Tess Minnick is a professional and former competitive dancer gone Rogue
Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley that is!
West coast swing
Tess Minnick is an accomplished competitive dancer, instructor, performer and choreographer with over 14 years of professional experience in a wide variety of dance styles as an experienced leader and follower:
Swing: West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Blues, Peabody, Balboa, Fusion
Tango: Argentine, Milonga, Tango Vals
Country: Two Step, Night Club Two Step, Triple Two Step, Polka, Country Swing, One Step, Country Waltz
American Smooth/Standard: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep
American Rhythm/International Latin: Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo, Paso Doble, Samba
Latin: Salsa (on 1 and 2), Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha
Tess has competed professionally in American Rhythm, American Smooth, Country(UCWDC) styles and is semi-retired from the West Coast Swing(WSDC) circuit as an All-Star leveled dancer.
She was the 2015 1st place winner of the US Open Swing Dance Championships in Jack n Jill and Strictly division for West Coast Swing and has finaled in every pointed West Coast Swing convention attended. She often placed in the top 5 winners of the WCS convention circuit in every competitive level.
Tess is a professional American Smooth champion, Open professional Rhythm national finalist, Division 1 country dance champion, and Masters qualified country Dance competitor. She competed at the All-Star level of West Coast Swing and has danced in several performance groups for WCS, Ballroom, Lindy Hop, Salsa and traditional Irish Step Dancing.
While Tess still practices her performance dance skills daily, she is passionately committed to teaching people to speak the sophisticated language of partner dancing at the social level. She loves to participate in the education of high quality social dancing and always seeks to help others become the dancers they wish to be. Tess believes partner dancing is a highly evolved form of language and artistic expression like no other art form and loves so much to spread the confidence, joy and personal artistry of her own dance skills.
Dancing is a conversation!