Hilary began dancing back in her hometown, Chicago, as an after work hobby. Over time she quickly realized she was drawn to the idea of teaching and now she loves teaching as much as she loves dancing! With experience in a wide variety of dance genres, she enjoys helping everyone discover and pursue the dance that is their passion. Her favorite teaching goal is patiently working towards that "lightbulb" moment, when a tricky dance technique or concept finally clicks for her student. When Hilary isn’t on the dance floor, she’s at the pool soaking in some sun.
Teaches : Country, Swing, Ballroom, Latin
Private Lesson Tier : Premier
2015 Division 1 ACDA National Champion
2016 Division 1 UCWDC Runner-Up
UCWDC World Championships 2018 Masters finalist
Current UCWDC Masters level professional competitor
Numerous Top Teacher Awards including 4th Place Top Female Instructor UCWDC World Championships 2018
3rd Place Top Female Instructor UCWDC World Championships 2019
Words from our students:
“I first began working with Hilary when she was at another studio. When she told me she was moving to open her own studio with a partner, my immediate response was, “I am going with you.” So now I drive up Mopac from of the river to come into Hilary’s studio and as much as I hate Mopac I have no regrets. Hilary is the most consistently positive person I know. She is always upbeat and ready to go. Her dance technical skills are unparalleled. She never shows frustration - not a hint, and she is very patient with my frustration. I always leave a lesson feeling better than I did when I walked in.
I have recommended Hilary to 5 friends so far and they have all given me especially positive feedback. So I have no hesitation in writing this recommendation."
~ Chuck Linton