WORKSHOP:  “Swingin Over to Hustle”

Time: Thursday at 5:00 PM

Hustle is resurging and westies are welcoming the fresh take on dancing hustle today.  This class will focus on teaching Swing dancers the fundamentals of how to dance hustle and bring the same feeling of playfulness, musicality and creativity to it.


Shay Dixon has become well known throughout the dance industry for his style, exhaustive technique, and charisma on the dance floor. His 15 years of dance training spans from
latin, ballroom, hustle, salsa and Swing, to ballet, hip hop, contemporary & theater arts.  Under the leadership of Ralph Ramirez & Billy Fajardo, Shay has captured eight professional championship titles in hustle & salsa, 3 professional cabaret titles, many triple threat/ just dance competitions and he won the World Hustle Championship title in 2009. In 2010, he was chosen by Maria Torres (acclaimed choreographer from SYTYCD & numerous broadway shows) to be featured in her dance company. In 2012-2014, he served as the vice-president of the International Hustle Dance Association establishing a competitive syllabus and criteria for hustle dancing
throughout the globe. He is currently the Director of the LA Hustle Movement, which is reigniting the growth of the hustle community in Southern California

Erica Smith is a versatile dancer with extensive backgrounds in hustle, wcs, salsa and ballet. For more information visit

She was first introduced to hustle in her years at UC Berkeley School of Law, and has been adding her sparkle to the social dance world ever since. With more than 17 Advanced Amateur 1st place wins under her belt, Erica was arguably the Top Female Amateur Hustle Competitor for two years prior to her professional status. Since becoming a professional competitor, Erica has garnered 1st place in Professional Just Hustle and Invitational Jack & Jill Hustle Divisions across the country.