HUSTLE DANCE CLUB NEWS LETTER May, 1996 OOPS!.... In last month's "Step by Step" column the opening paragraph's question should have read "How long have you been dancing Hustle & how did you first learn? In the last paragraph the first sentence should read - Some of my first teachers were Bob Dean, Bob Massie & Ron Bermudez. The Low Cost of Private Lessons Vs. Those Expensive Group Classes What? No, that's not a misprint! How long have you thought about, toyed with, procrastinated over, rationalized away your desire to be the best dancer you can be...to be booked for dances in advanced...or to hear some applause from the gallery as you leave a sizzling dance floor? hey, it's possible. It's not an ego trip. It's fun to dance well. It's true, you can't package, collect, or bequeath private dance lessons. But you can share their value every time you dance with someone. Unlike software training, dance lessons never become obsolete. Unlike a vacation, they never have to end. Private dance lessons always have the features you need, because they're made just for you. Investing in privates dance lessons is better than investing in all those other "necessities," because PDLs never have to be cleaned, repaired, or returned. They are a totally stress-free investment. They never go down in value until you die, and then you won't care. Now, you say you've never had to pay for a private lesson, because you've danced for ten years, taken only group lessons, and your partners tell you you're "the best" (Dance people are very nice.) Or you've just started dancing, and remembering the patterns in all those group classes is hard enough. Well, group classes have their purpose- partners, patterns, and price- so I won't say they're pointless. But groups are not the most efficient use of your time, and that's expensive too. You may actually be delaying your success by perfecting bad habits that take just as long to unlearn as the correct way takes to learn. Without the watchful expertise you get in a private lesson, it's too easy to create pattern aberrations, or become an advanced cross-dancer (leading the leader or following the follower). If, on the other hand, you take what you've learned in a group class, along with problems or questions you have, to your private instructor, he or she can: correct pattern peculiarities, flush out idiosyncratic meaningless gestures, add momentum, consistent tone, and resistance, adjust your weight placement, fine tune your lead or follow, align your head and frame, check your timing, and make sure you're belts are tight. (Huh?) So don't delay, spruce up your image, and invest today in something important. We all will say we never thought you could look that way. Private Dance Lessons By Adele Poenisch May 10th and June 14th, 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! For those of you, who would like to keep track! Maria Torres and Kenny Gonzales took first place in the Open Hustle and second place in the Theatre Arts divisions at the Garden State Dance Sport Championship held in New Jersey. Things seem to be going very well for our "Hustle Diva". In addition to this past ballroom competition Maria and Angel Figueroa took two First Place Awards, in Hustle, at the Swing Dance Championships in Dallas. For you critics, of New York Hustle, you better take notice, this dance is on Fire! And when Maria and Angel, or Maria and Kenny, or Maria and heaven forbid, Arte Phillips are on the dance floor, watch out, sparks are going to fly! Maria, Angel and Arte will make their return to the bay area in June so stay tuned for more information! Friday Night, May 17th Hustle Dance Exhibition with Hustle USA's Debra Hampton & Disco Dave Sarul @ The Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA. You won't want to miss this one. Plus Two days of Workshops (see details below). Speaking of Debra and Dave, here is a bit of information that may interest you. During the California Swing Dance Championships, held at the Buena Park Hotel, in Buena Park, CA. Debra Hampton and Disco Dave Sarul took FIRST PLACE, in the "Just Dance Hustle Champions Division", second place to Melonie Roberts and her partner Murray, third place to Miller Kraslov and his dance partner Eliane. In the Pro/Am Advance Hustle Division Debra Hampton and Archie Dawson received First Place, in the Pro/Am Novice Hustle Division Disco Dave Sarul and Robin Schlessinger received a third place. Other winners included Beata Howe and Michael Kiehm in the "Just Dance Jack and Jill Championship Hustle Division, and Jessie Infante and his partner Rosalie received a first place in the "Just Dance Advanced Hustle Division. Congratulations to all the winners and participants. I would like to thank Janelle Aman and the Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club, for inviting several Hustle Dance Club members, and allowing them to preform at their Saturday night dance. Ava Apple, Bobby Concepcion, Ylva Wintzell and myself (Raul Ante) received a warm welcome and a hearty applause. For those of you who witnessed our first Jack-N-Jill contest at The Grand Palace, it was very impressive to watch the quality of the dancing. The twelve finalist provided some exciting dancing and it was very entertaining. The results are as follows, first place to Laurie Nielsen and James Religa, second place to Jenifer Zhang and Earl Ante, third place to Hue Vu and Jay Larrick. Congratulations to ALL the Dancers who participated, and a special thank you to Ylva Wintzell, Bobby Concepcion, Lilly Santos, Stefaine Elkin, Dennis McAffee, Monica and the Grand Palace staff and of course D.J. and M.C. "Sir Dancealot" John Schlicth for a job well done. I think it's time to sign off, I feel a case of "Brain Drain" and I need to re-charge what little brain cells I have left. Until next time Keep Dancing and Prancing. 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) 2ND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH (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) May 17th, Hustle Exhibition with Hustle USA's Debra Hampton & Disco Dave Sarul 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) The Funhouse off highway 101 on the corner of 5th & Davis St Santa Rosa, CA Info hotline: 707-545-5483 or 1-800-964-5392 Dancing 8-11pm Entertainment: World Class All Star Band "QUEST" MUSIC MIX: (WCS, Hustle, NC2 Step, Freestyle) 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH (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) w/ Ceasar and Patricia 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 94539 Sunday, June 23rd, 7-8pm w/ Roberta Sun call 510-770-1178 for info regarding group classes Group classes in HUSTLE are beg/int 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. Club Xenon Ballroom 2055 Gellert Blvd Suite #2 Daly City, CA 94015 Beg/Int/Adv Hustle and Latin Dances Jam Session parties Fridays and Sundays Workshops and Floor rent available for teachers Call Mario @ 415-754-1744 for info WORKSHOPS: 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) Privates with Debra will be scheduled Monday through Thursday May 20th to May 23rd, First Come First served, call 415-467-8830 Saturday May 18th 2-4pm Int. Level Hustle with Arthur Callendrelli Metronome Ballroom 1830 17th St @ De Haro S.F., CA info call 252-9000 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 ADELE POENISCH......408-293-0679 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) ANGEL FIGUEROA......212-245-5200 (NEW YORK) 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: Intermediate 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. Room reservations call 212-581-8100 NEWLY REMODELED BALLROOM!!!! Single/double .. $135.00/day Triple/quad .. $150/$165/day When making reservations MUST MENTION HUSTLE USA!! Call by August 1st, 1996 Other hotel reservations can be made at The Wellington Hotel 7th Ave @ 55th St (212) 247-3900 Single/double .. $135.00/day Triple/quad .. $175.00/day Also The Ameritania, Broadway & 54th St. 212-247-5000 Hustle dance categories include Professional and Amateur divisions in, Theatre Arts and Classic Hustle, and a Jack-N-Jill Hustle Contest, Just Dance Hustle Contest and Book Ends Hustle Contest. Also included are the Open Cabaret and Night Club Salsa/Mambo Divisions. In addition to the three Hustle Workshops there will be a Salsa/Mambo workshop by Eddie Torres. The Mambo King of Latin Dance has carved out a reputation as one of the most authentic, creative, innovative Latin Dance performer, choreographer, and instructor in America. Eddie Torres accomplishments include his many collaborations with Tito Puentes Orchestra, choreographing music videos for artist like: Ruben Blades, Orquesta Delaluz, Tito Nieves, Jose Alberto El Canario, David Byrne; founding a Dance Co. dancing for President Bush, performing at Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, and Madison Square Garden. The Hustle Workshops will include a Master Hustle Workshop by Maria Torres and Arte Phillips, which will cover music history & dance fundamentals for all levels. Hustle Workshop Plus by Donna Boyle an intro to dips, drops & spins. And a Hustle workshop with Debra Hampton which will cover open floor work & traveling. Workshops are $10.00 each for attendees and $15.00 each for general public. Masters workshop @ $20.00 each for attendees and $25.00 each for general public. Pay for workshops at the door. In Addition, hours and hours of General dancing with New York's tops D.J.'s Bobby Morales, New York's Best hustle D.J. and Nelson Roman, from the Hottest N.Y. City Clubs. Plus a Friday night weclome party at Dance New York Studio for all attendees, pace youshelf for this one, last years welcome party was beyond description, the dancing was so HOT, our feet were sizzling for three days! This event is "The MECCA" for Hustle Dancers. A Hustle Dance event, sponsored by Hustle Dancers, for Hustle Dancers and judged by Hustle dancers! So start planning now, to make your pilgrimage to New York City, for some of the BEST Hustle Dancing you will ever see in one place at one time! 2 Day Tickets @ $60.00 (advance purchase) Single day Tickets @ door $45.00 Saturday afternoon only $20.00 Saturday evening only $25.00 For Tickets & info Call 1-800-92-HUSTLE (1-800-924-8785) Make checks payable to : Hustle USA 724-1/2 N. Croft Ave Los Angeles, CA 90069 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. Hustle Workshops 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 Swing/Hustle 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! Each Month has a different show! "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 and imported Hustle Dance Music Tapes!!! FOR MORE INFO CALL: Earl Ante @ 510-782-3440 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: #185, JoJo De La Fuente, Santa Clara, CA #186, Minda Grefaldia, Pacifica, CA #187, Paul Grefaldia, Pacifica, CA #188, Veronica Meneely, Santa Clara, CA #189, Glen Havens, San Jose, CA Congratulations to Linda Curry and Ed Herman who decided to Hustle Dance together forever. Thank you for that wonderful reception that featured dance exhibitions from attendees, HDC members, Gary Anderson, (West Coast Swing), Jay Larrick and Stephanie Elkin, (Night Club 2 step), Ava Apple, Bobby Concepcion and Raul Ante (Hustle), and of course Ed and his lovely wife Linda (Waltz and Cha Cha) 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.