Alison Hurwitz has been dancing in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1997. A Highly Commended Associate of both the ISTD and DVIDA dance organizations, Alison teaches, studies and performs American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard, Ballet, Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Argentine Tango, Lindy Hop, Hustle, Salsa and Dance Aerobics. Alison has performed with such local groups as the Decobelles, Mambo Romero, The Harmony Project Dance Company, DancEvents, Tango Con Fusión and her current partner, Jesús Ortiz. She currently teaches and performs in Daly City, San Francisco, and Oakland.

Alison has been seen on Evening Magazine and Channel 5 news, and featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. She has instructed on cruises, at dance camps, and coached performance teams. Alison’s instructional DVDs include Dance Vision’s professional accreditation DVD, as well as Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba and Swing, available from Her festival credits include the Glen Park Festival, the SF Hip Hop Festival, the Front Row Festival, the SF Ethnic Dance Festival, the International Salsa Congress in Los Angeles, and the World Salsa Congress in Puerto Rico.

“O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we know the dancer from the dance?” ~ William Butler Yeats

Dance lessons give you style, posture, poise, balance and confidence, while building a skill which sustains a lifetime of enjoyment. Meet new people, get great exercise, and have a wonderful time as you learn to dance! No matter what your goals, I am committed to helping you attain them!

Resolve to Dance Special! - First private lesson in Salsa, Swing, Argentine Tango, Ballroom, or Nightclub Dancing is half price with printout of this page.

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Alison's show "Street Beats" featured in San Francisco Examiner (2007)

Best of London Salsa: DVD Review (2007)

Alison Hurwitz featured in the San Francisco Chronicle (2003)


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