Critic’s Show Review

After a very strong debut at the Summer Swing & Hustle Dance Classic, Jay Byam is proud to partner with Shay Dixon (Los Angeles), and Nino DiGiulio and Dawn Lara (Chicago), to extend Hustle to the 2017-18 New Year’s Event.

Shay Dixon’s LA Movement Dance Team wow’d the audience with their “Perm” routine; a fun, flirty, town funk satire about cool egotistical club guys preening for the ladies, but mostly for themselves. The performance was entertaining, creative and delightfully retro with an exclamation point.  Supporting cast also delivered sound routines in the Hustle Dance Tour (HDT) Jack & Jill and Pro-Am competitions. 

Hustle dancers still have a chance to be part of the growing cast and are encouraged to register soon.

Shay Dixon


Palm Springs Swing & Hustle Dance Classic is proud to offer the BEGINNER BOOT CAMP which caters specifically to beginner level dancers. Classes offered throughout the day cover basic dance skills for West Coast Swing, Hustle, and more!

Our Schedule is jammed packed with Intermediate and Advanced workshops offered at no additional charge! Learn skills and techniques taught by some of the best instructors in the business.

Nino DiGiulio & Dawn Lara


New Year’s Swing & Hustle Dance Classic is proud to offer the following Hustle competitons:

Hustle Dance Tour (HDT) Jack & Jill

  • Newcomer
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Master 50+


What is Hustle Dance Tour (HDT)?

The Hustle competitions we are offering at this event are HUSTLE DANCE TOUR competitions which allow for the accumulation of points and mastery of skill level in the Jack & Jill category (similar to WSDC in West Coast). HDT competitions provide a way for anyone to compete in Hustle (not just those who take regular lessons with a Pro and compete in Pro-Ams). In HDT competitions, dancers can only enter one level and that should be the level they earned through the point system or, (since this is a new program) got approved for by a Hustle pro. Current HDT levels include Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. As in the swing community, it is considered bad form for an intermediate / advanced dancer to compete against a novice dancer and anyone who competes at a higher skill level is not allowed to enter a lower division. It is important for judges and competitors to understand how to gain levels through the HDT points system and achieve mastery of skill methodically and fairly. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Nino DiGiulio at the Event.


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