Lori Wahl Rousar resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. While she originally began dancing at the age of  7, twirling batons and eventually fire (gulp). Currently, Lori is a successful All Star competitor and her passion for West Coast Swing has her traveling across the country competing, teaching and judging at several events.

Known for her playful styling, technique and musicality, Lori encourages others to apply their own unique qualities to this dance. She truly loves the social aspect of dancing and sets a goal to make each partner laugh or smile. She is extremely thankful for the opportunities and friends that the dance community has brought to her.

In March 2015, Lori began a teaching partnership with her long time friend, Ryan Dobbins. They are now teaching workshop weekends and classes at several events. Together they promote fun, safety through technique and respect.