PJ Turner

At Swing City Chicago, PJ will be teaching two regular workshops plus a 2 hour special workshop on Men’s Styling!

The Two-Hour Men’s Styling Class

From PJ:  “The men’s styling class is designed to help leaders dance movement instead of just leading patterns. Often times leads ask,” what do I do when the followers play?” This is exactly how to do just that. We will take simple movement and apply to WCS in a pattern structure that you can practice and dance!!”

Class is an additional cost of $30 for the two hour session if pre-registered or $40 onsite.


PJ Turner is a respected West Coast Swing dancer around the country.  He currently competes in the Classic Division with his professional partner Tashina Beckmann in swing worldwide.  He has had a lot of success in Jack & Jill competitions, and Strictly Swing divisions, showcasing his incredible talents in leading.

Some of his most proud accomplishments of 2013 are: Placing top 5 in the Classic division at: Palm Springs, Summer Hummer, & Boogie by the Bay!  Winning 1st place in the NASDE All-Star Jack & Jill tour at the US Open, winning 1st place Open Strictly Swing with Emeline Rochefueille.  PJ also Co-Directed his 1st Swing Event: The Atlanta Swing Classic.

Some of the other proud accomplishments that PJ holds very dear to him is winning the Bob Priess Social Dancer Award at Swing Diego, & Winning the Social Dancer Award at Boogie by the Bay in San Fransisco, CA.  This is a reflection of PJ’s genuine love for the dance, and how he enjoys dancing with dancers of ALL levels.