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 enjoys Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Mambo, Cha Cha, Bolero, Argentine Tango, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Salsa on 1, Salsa on 2, Bachata, Merengue, Night Club Two Step and Hustle.

Alison has performed with such local groups as the Decobelles, Mambo Romero, The Harmony Project Dance Company, DancEvents, Tango Con Fusión and competed in American Rhythm with her former partner, Jesús Ortiz. Currently, she competes in International Standard with her partner Lekhnath Bhusal. They are the 2019 National Bronze Amateur Standard Champions.

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.

She currently lives, dances and teaches in San Jose.