Trish Connery Walkup & DanceChatter.com

Trish Connery Walkup is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, competitor and judge specializing in the partner dances. Her company, DanceChatter.Com, is based in San Diego and provides dance instruction from San Diego to Los Angeles.

An award-winning dancer, Trish is a four-time UCWDC Worlds Champion and most recently took 1st Place in Pro/Pro Diamond Classic and 1st Place in Pro/Pro Open Classic at the prestigious UCWDC’s 2014 Worlds Championship event in Nashville, TN. Over the years Trish has also won or placed in numerous competitions on the local and national West Coast Swing circuit. She is a multi-year finalist at the US Open Swing Dance Championship in Strictly Swing Division and most recently placed 3rd in Masters Strictly Swing at the Open. She’s also taken top awards at three different US Opens in Team Division, including Double Vision, the first all-female swing dance team to compete at the Open. Currently she competes in the All-Star/Pro/Champion level on the West Coast Swing circuit in addition to Pro/Pro Division on the UCWDC circuit.

Trish began her teaching/judging career with the legendary “teacher of teachers,” Skippy Blair and her Dance Dynamics Intensives training program for teachers and judges. Trish went on to work with a number of top coaches to further broaden her dance knowledge and experience. Today Trish teaches a multitude of dances: West Coast Swing, Salsa, Hustle, Country 2-Step, Nightclub 2-Step, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing and Waltz. She has taught internationally, on cruises, and is a two-time California Swing Dance Hall of Fame Rising Star finalist.

In addition to weekly group classes and private lessons, Trish is often on the teaching and judging staff of national dance conventions. She produces specialty and/or themed workshops for corporate clients, dance studios and private parties. She provides teaching, choreography and coaching services for social and competitive dancers as well as wedding couples preparing for their all-important first dance. Trish is also the creator behind the DanceChatter.Com Performance Group, a program designed to further students’ dance development through dance routines and performance opportunities, as well as the co-producer/choreographer of the popular Double Diva Workshop Days and the Double Diva Hustle Team.

Contact: Trish Connery Walkup & DanceChatter.Com, 323-228-3532; dancechatter@gmail.com; www.dancechatter.com.