HUSTLE DANCE CLUB NEWS February, 1996 Miami Heat or was that Vice?: (The following article was written by Marc McGovern) I recently returned from my vacation to Miami. There I met up with fellow Hustle Club member Laurie Nielsen. We proceeded to check out the Miami area hustle dancing. Prior to leaving for Miami, I met Drew Axelrod from Miami, who had heard about our Club from our newsletter. Drew suggested Club Boca, in Boca Raton (about an hours drive north of Miami), on Friday night and to Club Alcazaba, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Coral Cables (a suburb to the south of Miami) on Saturday night. The music and sound systems at both clubs was excellent. At Club Boca, the music was 70's, modern disco and house, at the Club Alcazaba it was great disco mixed with Salsa and Merengue. Laurie and I met with Miami Hustle Dancers, Bill Washabaugh, "Peppermint Pattie" and Dorin Del Nevo. I also saw good hustle dancing at the Salsa Club Mystique, at the Airport Hilton. (Remember this is a Salsa Club with some hustle). If you go to Miami, be sure to get some phone numbers, of these dancers from myself, Marc McGovern, (415-284-0131), or Raul Ante from The Hustle Dance Club (415-467-8830) so that you can enjoy some HOT hustle while your there. Submitted by: Marc McGovern (Those of you, who are traveling, and have the opportunity to enjoy the night life we would love to hear about your Hustle Dance experiences, please write us.) This next article was written by, "Disco" Dave Sarul from Hustle USA. "HUSTLE, The Dance Explosion" In the mid 1970's a dance phenomenon took the country by surprise! The dance went by many names: Spanish Hustle, Latin Hustle, New York Hustle and New York Street Hustle. In New York City the dancing enthusiasts ended up calling it simply The Hustle. One anecdote for told the dance was invented by a group of young Puerto Ricans who went around the big apple to all sorts of dance events. Attending Mambo night spots, Salsa Clubs, Ballrooms and Studio Dance parties which inspired the creation of a spectacular new dance. Like most legends, this one contains a measure of positive truth, for Hustle, while essentially Latin, does incorporate elements of many dance forms, yet its genesis was no doubt due more to improvisational discovery than premeditation, and appeared in much of the country as an overnight sensation Soon people from all ethnic back grounds, Whites, Blacks, Hispanics and Asians were enjoying a new partner dance style in the form of the Hustle. Its evolution was partly influenced by the changing fashions in music. "Disco", a varied blend of Black, Latin and European moods and rhythms, changed overtime from slow to medium to high energy fast tempos, culminating in the kind of energetic sound which gave rise to the phrase "Shut up and dance!" At first, Hustle was a relatively simple dance in which the man led his partner in closed position, moving from side to side and included the dance element of spot pivot turns. Then open body positions appeared when the man began to lead his partner back and forth, side to side, while keeping himself more or less slot like motion, As time went by, turns were introduced and developed by forming into elaborate "rope" turns in which the follower circled around the partner. Finally, however, came the time for the leader to do some travelling as well. In the next variation, both partners rotated around each other in a wide open circle and Street Hustle, as some call it, was born. The addition, at this point, of free spins for both male and female dancers, with tail spins gave the Hustle a dazzling look which still retains its mesmerizing look in todays Hustle Dance world. This brings us to the late 70's going into the 80's, when the rate of change accelerated sharply. It became hard to keep up with the new styles and some dancers began to drop out, leaving the field clear for the most ambitious dancers to set the standards. From Ballet and International Latin Dance they adopted arm and body styling as well as leg and footwork, to Hustle. Couples also began to travel across the floor in dramatic open, closed and shadow positions. Elements of the Theatre Arts, Ballet, Jazz and even Gymnastics were blended into the Hustle. At the same time, the drama and romance of Adagio became more evident. As numerous as the various influences were, however, they never overwhelmed the Hustle, which always maintained its own unmistakable floor dance look! It is ever so apparent in the 90's that the evolution of the Hustle Dance element has maintained the circular, slotted, travelling, diagonal, rotational, mirrors, image closed and open visual lead and follow floor dance look of the Hustle. Like all social dances, Hustle has borrowed much from the dances that preceded it. In fact, a great deal of its appeal comes from its success in blending the influences of many dance forms. The fluid movement of Hustle floor dancing that is created by good dancers is as exhilarating to watch as it is to execute. I would like to give special thanks to my wife and dance partner and CO-sponsor of Hustle USA, Debra Hampton and Maria Torres and Donna Boyle (CO-sponsors of Hustle USA) for giving me the inspiration and knowledge of Hustle Dancing, to write this article. Special thanks also go out to Steve Yost for being a Friend and dance consultant on this article and all the Hustle Dancers for keeping Hustle Dancing a creative and beautiful art form, alive and sizzling! Sincerely, Disco Dave Sarul, Debra Hamptom, Maria Torres, and Donna Boyle. DECEMBER-JANUARY REVIEW New years at the Press Box: ( L.A.'s Hottest Hustle party) Several local Hustle dancers, Lou Guiterrez, Marc McGovern, and Raul Ante, along with, some not so local Hustle dancers, Drew Axelrod from Miami and Nestor Garcia from New York, drove down to Los Angles for the New Years Eve Party, at the Press Box. Ouch! It was Hotter than a pepper. Again Mr. Hustle, D.J. Ceasar Ricaurte, was at his best, Hustle Music, all night long. With a great buffet by, Patricia Reeves and some very exciting dancers, it was Hustle dancing to the extreme. I'm ashamed to admit this, but I actually enjoyed the swing music being played, just so I could rest. Nice to see some former bay area people, Michelle Effros and Tracy Doane, plus John MacMullin from Phoenix, Az and his dance partner Nancy. L. A. Locals, Debra Hamptom, Dave Sarul, Linda Lees, Sylvie LeMay, and WC Swing Dancers, Christopher Joe and Melonie Roberts and of course "Miller" from North Jersey plus many more dancers whose names escape me for the moment. When, in the Los Angeles area, do as "THEY" do, check out THE PRESS BOX for Hustle dancing, guaranteed to have the best Hustle music around, plus LOTS of GOOD Dancers! The month of January turned out to be quite exciting. Not only did we usher in a New year, but we also added another HOT night to Hustle Dance, thanks to Joe Metz of The Starlite Ballroom. The Super Bowl was played and we also had a Super Hustle Workshop! Maria Torres and Angel Figueroa kicked the weekend off with a spectacular Hustle & Mambo Exhibition at The Metronome Ballroom's Hustle party, Friday night! Shame on you if you missed this! Hustle USA's Debra Hampton & Disco Dave Sarul were on hand to add some sizzle to the affair plus our own Hustle Club members were on tap for some intense Dancing. Special thanks to all the Hustle Club Members who entered the Jack-N-Jill contest. Great job by, Ruth Cnanny and Sam Howard, who placed second and Marc McGovern, who placed third, and a nice effort by Raymond Abaya, Eric Antcil, Michael Cohen and Tulsa Jarvis. Oh! By the way I, (Raul Ante) was lucky and was awarded First Place! Must have been an accident. Judging the contest where Angel & Maria, Ylva Wintzell, Debra Hampton and Arthur Calandrelli. Saturday night at the Starlite Ballroom, Maria and Angel preformed a beautiful Bolero and then turned up the heat with a sizzling Cha Cha. They ended their performance with, what else, an electrifying HUSTLE dance. The crowds at both parties were tremendous, exuberant and excited. The party doers were treated to some high level Hustle Dancing from Angel and Maria, Debra and Dave, Miller and Debra, and our own Hustle Dance Club Members. I would like acknowledge some fellow Hustle dancers who traveled from afar to join our festivities, Larry Oistad and Tony Pace from Huston, Texas, Miller Kraslov and his friend Debra from New Jersey, Lisa Simonson, Nancy Jo Richard and Larry Bielfeldt from Sacramento, CA. Jodee Adair, Beata Howe, Debra Hampton, Dave Sarul, Richard & Alma from Los Angles, CA. Plus all of you from the Bay Area who attended one or both dances and still managed to come to our Sunday Workshop. Thank You for the Support!! SPECIAL NOTE: Congratulations to Maria and Angel for their 1st place in the Open Rising Star and Cabaret Divisions and to Kenny Gonzales and Maria for their 1st place finish in the Theater Arts Division held at a recent Ballroom competition, in Philadelphia, this past year. For those of you who were unaware, Arte Phillips was not able to make the trip with Maria to the Bay Area, due to the Tony Awards. He did receive The Gypsy Of The Year Award for 1995, for his excellence in dancing, on Broadway. PERSONALS: A special thank you, goes to Bobby Concepcion, Marc Mc Govern, Stefanie Elkin, Dennis Mc Affee, Les Robinson, Carolyn Jones, Jay Larrick, Robin Rebello and Aldena Duval, for all your help! I could not have done this weekend with out you. THANK YOU. To Gary Tom from Angel, Maria and Myself (Raul Ante) Thank You Very Much for that wonderful gift. Last of all a Cryptic message from "La Diva" to "Kinki": "WAS THAT HUSTLE! YOU WERE TRYING TO DO, AT THE METRONOME???" Keep Dancing and Prancing! Regards, Raul Ante, President, Hustle Dance Club. P.S. Coming next issue, our new column "Step by Step" by Ava Apple. HUSTLE DANCING: TUESDAY: Grand Palace Restaurant 711 Town & Country Village Sunnyvale, CA 408-733-7466 D.J. John Schlicht (Sir Dancealot) LESSONS 8-9PM W/Raul Ante & Bobby Concepcion (Intermediate and Advanced) DANCING 9-12 $5.00 Cover Charge MUSIC MIX: (HUSTLE, Swing, Salsa, 2 Step) THURSDAY: Starlite Ballroom 1160 N. Fair Oaks Sunnyvale, CA 408-745-7827 "Rhythm Street Ballroom" LESSONS 7:15-8:30 (check for schedule of dances) DANCING 8:30-11:00PM, $7.00 Cover MUSIC MIX:(Latin, E & WC Swing, Hustle And 2 Step) 4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH (Feb. 23) Metronome Ballroom 1830 17th St @ DeHaro S.F., CA 415-252-8000 LESSONS 7:30-9PM (HUSTLE), $10.00 Lesson & Party DANCING 9-12, $8.00 Party only MUSIC MIX: (HUSTLE, Swing, Salsa) Starting in March, Hustle Dancing on the 2nd Friday of the month, March 8th, April 12th. FRIDAYS: Pavilion (Cubberley Community Ctr) 4000 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 415-856-9930 LESSONS 8:00-9PM (call for schedule of dances) DANCING: 9-12AM $5.00 Cover Charge HOST: Robin Rebello MUSIC MIX: (BALLROOM, Swing, Hustle, Latin) SATURDAYS: Starlite Ballroom ( Rhythm Street Ballroom ) 1160 N. Fair Oaks Sunnyvale, CA 94089 PH# 408-745-7827 LESSON 8-9:15PM Beg/Inter HUSTLE w/ Rene Gallagher DANCING 9:15-12AM General Admission $7.00 HUSTLE CLUB MEMBERS $6.00 (SHOW CARD) (Discount only applies to Saturday night dance) MUSIC MIX: (HUSTLE, Latin & Requests) 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH (March 10th , April 14th ) Imperial Dance Studio 822 Cassia St Redwood City, 415-585-6282 DANCING 6-10PM $7.00 Cover Charge HOST: Michelle Kinkaid MUSIC MIX: (WEST COAST SWING, 2 Step, Hustle) DANCING IN L.A.: SUNDAYS ( Every Sunday ) Press Box (inside Westminster Lanes) 6471 Westminster Blvd Westminster, CA 714-893-5005 LESSONS 5-6PM Int N.Y. Style Hustle $5.00 (Includes Dance) DANCING 6-11PM $3.00 Dance Only DJ Ceaser (A.K.A Mr. Hustle) MUSIC MIX : (HUSTLE, 2 Step, WC Swing) SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH, 1996 JACK & JILL HUSTLE CONTEST $200.00 cash prizes! S.B.S.D.C. ( South Bay Swing Dance Club ) Gardena VFW 1822 W. 162nd St Gardena, CA info call 310-831-9294 $6.00 cover charge includes lesson Free Dance Lesson 6:15-7pm General Dancing 7pm 10pm Guest Judges: Debra Hampton & "Disco" Dave Sarul MUSIC MIX: (WC SWING, Hustle) DANCING IN N.Y.: WEDNESDAY Stepping Out Studio 1780 Broadway @ 57th St N.Y., N.Y. PH 212-245-5200 LESSONS W/Maria Torres 9-9:30PM DANCING 9:30 to 12:15 $5.00 Cover (except for special events) D.J.: Bobby Morales and Nelson Roman MUSIC MIX: (HUSTLE, Latin) DANCING IN FLORIDA: 1ST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH (March 1st, April 5th) Club Alacazba @ The Hyatt Regency Hotel 50 Alhambra Plaza Coral Cables, Florida Info call Drew Axlerod 305-448-3448 DANCING: 9pm-2am Free Admission!! D.J.: Alex Gutierrez MUSIC MIX: (HUSTLE) SATURDAY March 30TH, 1996 HUSTLE & SWING DANCE Johnny Grant's Dance Studio (BYOB!!) 648 George Bush Blvd Delray Beach, Florida DJ: Randy Atlas, Lessons @ 7:30 by Randy Atlas MUSIC MIX: (HUSTLE, SWING) 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! GROUP CLASSES: Metronome Ballroom 1830 17th St @ DeHaro S.F. Call 415-252-9000 for info WEDNESDAYS at The Monte Cristo Club Beginning Hustle with David Weise 6:15-7:30PM THURSDAYS at the Monte Cristo Club Pre-intermediate Hustle with Arthur Calandrelli 9:00-10:15PM Premier Ballroom 4181 Cushing Parkway Fremont, CA call 510-770-1178 for info Starlite Ballroom 1160 N. Fair Oaks 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. We will list only Hustle Dance information when available. WORKSHOPS: SATURDAY, March 9, 1996 HUSTLE WORKSHOP & NC2 STEP WITH Michelle Kinkaid NC 2 STEP: 1-2:30PM @ $15.00 HUSTLE WORKSHOP: 3-4:30PM @ $15.00 (Beg/ Pre-Int) Monte Cristo Club 136 Missouri St S.F., CA For info call 415-585-6282 PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS: (Bay area and Abroad) AVA APPLE.......... 415-681-8140 ARTHUR CALANDRELLI. 415-567-3421 MARGE GABBERT...... 415-334-9914 MICHELLE KINKAID... 415-585-6282 ROBIN REBELLO...... 415-856-9930 LES ROBINSON....... 408-381-5083 YLVA WINTZELL...... 415-583-6507 OUT OF TOWN? NEED A LESSON? DONNA BOYLE........ 215-482 0343 (PHILADELPHIA) DEBRA HAMPTON...... 213-653-7088 (LOS ANGELES) DAVE SARUL......... 213-653-7088 (LOS ANGELES) CEASAR RICAURTE.... 714-837-0440 (LOS ANGELES) MARIA TORRES....... 718-802-1999 (NEW YORK) KENNY GONZALES..... 718-518-0210 (NEW YORK) (aerials only) BARRY DOUGLAS...... 810-457-3110 (MICHIGAN) MAGGIE TENNESSEN... 602-973-6134 (PHOENIX, AZ) ATLAS GRIFFITH..... 602-413-1517 (TEMPE, AZ) RANDY ATLAS.........305-756-5027 (MIAMI, FL) BILL WASHABAUGH.....407-393-0741 (BOCA RATON, FL) DANCE SUPPLIES: (Dance Shoes and Dance Wear) Ballroom Dance Supplies (BDS) 372 Bird Ave (Off Hwy 280) San Jose, CA 95126 408-293-1727 Bill Rowe A Keen Dance Shoe Supplier Metronome Ballroom 1830-17th St @ DeHaro S.F., CA 94103 415-547-8483 pager 510-355-4443 Ann Keen Jodee Adair Design Emporium Specializing in practice & social dancewear P.O. Box 10440 Santa Ana, CA 92711 1-800-70-JODEE 70'S DISCO D.J. (Mobile D.J. parties & weddings) John Schlicht 408-249-3123 (Sir Dancealot) FUTURE EVENTS: HUSTLE USA HUSTLE DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Oct. 12 & 13th, 1996 LOCATION: Inn On 57th Street 440 W. 57th St. New York, N.Y. NEWLY REMODELED BALLROOM!!!! (more info in future issues) CLASSIC 96 INVITATIONAL SWING DANCE CONTEST April 4,5,6, & 7TH Sheraton Grand Hotel @ Dallas/FT. Worth Airport Irving, TX Info call Cher Chilton @ 817-654-1736 Or Barry Jones @ 214-490-5537 HUSTLE WORKSHOP WITH Maria Torres HUSTLE COMPETITION (We have application forms for this event, those wishing to enter please contact Raul Ante @ 415-467-8830) GARDEN STATE DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS April 12th, 13th & 14th Parsippany Hilton Hotel Parsippany, New Jersey For the first time since 1984, Hustle has its own division at a ballroom competition. Hustle will not be part of the Cabaret Division any more. The Professional and Amateur divisions will be judged separately. For further information or to enter call Garden State Dancesport Championships (908) 232-1088 or (201) 783-5525. AMERICAN STAR BALL May 17th, 18th & 19th Sheraton Hotel Medowlands, New Jersey Again more Hustle Competitions, this time all dances are judged per your level of expertise. For more info call Stepping Out Studio (212) 245-5200 NON-HUSTLE NOTE: Feb. 10, 1996: CONGRATULATIONS and a STANDING OVATION to Jeff Chandler and THE TOP HAT DANCERS, Ylva Wintzell, Diane Jarmolow, David Weise, Alise Halbert, Arthur Calandrelli, Ava Kaye, Dale Neale, Sharon Ashe, Jim Edwards and Michael Goldfried, for another Great evening of fun and entertainment. For those of you looking for a change of pace This IS The Place! "TOP HAT CLUB" NEXT PERFORMANCE, March 23rd & April 20th $20.00 Advance, $25.00 @ Door S.F. Press Club 555 Post St S.F., CA Info call 415-436-0433 RESERVATIONS: TOP HAT CLUB 1388 Haight suite 209 S.F.,CA 94117 (Include your name and phone number) HUSTLE USA "T" SHIRTS ( black w/ white lettering ) @ $15.00 plus shipping. ( Large & X-large sizes only ) 1995 HUSTLE USA DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP VIDEOS: TWO DAY EVENT @ $60.00 + shipping & handling WORKSHOPS @ $100.00 + shipping & handling ( includes four workshop beg/int/adv and master hustle workshops ) Write or call HUSTLE USA @ 1-800-92-HUSTLE 724-1/2 N. Croft Ave Los Angeles, CA 90069 Back issues of Hustle news can be accessed on the Hustle Dance WEB server. INTER-NET ACCESS: http://www.rahul.net/dhesi/hustle/ For Inter-net services contact Rahul Dhesi 408-293-8078 HUSTLE DANCE CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS: #141, Adler Manjares, New York, N.Y. #142, Pat Voll, Menlo Park, CA #143, Fred Munic, San Jose, CA #144, Grace Cooper, S.F., CA #145, Maggie Tennessen, Phoenix, AZ #146, Marja Moyer, Fremont, CA #147, Robert Donnelly, San Jose, CA #148, Bill Coggshall, Mt View, CA #149, Janine Kittleson, Aptos, CA #150, Iris Mayo, Santa Cruz, CA #151, Rosemary Mc Nally, Alameda, CA #152, Shawne Neeper, Sunnyvale, CA #153, Sandra Berry, Palo Alto, CA #154, Celeste Lott, Oakland, CA #155, Linda Christensen, Capitola, CA #156, Mary Grech, Campbell, CA #157, Christy Cote, San Francisco, CA #158, Barbara Hutchins, San Francisco, CA #159, Lisa Grefaldia, San Francisco, CA #160, Ken Greer, Los Altos, CA #161, Bill Gemini, Sonoma, CA #162, Andre Poliseno, Boise, ID #163, Tony Pace, Dallas, TX #164-165, Bob & Beverley Budzynski, Grand Blanc, MI PRESIDENT: Raul Ante V-PRESIDENT: Ginny Robinson SEC/TRES: Aldena Duval NEWS LETTER: Raul Ante, Carolyn Jones, Les Robinson MINISTER OF INFORMATION: Michael Cohen INTER-NET: Rahul Dhesi, Michael Cohen GUEST SERVICES: Bobby Concepcion EVENT COORDINATORS: Jay Larrick, Robin Rebello EVENT VOLUNTEERS: Stefanie Elkin, Dennis McAffee, Jay Larrick, Marc McGovern SOUND EQUIPMENT: Robin Rebello PHOTOGRAPHY: Jay Larrick MAILING & PHONE..HUSTLE DANCE CLUB, P.O. 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