Tampa Bay West Coast Swing Association
2018-2019 Board of Directors
Carol Ann Baldwin
My career had been in teaching high school math but always loved to dance. My first dance experience was “hustle”.
That is when I met Bradd. He got me involved in ballroom. We stopped dancing for 25 years while we were busy with soccer, baseball, track and music lessons for our three sons. After our boys were in college we decided to start back to dancing where we were introduced to WCS but we did not have any pros to teach us correctly. On Long Island we mostly did ballroom but started going to WCS weekends and started loving the dance and the music.
When we were deciding where to live in retirement, we researched different areas and decided on Tampa Bay based on the availability of group classes and socials. We are very happy with our decision
Lisa joined the board this year as vice president. She is from the San Francisco Bay Area where she began WCS dancing over 10 years ago. Former Boogie by the Bay committee member, co-host of the monthly WCS dance “Groovin’ Swing “ and membership manager of Napa Dance Club, she has attended numerous dance conventions and competes at the intermediate level. She also enjoys volunteer work and has logged over 1,000 hours with the USO primarily welcoming military service personnel at the Tampa airport lounge.
When not dancing, she enjoys the outdoors, social activities with friends, travel and her two dogs.
Lisa is also in charge of DJ’s.
Eileen began dancing West Coast Swing in Ithaca, NY in the 1990’s and served on the Ithaca Swing Dance Network Board of Directors for several years. She moved to the Tampa area in 2009.
She was Treasurer of TBWCSA from 2012-2016. Eileen also dances Argentine Tango and was Treasurer and Vice President of the now defunct Tampa Bay Tango Club. Her other love is taking photos of dancers and dance events for posting on Facebook and artistic enjoyment. She is an active member of the Florida Center for Creative Photography. When not dancing or taking photographs, Eileen enjoys jazz, volunteering for the Palladium in St. Petersburg, her two cats and her backyard swimming pool!
Tina has been on the board since the club began. Also in charge of instructor scheduling.
She was a dance partner with the late John Henning and now teaches with Russ Morris.