was founded by Nancy Tuzzolino in 2003.
Nancy has been dancing since 1996. She has become
an accomplished dancer in a variety of social dances
including: West Coast Swing, Hustle, and Nightclub
She began teaching dance in 2001, when she was invited
by The Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club to become a
member of their teaching staff. Later that year, Nancy
formed a business relationship with May I Have This
Dance, Inc. and was invited to Co-Instruct selected
Dance Intensive Workshops and teach at Buzz Nightclub
on Sunday nights.
The following year, Nancy was asked by The Chicago
Rebels to serve as their Director of Dance Education
programs. In this role, Nancy was responsible for
developing courses and dance curriculums for the club's
members and for promoting dance education to the local
Nancy is no stranger to the competitive dance world.
She has traveled around the country participating
in dozens of dance competitions in West Coast Swing
and Hustle, and has received numerous top 3 placements
in over 25 competitions she’s competed in since 1996,
including US Open Strictly Swing Champion in 2004.
In addition to competing in the Classic Swing division
with partner, Jim Becker (Chicago XDance), she is
also a proud member of the Midwest Rebels Swing Dance
Team (US Open Champions, 2004; Dallas Dance Champions,
Although her passion is dancing, Nancy has spent
most of her career working in the corporate arena.
Her expertise lies in Training & Development, Team-Building,
Leadership Development, Marketing and Strategic Planning.
Nancy’s background provides her with a unique understanding
of curriculum/program development, learning styles
and group dynamics, all of which are vital to being
an excellent instructor.
Nancy is a firm believer in “continuous improvement,”
and that is why she continues to travel around the
country, not only to compete, but also to take coaching
and training from top professionals in West Coast
Swing and Hustle. Nancy is also a graduate of Skippy
Blair’s Dance Teacher’s Intensive Training Program
(2001). Nancy has also been studying with WCS legend,
Mario Robau, Jr., and has taken his weekend intensive
in 2005 and 2006.
Nancy enjoys working with individuals as well as
all sizes and types of groups, and especially enjoys
working with children (elementary to high school age).
She really loves working with beginning dancers, as
it is exciting to watch their progress and help them
develop a greater appreciation for the “art” of social
Nancy is a graduate of the University of Illinois
at Chicago, where she received her B.S. in Finance
in 1995 and her MBA in 1997. She serves as a Board
Member on the Dean’s Business Advisory Council, and
is also a member of Leadership Illinois, a professional
women’s organization. Nancy currently works as a Community
Service Representative for a company called Home Instead
Senior Care which provides non-medical caregiving
services to seniors in their homes.