HUSTLE DANCE CLUB NEWS April 1, 1996 HUSTLE DANCE CLUB on the WORLD WIDE WEB. Our new WWW server: http://www.rahul.net/dhesi/hustle) has been a great success! Since we started measuring visits on January 27th, 1996, there have been 2,828 visits to our server from 2,581 unique internet hosts. Of these, 495 are commercial, 173 net, 537 colleges and universities, 4 military, 13 organizations, 13 elementary and high schools, 17 US government and 450 foreign visitors from 44 different countries. We have also signed up ten new Hustle Dance Club members who found out about us through the web and usenet news. Many thanks to Hustle Club member & Dancer Rahul Dhesi, whose public access UNIX system A2I Communications (http:/www.rahul.net) is contributing space for the server. (This bit of information written by our own "Minister of Information" Michael Cohen) STEP BY STEP By Ava Apple The "Hustle", fast, syncopated, exciting and for some of us a part of our lives for over 15 years. I recently asked several teachers and social dancers " How long have you been dancing Hustle and how did you first learn?" Marge Gabbert of Fascinating Rhythm Dance School, San Francisco, first found out about Hustle in 1977 when she took a Jitterbug workshop from Michael Blue. Michael, a native New Yorker was Marge's first Hustle teacher. Around the same time Ron Bermudez went to New York to take lessons from Eddie Vega and his dance partner Lourdes plus Floyd & Nellie, two of New Yorks best Hustle couples. Several time Ron brought dancers out to San Francisco for workshops that Marge, Myself and many others attended. In 1979, Arthur Calandrelli was teaching ballroom at Fred Astaire in Norfolk, Virgina but learned the Hustle by watching the dancers out at the Disco's. In 1980 he moved to the bay Area and started teaching at Arthur Murray, on sutter street. Busby's (remember aluminum dance floors?) was where Arthur and his friends would practice their Hustle Dancing. Michael Cohen has been dancing since the night The Camp David Peace Accord was signed. He was living in Madison Wisconsin at the time and his friend, Ron, a local Hustle Instructor, wrote down the steps for him (Tap, replace, step & step, step, step). Mike then programed his PDP-8L computer to act as metronome and started practicing, first at 40 BPM (beats per minute) then up to 140 BPM. Soon after, he was teaching for the Park & Rec. Dept. with his partner Denise Rall. Some of his students were teenagers from the local "4H" club. He moved to Santa Cruz, CA. in 1980. There wasn't much Hustle there so he would go dancing in San Jose, at "The Lariat" and "Cowgirls" Discos. As for myself, my first taste of Hustle was when I happened to walk by Bob Beans Dance Studio and saw a friend teaching a Hustle class. I stopped in and signed up. Some of my first teachers were Bob Dean, Bob Massey and Ron Bermudez. I started going to disco's in my mid-teens. "Lehr's Cabaret", "Studio West", "B Street"., "Tingles" and "The I Beam" were some of our favorites clubs in the Bay Area. Until next time remember to, keep learning & keep Dancing. Ava Apple Staring April 12, at the Metronome Ballroom's Friday night Hustle Party and every second Friday of the month there after, it is now officially The Hustle Dance Club's "CLUB NIGHT OUT". All HDC members will receive $1.00 off admission price when you show your membership card! So Come Out And Join The Fun @ The Metronome Ballroom! Congratulations to Hustle Dance Club members Diana Abele and Marc Mc Govern for their second place finish at The Metronome Ballroom's Jack-N-Jill contest held March 15th. First Place to Eric Concepcion and his dance partner who's name we forgot, sorry about that, third place to Christine and Raul. Thanks to Paul Overton and the Metronome Ballroom for providing the time, the place and the awards for the contest. Looking forward to the next one. March 30, Marc McGovern and I recently went on a trip to Los Angeles and were treated to a Team Competition, held at Moose Mc Gillicuty's in Long Beach, each team had four couples, each couple had to dance one dance. One couple danced West Coast Swing, another Western Two Step, one Latin Dance (Salsa, Tango or Cha Cha) and of course one HUSTLE. All the dance couples were extremely polished and dance with much enthusiasm. Most important, they all had FUN Dancing. The hustle dance couples included Debra Hampton and Dave Sarul, from Hustle U.S.A., Lynn Fogen and her husband Paul Russo, Beata Howe and Archie Dawson and finnally Eliane and her dance partner Miller Kraslov. All the Hustle routines were very well done and exciting to watch. An interesting observation was they all used New York Style patterns in their routines, not quite what I expected to see, considering Los Angeles has so many different styles of Hustle. Pamela Jawish and Ken McAllister, from the Bay Area, helped judge the contest. Here are the results from The Hustle competition, held in Dallas, Texas, at the Classic 96 Invitational Swing Dance Contest, April 4-7th. First place, to HUSTLE USA and Hustle Dance Club member's Maria Torres and Angel Figueroa from New York, second place to Rosalie Campos and Jesse Infante from Los Angeles, and third place to Joyce Stoughton and Barry Douglas from Michigan. Other competitors included HUSTLE USA and Hustle Dance Club Members's Debra Hampton and Dave Sarul, who received a standing ovation and danced very well according to some observers but did not place, also HDC member Tony Pace from Huston, Texas and Brad Samis and Laura Jones from Dallas Texas. Congratulations to Maria and Angel for Business as usual, they also took first place in the Caberet Division with second place going to U.S. Swing Champions Laureen Baldovi and Robert Royston and third place to Joyce Stoughton and Barry Douglas. Regards, Raul Ante President 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 (Beg/Int/Adv Dancers) DANCING 9-12 $5.00 Cover Charge MUSIC MIX: (HUSTLE, Swing, Salsa, 2 Step) April 23, 1996 Preliminary round for the Grand Palace Jack-N-Jill Hustle contest! Come and strut your stuff Tuesday Night at The Grand Palace should be lots of fun. Anybody and everybody can enter. Finals to be held Tuesday, April 30th, judging the contest will be Ylva Wintzell, Bobby Concepcion and Raul Ante with your host and D.J. John Schlicht. Awards for first, second and third place. 2ND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH (April 12, May 10, June 14) Metronome Ballroom 1830 17th St @ DeHaro S.F., CA 415-252-9000 LESSONS 7:30-9PM (HUSTLE), $10.00 Lesson & Party DANCING 9-12, $8.00 Party only HDC MEMBERS $1.00 off Admission MUST SHOW CARD!!! MUSIC MIX: (HUSTLE, Swing, Salsa) 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 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) SATURDAYS: The Funhouse ( Starting April 6th) off highway 101 on the corner of 5th & Davis St Santa Rosa, CA Info hotline: 707-545-5483 or 1-800-964-5392 Lessons: 7-8pm, every 4th Saturday will be Hustle Other lessons will be (2) West Coast Swing (1) NC2 Step. April 27th Hustle with, Raul Ante Dancing 8-11pm Entertainment: World Class All Star Band "QUEST" MUSIC MIX: (WCS, Hustle, NC2 Step, Freestyle) 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH (April 14, May 12, June 9) 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) DANCING IN SAN DIEGO: 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) Friday Night Group Classes Rising Stars Dance Club Starlight Dance Studio 6506 El Cajon Blvd Suite "H" San Diego, CA Lessons 6-7pm Beginning Hustle 7-8pm Int/Adv Hustle $10.00 per class DANCING IN N.Y.: WEDNESDAYS 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) 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 Paul Overton 6:15-7:30PM THURSDAYS at the Monte Cristo Club Pre-intermediate Hustle with Paul Overton 9:00-10:15PM Moonlight Ballroom (Powerhouse Gym) 950 King Dr. Daly City, CA Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Group Classes Saturday Workshops For info regarding group classes and workshops Cruz Sumera @ 415-469-0610 pager 415-923-8787 or Lisa Grefaldia @ 415-695-1368 Hustle classes are all levels (beg/int/adv) Premier Ballroom 4181 Cushing Parkway Fremont, CA call 510-770-1178 for info regarding group classes Group classes in HUSTLE are beginning level 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 April 20th Metronome Ballroom 1830 17th St @ De Haro S.F., CA with Arthur Calandrelli Workshop 2-4pm Info call 415-252-9000 Saturday, May 18th ( N.Y. Hustle Workshop ) Pavilion Gym B 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 1-2:30pm Int. Hustle Workshop 3-4:30pm Int/Adv Hustle Workshop With Debra Hampton & Dave Sarul $25.00 per workshop, $40.00 for Both HDC members $20.00 per workshop, $30.00 for Both Workshop will cover styling, dance elements and Int & Adv patterns. Sunday, May 19th MASTERS HUSTLE WORKSHOP!! This Workshop is for the Advanced or Seasoned Hustle Dancer, all Professional Dancers and Instructors ONLY!!! This is NOT for Beginners or Intermediate dancers. Workshop will cover Visual and Open Dance Floor Work and Mans Tail Spins Plus Adv Styling. Pavilion Gym B 4000 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 11am-12:30pm Masters Hustle Workshop With: Debra Hampton & Dave Sarul $30.00 for Workshop, HDC members $25.00 NO COMPS!! For info call 415-467-8830 (Raul Ante) 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) MICHAEL KIEHM.......619-287-9036 (SAN DIEGO) MARI KIEHM..........619-287-9036 (SAN DIEGO) 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 Tel/Fax 408-293-1727 Bill Rowe Internet: http://bdsweb.ballroom.com 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) PLUS Hustle Dance Music tapes. (1) tape for $20.00, (2) tapes for $30.00 (3) tapes $40.00 John Schlicht 408-249-3123 (Sir Dancealot) ( Tapes are available at the Tuesday Night dance @ Grand Palace ) HUSTLE DANCE VIDEO TAPES: $45.00 EACH, $120 FOR THE SET Tape#1: Beginning/Basic Hustle Tape#2: Intermdiate Hustle Tape#3: Advanced Hustle Instructors: Michael & Mari Kiehm For info and to order call 619-287-9036 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) This is "The MECCA" for Hustle Dancers. A Hustle Dance event, sponsored by Hustle Dancers, for Hustle Dancers! So start planning now, to make your pilgrimage to New York City, for some of the BEST Hustle Dancing you "ll ever see in one Place at one time! American Star Ball May 17th, 18th & 19th, 1996 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 Fresno 96 Country Dance Classic May 24,25,26 & 27, 1996 Holiday Inn Centre Plaza 2233 Ventura St Fresno, CA 93721 Call Alexis for reservations 209-268-1000 M-F Four days of workshops, three nights of open dancing, two full days of dance competitions. Two venues featuring both a country ballroom and a swing/hustle area to dance. Workshop in Hustle and a Open Hustle dance competition. We do have brochures and applications for those who wish to attend or compete, call 415-467-8830 UCWDC C&W Dance Championships May 17th, 18th & 19th, 1996 Adams Mark Hotel (713-978-7400) 2900 Briarpark @ Westheimer Huston, Texas Hustle/Swing Dance contest on Saturday Night There will be two Hustle & Swing contests held on Saturday night. The Open category will allow lifts, drops, aerials and entrances but music will be determined by draw. Costumes are allowed for both Hustle and Swing. Emphasis in both dances will be lead/follow. Second Category will be novice. Music by draw, must start in closed position and costumes are allowed, no lifts, drops or aerials. Entry fee $10.00 per person plus a weekend pass or a one day Saturday pass. In this event there will be a special room for Hustle and Swing Dancing ONLY, $5.00 per day. For info concerning this event call 713-589-9535 or for latest info (http://members.aol.com/stepnstyl/dance.html) or e:mail Spinfrenzey@aol.com NON-HUSTLE NOTE: 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 a great evening of fun and entertainment and for those of you looking for a change of pace This IS The Place! "TOP HAT CLUB" FOR INFO CALL 415-436-0433 $20.00 Advance, $25.00 @ Door S.F. Press Club 555 Post St S.F., CA 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 ) Write or call: Hustle USA @ 1-800-92-HUSTLE 724-1/2 N. Croft Ave Los Angeles, CA 90069 1995 HUSTLE USA DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP VIDEOS: TWO DAY EVENT @ $60.00 + shipping & handling Call Nan Bohrar, HUSTLE USA @ 1-212-532-9800 or 212-753-2354 or write to: Nan Bohrar 360 E. 57th St New York, N.Y. 10022 Coming Soon Hustle Dance Club "T" shirts!!!! FOR MORE INFO CALL: Earl Ante @ 415-782-3440 Back issues of Hustle news can be accessed on the Hustle Dance WEB server: INTERNET ACCESS: http://www.rahul.net/dhesi/hustle/ For Internet services contact Rahul Dhesi 408-293-8078 HUSTLE DANCE CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS: #166 Ping Chiang, Los Gatos, CA #167 Terry Chiang, Los Gatos, CA #168 Nan Bohrar, New York, N.Y (Hustle USA Newsletter) #169 Maria Torres, Brooklyn, N.Y (Hustle USA) #170 Angel Figueroa, New York, N.Y (Stepping Out Studio) #171 Kenny Gonzales, Bronx, N.Y. #172 Debra Hampton Los Angles, CA (Hustle USA) #173 Dave Sarul, Los Angles, CA (Hustle USA) #174 Thomas Robertson, Concord, Mass #175 Vicki Williams, Chico, CA (Chico Dance Club) #176 Triona Gogarty, Menlo Park, CA #177 Drew Axelrod, Coral Gables, FL #178 John Fisher, South Pasadena, CA #179 Sheila Fisher, South Pasadena, CA #180 Mari Kiehm, San Diego, CA (Starlight Dance Studio) #181 Michael Kiehm, San Diego, CA (Starlight Dance Studio) #182 James Bruce, Santa Clara, CA #183 Mike Lord, Milbrae, CA #184 Bob Demyanovich, S.F., CA 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 For new memberships send check or money order to: HUSTLE DANCE CLUB, P.O. Box 945, Brisbane, CA 94005-0945, or call, 415-467-8830, MEMBERSHIP FEES: $15.00 PER YEAR, $20.00 PER COUPLE.