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. In early 2018 Chris and Tara’s partnership concluded.