Tammy Brown is a native of Baltimore. She was the 2006 U.S.Open Champion in the Sophisticated Swing Division with partner Kevin Fitzhugh. A year later she took 1st place in the team division at the U.S. Open. She started Hand Dancing in 1997. As a competitor she has placed top in the top 5 at MADjam, Virginia State Open (now DCSX), Swing Fling and others. In 2000 she became interested in West Coast Swing and soon began competing in many divisions, placing well in many of categories. She has been teaching WCS and Hand Dance since 2004. More recently she has been the coordinator of an Amateur Jack and Jill at the Steady Steppers Vegas Jam in Las Vegas.