April 1, 1996


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(This bit of information written by our own "Minister of
Information" Michael Cohen)


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.


Raul Ante


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)
          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)

          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
          (Discount only applies to Saturday night dance)
          MUSIC MIX: (HUSTLE, Latin & Requests)
          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)

          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

          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!

          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

          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.

          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.

          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)

          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

          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

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 )

          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

          HUSTLE USA
          Oct. 12 & 13th, 1996
          LOCATION: Inn On 57th Street
                    440 W. 57th St.
                    New York, N.Y.
          (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 
          ( or 

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
          "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
                        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

TWO DAY EVENT @ $60.00 + shipping & handling
Call Nan Bohrar, HUSTLE USA @ 1-212-532-9800 or
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
For Internet services contact Rahul Dhesi 408-293-8078

#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

Aldena Duval NEWS LETTER: Raul Ante, Carolyn Jones, Les
Rahul Dhesi, Michael Cohen GUEST SERVICES: Bobby Concepcion
EVENT COORDINATORS: Jay Larrick, Robin Rebello EVENT
VOLUNTEERS: Stefanie Elkin, Dennis McAffee, Jay Larrick,
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.