Tawnie dabbled in dancing when she was little. In college she studied every dance style that she could including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, and Hip Hop. She discovered partner dancing in 2006. Starting with Ballroom and Swing at the same time, she eventually gravitated towards Lindy Hop. In 2008 she started learning Blues, and West Coast Swing. Around 2011 she began teaching at Midtown Stomp. Other styles of dance Tawnie teaches are Collegiate Shag, Balboa, Charleston, Blues, Fusion, Jazz, and Tap. Basically, if there is music playing you will find her dancing.