January 2002 HUSTLE TALK Okay, the newsletter is now back after a lengthy hiatus since May 2000. Raul has handed the job over to me and I finally got off my lazy behind and got things back in order. Many events have occurred since the last newsletter issue - too many to even attempt to list. Therefore, I'm only going to touch on a few of the more recent events. There were four major Hustle events in 2001 - International Hustle & Salsa Competition in Miami, Florida; World Hustle Dance Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada; Disco America Dance Championship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Hustle USA Dance Championships in East Rutherford, New Jersey - all of which helped to expose & promote Hustle dancing. Praise goes out to all the event organizers & their staff. A new dance organization, The International Hustle Dance Association (IHDA), has been created to help promote, protect and nurture the dance HUSTLE as a social & competitive dance form. Visit the website at www.hustleusa.com/IHDA/index.html. On April 28, 2001, Angel Figueroa and Debbie Bernard exchanged marriage vows. Congratulations to Angel & Debbie Figueroa! Sadly, two tragic events occurred that touched our hearts and will forever change our lives. First, Ginger Dimaio, an avid hustle dancer, passed away in the early part of the year from cancer. She will be greatly missed by the Hustle community and all of those who's lives she touched. Second, a date that will not be forgotten.... On September 11, 2001, an act of ruthless terrorism was committed on the United States of America as four planes were hijacked and three of them flown into the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon. Thousands of lives perished and the WTC, an icon of New York and capitalism, was destroyed. This tragic event affected everyone worldwide. The mood around the country, especially in New York, was somber. In light of this tragedy, it was good to see the dancers at Hustle USA showing their support, courage, and patriotism. At this time, more than ever, it's important that we share our love with family and friends and show our support for the firefighters, policemen, volunteer workers, military personnel, and government. Please, donate blood, clothing, food, money, time, etc. to help out all the victims of this tragedy. On a happier note, I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving, a wonderful holiday season, and a Happy New Year! After eating so much food, it's now time to work it all off by dancing. What better way to start the New Year than by getting on the dance floor? ** News flash: The Grand Palace Chinese Restaurant in Sunnyvale, where we regularly held lessons & dancing on Tuesday nights, has been purchased. Unfortunately, the new owners have decided not to hold dances there any longer; therefore, we have now moved the Tuesday night parties to the Chef King restaurant at 727 W. Hamilton Ave. (one block west of San Tomas Expressway) in Campbell. This will be the new hot spot starting Tuesday, January 8, 2002. The cover charge is $9.00. Make note of the location change and tell all your friends. Best wishes, Stephen Ward, Vice President HUSTLE DANCING IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA TUESDAYS: ** New Location ** Chef King 727 W. Hamilton Ave. (one block west of San Tomas Expressway), Campbell, CA, 408-374-6009, LESSONS: 8:15-9pm Beg. & Int./Adv. with Raul Ante, Bobby Concepcion, and/or Stephen Ward, D.J.: Raul Ante, DANCING: 9pm-12am $9.00 cover charge, MUSIC MIX: Hustle, WC Swing, Salsa, NC 2 Step. THURSDAYS: Club BDS (Ballroom Dance Supply) 46 Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA, 408-871-1895, LESSON: 8:15-9pm Int./Adv. with Joy Ro or Stephen Ward, D.J.: Stephen Ward, DANCING: 9-11pm, $5.00 cover charge with free refreshments, MUSIC MIX: Hustle, WC Swing, Salsa, NC 2 Step. Ballroom Dance Supply proudly presents C.A.N. dances (Customer Appreciation Night). Hustle away at Club BDS. FRIDAYS: Pavilion (Cubberley Community Center) 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA, 415-856-9930, LESSONS: 8-9pm (call for schedule of dances), DANCING: 9pm-12am, $5.00 cover charge, HOST: Robin Rebello, MUSIC MIX: Ballroom, Swing, Hustle, Latin. San Jose DanceSport Center (The Floor) 1824 Hillsdale Blvd., San Jose, CA 408-264-9393, DANCING: 9:15pm-12am, $8.00 cover charge. Rhythm Street Ballroom 6635-D Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA, 925-906-9216, LESSON: 8:30-9:15pm (call for schedule of dances), DANCING: 9pm-???? SATURDAYS: Starlite Ballroom (Rhythm Street Room) 1160 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, 408-745-7827, LESSONS: 8:15-8:45pm Beg., 8:45-9:15pm Int., alternating Saturdays with Raul Ante & Stephen Ward, DANCING: 9:15pm-12am, HUSTLE CLUB MEMBERS $1.00 off admission price (SHOW CARD), (Discount only applies to Saturday night dance), MUSIC MIX: Hustle, Latin & Requests. 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH: Imperial Dance Studio 822 Cassia St., Redwood City, CA, 415-585-6282, DANCING: 6-10pm $7.00 Cover Charge, HOST: Michelle Kinkaid, MUSIC MIX: West Coast Swing, 2 Step, Hustle. HUSTLE DANCING IN SACRAMENTO AREA SUNDAYS: Ballroom at Elk Grove 9360 Elk Grove Blvd.-Florin Rd., Elk Grove, CA, 916-714-2809, LESSONS: 6-7pm, DANCING: 7-10pm $8.00 Cover Charge, MUSIC MIX: Hustle/Niteclub. HUSTLE DANCING IN LOS ANGELES MONDAYS: Swingtime Dance Studio 16542 Bellflower Blvd. Bellflower, CA, 562-867-2928, DANCING: 9-12am, $5.00 cover charge, D.J.: Cesar Ricaurte (A.K.A Mr. Hustle), MUSIC MIX: Hustle, N.C. 2 Step, WC Swing. TUESDAYS: After 5 121 N. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank, CA, LESSONS: 7-8pm Beg. & 8-9pm Int. with Ben Corpos, DANCING: 9pm-????, $8.00 cover charge. WEDNESDAYS: The Hacienda 525 N Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA, 310-615-0015, DANCING: 10-12am, $5.00 cover charge, D.J.: Anne, MUSIC MIX: Hustle, N.C. 2 Step, WC Swing. HUSTLE DANCING IN SAN DIEGO FRIDAYS: Rising Stars Dance Club classes, Starlight Dance Studio 6506 El Cajon Blvd., Suite "H", San Diego, CA, LESSONS: 6-7pm Beg., 7-8pm Int./Adv., $10.00 per class. EVERY 2ND SATURDAY: Starlight Dance Studio 6506 El Cajon Blvd., Suite "H", San Diego, CA. Info call 619-287-9036, MUSIC MIX: West Coast Swing & Hustle. HUSTLE DANCING IN NEW YORK WEDNESDAYS: Stepping Out Ballroom & Latin Dance Studios 37 West 26th St., 9th Floor, (between Broadway & 6th Ave.), New York City, NY 646-742-9400, LESSONS: 9-9:30pm with Maria Torres, DANCING: 9:30pm-12:15am, $5.00 Cover (except for special events), D.J.: Bobby Morales & Nelson Roman, MUSIC MIX: Hustle & Latin. HUSTLE DANCING IN NEW JERSEY MONDAYS: V.F.W. Hall 639 Jefferson Avenue, Washington Twsp, N.J, 201-666-8220, classes start at 7:30pm with Diane K. Nardone, social mixer 9:30-11:30pm (call for class schedule & admission price). For more info on upcoming events, call Diane K. Nardone at 201-666-6224. THURSDAYS: V.F.W. Hall 639 Jefferson Avenue, Washington Twsp, N.J, 201-666-8220, classes start at 7:30pm with Diane K. Nardone, social mixer 9:30-11:30pm (call for class schedule & admission price). For more info on upcoming events, call Diane K. Nardone at 201-666-6224. FRIDAYS: Universal Dance Center Rt. 130 & Haddon Ave., near the Cooper River, Collinswood, N.J, 609-869-0010, classes start at 8:30pm with Donna Boyle, practice party 9:30pm, also every First Friday of the Month "Hustle Party", MUSIC MIX: Hustle, Latin, WCS. For more info on upcoming events, call "DISCO AMERICA" at 215-934-6644. HUSTLE DANCING IN WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA TUESDAYS: Twilight Zone Baltimore, MD, LESSONS: 7:30-8:30pm with Joyce Szili, DANCING: 8:30-11:30pm, D.J.: Annette Dilascio & Jay Neil. SATURDAYS: The Junction 1330 E. Gude Dr., Rockville, MD, 301-217-5820, LESSONS: 7-8pm Int. Level $6.00, 8-9pm Beg level FREE! DANCING: 9pm-1am $5.00, D.J.: Joyce Szili & Annette Dilascio, MUSIC MIX: Hustle & W.C. Swing. HUSTLE DANCING IN PHOENIX WEDNESDAYS: Empire Lounge Southwest corner of 24th St. & Camel Back, Phoenix, AZ, 7-9pm MUSIC MIX: D.J.'s choice, for more info call John MacMullin @ 602-943-5240. HUSTLE DANCING IN FLORIDA FRIDAYS: Trio's Niteclub Broward County Club Boca, in Boca Raton, FL MUSIC MIX: Disco-Hustle. SATURDAYS: Alacazaba Coral Gables Hyatt, in Dade County, MUSIC MIX: Disco-Hustle & Salsa. Please Note: Dances that are listed first, under MUSIC MIX, are the primary dance music being played. All other dances will be secondary. Dances listed third or fourth may not be played at all, so beware! HUSTLE GROUP CLASSES The Allegro Ballroom 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville, CA. 2nd & 4th Saturdays with Scott Patterson 7-8pm drop-in Beg. Hustle, 8-9pm Int. level, 9pm Dance Party. For more info call 510-655-2888. Ballroom Dance Supply (BDS) 46 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA. Thursday evenings 8-9pm Int./Adv. Hustle group lesson with Joy Ro or Stephen Ward, Music by Stephen Ward, 9-11:30pm dance, $5.00 admission with free refreshments and food! Call 408-871-1895 for more info. Dance Spectrum 1707-d S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, CA. Group classes $7.00, call for schedule and info 408-371-9722. San Jose DanceSport Center (The Floor) 1824 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose, CA. Call 408-264-9393 for schedule of group series classes or drop-in group classes either Friday or Saturday nights (one four week class $36.00, check out their web site: http://www.sjdancesport.com/ Metronome Ballroom 1830 17th St. @ DeHaro, S.F., CA. For more information please call 415-252-9000. Monte Cristo Club 136 Missouri St., San Francisco, CA. 1st & 2nd Mondays of the month. 7:30pm Beginning Hustle, 8:30pm Intermediate Hustle, Beginning Series (two hours) $16.00, Intermediate series (two hours) $16.00, All four classes $24.00. Drop- in, $10.00 per class. To register send check payable to: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens St. S.F., CA 94112-3530, or call 415-585-6282 for more info. Premier Ballroom 4181 Cushing Parkway, Fremont, CA. for more information concerning group classes & workshops call 510-770-1178. Royal Ballroom 475 Redwood St., Vallejo Plaza, Vallejo, CA. Call 707-552-7177 for more info and schedule. Group classes $9.00 in advance or $10.00 drop-in. Rhythm Street Dance Studio 6635-D Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA, 925-906-9216, call for class schedules. Starlite Ballroom 1160 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Sunnyvale, CA. call 408-745-7827 for info. Group classes are held Monday through Thursday evenings @ 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, 9:15pm in one-hour sessions for 4 consecutive weeks. Please call for their schedules. Hustle group classes Saturday evenings, 8:15-8:45pm Beg., 8:45-9:15pm Int. Lesson with Raul Ante or Stephen Ward. Club Xenon Dancesport 2125 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City, CA., Wednesdays Hustle group classes, Beginning Hustle with Tony Holgum 8-9pm, Int./Adv. Hustle with Raul Ante, 9-10pm, call 650-755-9788 for more info. HUSTLE WORKSHOPS SUNDAY, February 10th, 2002 Arte Phillips will be teaching a workshop at Rhythm Street Dance Studio, 6635-D Dublin Blvd., Dublin, CA, 925-906-9216. Int. 1:30-3pm & Int./Adv. 3:30-5pm with dancing following until 7pm, with refreshments. Each workshop is $30 or $50 for both for non-HDC members and $25 for each or $40 for both for HDC members if pre-registered by Saturday, February 9th. Day of the workshop, $35 for each or $60 for both. For questions and reservations for private lessons, please call Raul Ante at 415-467-8830. Private lessons are $75 per hour. PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS IN BAY AREA Ava Apple 415-681-8140 Arthur Calandrelli 415-567-3421 Michelle Kinkaid 415-585-6282 Jim Morton 408-732-9354 Adele Poenisch 408-293-0679 Robin Rebello 650-856-9930 Ylva Wintzell 650-583-6507 Scott Patterson 650-738-9580 OUT OF TOWN? NEED A LESSON? Phil Adams (Bellflower, CA) 652-867-2928 Debra Hampton & Dave Sarul (Los Angeles, CA) 323-653-7088 Deano Giorgio (LA) Aerials only 323-656-2298 Cesar Ricaurte (Los Angeles, CA) 714-837-0440 Michael Kiehm (San Diego, CA) 619-287-9036 OUT OF STATE? CHECK OUT THIS BUNCH. Maria Torres (New Jersey) 201-969-0445 Angel Figueroa (New York) 646-742-9400 Kenny Gonzales (NY) Aerials only 718-518-0210 Donna Boyle (Philadelphia, PA) 215-233-5507 Brian & Silvana Gallagher (Philadelphia, PA) 215-485-2141 Barry Douglas (Detroit, MI) 810-457-3110 Atlas Griffith (Tempe, AZ) 602-413-1517 Randy Atlas (Miami, FL) 305-756-5027 Bill Washabough (Coconut Creek, FL) 561-734-2201 Joyce Szili (Washington D.C.) 301-598-2215 Diane K. Nardone (New Jersey) 201-666-6224 Elizabeth Darchi & Louis Orlando (NY, NJ) 718-256-6473 DANCE SUPPLIES (Dance Shoes, Dance Wear and Accessories) Ballroom Dance Supplies (BDS) 46 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA. Permanent costume exchange area. Leave/display your costumes for sale. Also dancers' lounge, mini-dance floor for those who just can't keep still. Distributor of: Supadance, International, Werner Kern, Diamant, John March, also stocking Freed & Gamba, plus BDS brand. Bill Rowe, 408-871-1895. Internet: http://bdsweb.ballroom.com Ballroom Connection 1111 W. El Camino Real, Suite #219, Sunnyvale, CA 408-773-8833 (shoes, music, dancewear, videos & dance accessories) Steve Rebello & Stephanie Au. Internet: http://www.ballroom-connection.com, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org McKinney Custom Design P.O. Box 262, Fairview Village, PA 19406, featuring "Smooth Silhouettes" for Latin, Swing, Hustle and Country, call 610-631-5369 or 215-233-5507 for brochures. Disco D.J. (Mobile D.J. parties & weddings, special events), Sir Dancealot, John Schlicht 408-249-3123 HUSTLE DANCE VIDEO TAPES Ballroom Connection 1111 W. El Camino Real, Suite #219, Sunnyvale, CA. Please call 408-773-8833 for selection or catalog. Ballroom Dance Supplies (BDS) 46 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA. Call 408-871-1895, or visit web site at: http://bdsweb.ballroom.com for selections or info. $40.00 each, $105.00 per set, #1 Beg. Hustle, #2 Int. Hustle, #3 Adv. Hustle with Michael & Mari Kiehm. Call 619-287-9036. $39.95 each plus $3.50 shipping & handling, Eight videos from Barry Douglas (1995 Hustle USA Classic Champion), Beginner 1 & 2, Intermediate 1 & 2 (wraps & turns), Advanced 1 & 2, plus a Styling & Technique video. Any four videos $150.00 plus $8.00 S&H, all eight videos $280.00 plus $12.00 S&H. To order call toll free 1-888-i-hustle. Internet: http://www.i-hustle.com. $30.00 each, Beginning, Intermediate and Advance (Hot moves) Hustle with Atlas Griffith, for more info or to order call 602-413-1517. $33.00 each, Beginning & Intermediate Street Hustle with Tom Mattox and Julie Weiskircher, for more info or to order contact, Sundance Dance Club, P.O. Box 1287, Norwalk, CA 90651, or call 562-92-DANCE. $34.00 each, Beg./Int. Hustle with Michelle Kinkaid. For more info, call 415-585-6282, also available West Coast Swing & Nite Club Two Step, buy 3 or more $30.00 each. $34.95 each, Int./Adv. Hustle with Robert Royston & Laureen Baldovi, call 1-888-272-7772 to order. $35.00 each, Hustle Teaching Dance Video tapes with Debra Hampton & David Sarul. To order or for more information call 213-653-7088. $35.00 each or $60.00 for both, plus $5.00 for postage, "Introduction to Hustle" Volumes 1 & 2 with Maria Torres and Arte Phillips. To order send check or money order to: Nan Bohrar, 107-40 Queens Blvd., #36, Forest Hills, NY 11375. $40.00 each or $100 for all 3 tapes (plus $5.95 S&H for 1 tape or $9.95 S&H for 2-3 tapes), NY Style Fundamentals, NY Style Volumes 1 & 2 with Billy Fajardo and Katie Marlow. To order send check or money order payable to: Dancesation Studios, 56 North Federal Highway, Dania, FL 33004. Also check out the IHSC website at www.hustleandsalsa.com. $40.00 per tape or $99.95 for all 5 tapes (plus $5.95 S&H for 1 tape, $8.00 S&H for 2-3 tapes, or $16.25 for 4-5 tapes), 2001 HUSTLE USA Dance Championships, videos cover three days of competitions, general dancing, and workshops. To order send check, credit card, or money order payable to: Paradigm Digital, 7700 East Iliff Ave., Suite D, Denver, CO 80231. Also check out the Hustle USA website at www.hustleusa.com. $40.00 per tape or $99.95 for all 5 tapes (plus $5.95 S&H for 1 tape, $8.00 S&H for 2-3 tapes, or $16.25 for 4-5 tapes), 2001 International Hustle & Salsa Competition, videos cover three days of competitions, general dancing, and workshops. To order send check, credit card, or money order payable to: Paradigm Digital, 7700 East Iliff Ave., Suite D, Denver, CO 80231. Also check out the IHSC website at www.hustleandsalsa.com. FUTURE HUSTLE EVENTS APRIL 4-7th, 2002 International Hustle & Salsa Competition 2002, Radisson Deauville Hotel, 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida. Room rates $114 per night, Reservations 800-333-3333 or 305-865-8511. For more information visit the IHSC website at www.hustleandsalsa.com. JUNE 7-9th, 2002 2002 Disco America Dance Championship, Korman Suites Hotel, 2001 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Room rates $119 (single) & $129 (double) per night, with kitchen, refrigerator, washer & dryer, microwave, and dishwasher. Reservations 215-569-7000. For more information call Donna Boyle at 215-233-5507, email her at Donnaboyledisco@aol.com, or visit the website at www.discoamerica.com. JULY 25-28th, 2002 World Hustle Dance Championships, Crowne Plaza Meadowlands Hotel, 2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, New Jersey. Room rates not yet available, Reservations 201-348-6900. For more information call Diane K. Nardone at 201-666-6224, email her at email@example.com or visit the website at www.dkndance.com. SEPTEMBER 27-29th, 2002 Hustle USA Dance Championships, The Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel, 2 Meadowlands Plaza, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Room rates not yet available, Reservations 201-896-0500. For more information call Nan Bohrar at 718-793-2151 or visit the website at www.hustleusa.com. NOVEMBER 1-3rd, 2002 Mountain Magic 2002, Horizon Resort & Casino, 50 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Room rates $72 per night, Reservations 800-648-3322. For more information call Michelle Kinkaid at 415-585-6282, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at http://pw1.netcom.com/~wcdancer/. Back Issues of the Hustle Newsletter can be accessed over the internet on the Hustle Dance Club Web server at: http://www.rahul.net/dhesi/hustle/. For internet services contact; Rahul Dhesi at 408-293-8078. Also, check out Ava Apple's web page at: http://bdsweb.ballroom.com/avaapple.htm, Raul Ante's web page at: http://bdsweb.ballroom.com/RaulAnte/. HUSTLE DANCE CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS #401 Vin Hua, Hayward, CA #402 Patricia Tam, Sunnyvale, CA #403 Asya Kamsky, San Francisco, CA #404 Ben Gamble, San Francisco, CA #405 Rosemary McNally, Alameda, CA #406 Dean Chen, San Jose, CA #407 Ettie Ben-Shoshan, Los Angeles, CA #408 Dmitry Lipidus, San Jose, CA #409 Achuith Bhandarkar, Mountain View, CA #410 Curt Powley, San Francisco, CA #411 Stella Salvatore, Santa Clara, CA #412 Lauren Johnston, Santa Maria, CA #413 Ron Coeman, Arroya Grande, CA #414 Bruce Wishard, Santa Rosa, CA #415 Alia Wishard, Santa Rosa, CA HUSTLE DANCE CLUB STAFF President: Raul Ante; Vice President: Stephen Ward; Sec/Tres: Joy Ro; Newsletter: Stephen Ward, Carolyn Jones; Minister Of Information: Michael Cohen; Internet: Rahul Dhesi, Michael Cohen; Event Coordinators: Jay Larrick, Robin Rebello; Event Volunteers: Dennis McAffee, Jay Larrick, Deb Narasaki, Peggy & Warren Cho; Sound Equipment: Robin Rebello; Photography: Jay Larrick For new memberships or renewals, send check or money order payable to: Hustle Dance Club, P.O. Box 945, Brisbane, CA 94005-0945, or call 415-467-8830 or e-mail Raul Ante at: email@example.com. Annual membership fees are $20.00 per person or $25.00 per couple.