Christopher Dumond began West Coast Swing (WCS) in 2009. He and his partner at the time, Nicole Clonch, were 2012 and 2013 U.S. Open Swing Dance Champions in the Young Adult Division. (age 14-17). Tara and Christopher began their WCS dance partnership Fall of 2015. Christopher Dumond composed the music for his U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships 5th place Classic Routine.
Tara has been dancing for almost 20 years. She has been trained in classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Latin, Hip Hop, and WCS with the Schwimmers. Tara is known for teaching that focuses on swing technique as well as incorporating musicality into the dance for all levels. Her extensive training in a multitude of dances contributes to her ability to reach dancers from all backgrounds. Tara has competed in the young adult divisions since she was 13 and has competed in the Showcase Routine Division since she was 18. Tara teaches in the states and internationally in places including: France, England, & Russia.