Nino DiGiulio & Dawn Lara

Nino DiGiulio & Dawn Lara

Dawn Lara and Nino DiGiulio are Champions Level Hustle dancers, winning several professional Hustle, West Coast Swing, Cross­ Over, and Triple Threat (Salsa, WCS, Hustle) competitions over the last 15 years at major Hustle, Swing, and Salsa events internationally, including Swing Dance America, DiscoAmerica, and the World Hustle Congress.

They have been featured Hustle instructors and coaches at major hustle events workshop weekends throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.

Their training and talents extend beyond just Hustle as they are also accomplished West Coast Swing professionals. Nino has also competed in numerous All-Star, NASDE, and Invitational West Coast Swing competitions and serves as a featured judge and instructor at NASDE and WSDC-sanctioned events throughout the US and Canada.

Dawn has competed in the Advanced level in WCS and has also taught workshops and judged at major WCS events.

Most importantly, they are highly respected instructors, coaches, and trainers of many genres of social dance. Based in Chicago, they founded and run May I Have This Dance, one of the largest dance studios in the U.S, where they developed an incredibly robust curriculum for Hustle, West Coast Swing, Ballroom, and Latin dances.

Their style of Hustle is very modern and evolved, with a strong fundamental basis in classic Hustle. They are highly technical instructors, yet with a flair for fun, and masters at teaching entertaining and insightful group classes.