ Dancessense Studios
2441 Impala Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92010
DancEssense Studio Website
West Coast Swing Workshops
- 7:00 PM Mike Anderson & Samantha Burnes
- 7:45 PM Tashina Beckmann
- 8:30 PM “WCS Dance till you drop” with DJ Mike Anderson
- $10 Dance
- $10 Per Class
- $15 Class + Dance
- $5 Class + Dance for Full-time Students w/ID
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