The leisure suits and platform shoes may be gone, but Swing and Salsa lovers are re-discovering the joy and fun of Hustle! This is the 3rd year we have the honor of partnering with Shay Dixon (Los Angeles), and Nino DiGiulio and Dawn Lara (Chicago) at the Palm Springs New Year’s Swing and Hustle Dance Classic. We are committed to helping the Hustle community thrive by giving Hustle dancers a place to train, compete in HDT competitions, perform, and HAVE FUN. We are seeing a beautiful cross-over trend and both groups are adding another dance to their repertoire! Come learn the art of the Hustle!
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
- 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.