March 1997

STEP by STEP...... By Ava Apple
"Hot fun in the summertime..." but wait, it's the middle of
winter!? Not in Miami, where days are in the mid 70's and
you can go out at night without a jacket. There's lots of
Hustle in Miami, however while we in the Bay Area do our
dancing at studios they go dancing at the niteclubs. This
was fun for a change, but it was very crowded and I was
stepped on several times by the "Freestyler's". It also
makes you appreciate the beautiful floors at both
"Starlite" & "Metronome", at nightclubs it's either ceramic
tile, concrete or very dirty (& sticky) wood. On the plus
side, the Miami dancers have become very good at dancing in
small spaces.

We went to several nightclubs, "Club Boca" in Boca Raton,
which had a nice sized, but funky floor (sticky in one
spot, like ice in another), "Alcazaba" in Coral Gables,
that played a nice mix of Disco & Salsa, and "Bash" in
South Beach, where we "Tore the roof off the **!@+$&*" till
4am. Apparently they don't usually see Hustle at this club
and several times we drew a crowd, one guy who was watching
us cut in and turned out to be a pretty good dancer. There
were quite a few Hustle dancers there, Drew Axelrod, John
Mauritzier (visiting from N.Y.), Miami Manny, Jorge Gomez,
my cousin Victoria, Myra, and Luis Rosa, my "Just Dance"
partner from "Hustle USA" '96 (also visiting from N.Y.).

There's also lots of Salsa, or to be precise "Casino" &
"Casino De Rueda", the latter being sort of a salsa "square
dance". On our first night we went to a Rueda class held in
a large banquet hall (tile floor). It was very well
organized, there were three hours of classes, beginning,
intermediate, advanced, and each level was broken up into
four or five different classes, all at the same time, in
the same room. Unfortunately all the teachers had to shout
over each other and were getting hoarse after the first
hour. What I noticed about the "Casino" style (of partner
dancing) was that it was fast, flashy, and seemed to
contain elements of Lindy swing and old style "Rope"
hustle. I still prefer the more classic Mambo style, where
there's more relating to your partner and more freedom to
"play" with the music and steps, however there was some
very good couples dancing in between the classes and they
were exciting to watch.

It's interesting how the Hustle Dancers in Miami stay
separate from the Salsa (or "Casino") dancers and vice
versa. From some of the comments I heard it was as if there
was a competition going on to see which crowd could "take
over" a nightclub (and it's dance floor).

Well, I only sang "La Cucaracha" once this trip... the darn
thing was almost two inches long! Supposedly it wasn't
really a cockroach - Yeah right! What ever it was I didn't
want it crawling around my feet! If you are planning a trip
to Florida, consider March 13-16th,'97, for the "Swing into
Spring" dance convention in Miami Beach, There will be a
dance room playing Hustle and Latin, and also some Hustle
workshops. Call Randy Atlas @ 305-756-5037 for more info.
Also Debra Hampton and "Disco" Dave Sarul are going to be
teaching a workshop in Boca Raton, FL., In April, call Bill
Washabaugh @ 407-393-0741 for info.

"Muchisimas Gracias" to Drew Axelrod for his generous
hospitality; Bill Washabaugh for organizing a workshop for
me on short notice; Paulo for the dance (at "Alacazaba");
and "Bo" the Schipperke from Poughkeepsie, devil dog, hound
from hell, pot bellied pig (?), bat dog, for making us feel
right at home, That is after she nipped me on the leg,
lunged at Luis, and bared her vampire fangs at Victoria.

"I gotta keep dancin'.... "

Sounds like Ava had a pretty interesting time in Miami, I'm
just "itching" to go!  Oops! that wasn't an itch, It's a

Here is a novel way of expressing one's gratitude, Joyce
Szili from the Washington D.C. Area, gives her students a
membership in the Hustle Dance Club after so many lessons.
For those of you who can't seem to find the right gift for
a dance friend, send them a membership to the Hustle Dance

Here's a rebuttle, from a rebuttle, I have not received
yet? In the last news letter under "Whinny news" I made a
comment about learning some new Hustle. Well, that is true,
there are some people who need to learn, some new "stuff"!
That does not necessarily mean "New York" Style Hustle. ANY
new Hustle from ANY real professional source would be
acceptable. In the last year there have been numerous
hustle workshops with people like Michael Kiehm, Atlas
Griffith, Barry Douglas, Debra Hampton, Maria Torres, Buddy
Schwimmer and Beata Howe, they all have Great "Stuff" to
teach and they all teach different styles of Hustle. I've
had the pleasure of taking workshops from Phil Adams, Barry
Douglas, Michael Kiehm, Maria Torres, Debra Hampton and
Martin Parker. I've seen workshops by Robert Royston, Atlas
Griffith and Michelle Kinkaid. There's a lot to learn out
there from some very talented and knowledgeable people.
Hopefully this clears the air about "New Hustle". For those
of you who were offended by the fact, that, I was referring
ONLY to New York Style Hustle, too bad! You probably need
to OPEN your eyes and mind a little bit more, I know I did
and it made a world of difference.

Check this out! There is a local Hustle Instructor who is
teaching a four count Hustle Basic (1,2,3, & 4). I also
know some instructors start out using four count 1,2,3,4,
for beginniners and then change to &1,2,3. Style is style
and anyone who likes this count (1,2,3 & 4), Good Luck!
What I find bizarre is this "Hustle Instructor" tells his
students that WE are teaching Hustle wrong? If, there were
500 dance instructors in the Bay Area teaching beginning,
intermediate and advance Hustle, &1,2,3 or 1,2, &3 if you
wish, then there's 499 of us that are using the wrong
count? Or, could it be, this instructor, has his head and
rear end miss placed! Humm. Here's another oddity, while
watching this dance instructor dance, he is very smooth, as
he should be with an extra count, he will dance to the
three count! Practice what you preach or don't preach at
all! (If there is anyone else out there in the Hustle world
using 1,2,3 & 4 as a basic step I would love to hear from

Starting Friday, March 14th, I will be hosting the 2nd
Friday of each month Hustle Party at The Metronome
Ballroom, (I'll also be teaching the Hustle classes), Both
to be held at the "Block Party", 300 De Haro St., S.F.
(around the corner from the Metronome Ballroom). $10.00 for
Lesson & Party, $8.00 for Party only, Hustle Dance Club
Members $1.00 OFF! Just show your membership card. Some of
you have not been to the Metronome lately, and are not
aware of the "New" location. It is a smaller dance floor,
with the atmosphere of a niteclub, but can accommodate a
large number of dancers at one time. Come on by and check
it out! You know the music will be Hot, Hustle and more
Hustle, with some Salsa and maybe a West Coast Swing.

Any Hustle dancers travelling south to Los Angeles, April
10th. There will be a Hustle Birthday Party for "Disco"
Dave Sarul @ The Press Box. 

Well, I've got to go. Keep dancing and prancing! See you on
the dance floor.

Raul Ante,

MONDAY thru SATURDAYS @ Rick's Rendezvous Ballroom Dancing,
32130 Alvarado Blvd, Union City, CA. Ph 510-489-5447.
Mon-Fri. 7-8pm lessons, 8-11pm dancing. Fri 7-1am Dancing,
Sat. 4-6pm lessons, 6-1am Dancing. MUSIC MIX: (Hustle,
Tango, Boogie, Cha Cha). Monday Night Hustle Lessons 7-8pm
with Earl Ante & Rosanna Mendoza. $8.00 per person, Monthly
memberships $45.00 before 6/15/97 or $55.00 after 6/15/97.
Good for all group lessons and open floor dancing.

MONDAYS @ Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave, Emeryville,
CA. Ph 510-655-2888, Beg. Lesson 7-8pm, Int. Lesson 8-9pm
w/ Carol Ann Miller & Gregory Harrison, Dance Party 9-12,
MUSIC MIX: (West Coast Swing, Hustle, Salsa & Nite Club 2

TUESDAYS @ 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, (Int/Adv Dancers), DANCING 9-12 $6.00 Cover
Charge, MUSIC MIX: (Hustle, WC Swing, Salsa, NC 2 Step)

TUESDAYS-WEDNESDAYS @ Solita's Nite Club, Spruce St.
S.S.F., CA. Hustle Dance Lessons 8-9pm With Nestor (Niko)
Garcia, Salsa Lessons with Kyla Kent, Dancing 9pm-1am, D.J
MUSIC MIX: (Hustle, Latin, Swing)

2ND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH (Mar. 14th & Apr. 11th) @ Metronome
Ballroom, 1830 17th St @ DeHaro, S.F., CA 415-252-9000,
HUSTLE LESSONS with, Raul Ante, 7:30-8:15pm Beg, 8:15-9pm
Int, $10.00 Lesson & Party, DANCING 9-12, with D.J. Raul
Ante, $8.00 Party only, HDC MEMBERS $1.00 off Admission
MUST SHOW CARD!!! MUSIC MIX: (Hustle, Salsa) Special Note:
The Hustle Dance is held @ 300 De Haro St. just around the
corner from the Metronome Ballroom!

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 8pm-8:45 Beg. Hustle, 8:45pm-9:15PM Int. Hustle,
Alternating Saturdays with Raul Ante & Bobby Concepcion,
other Saturdays with Bill Carr & Natasha, Dancing 9:15 to
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 @ 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)

MONDAYS @ "Moose's Cafe & Pub in Marina Del Rey, Lessons
with Leba Shana 7:30-8:30pm West Coast Swing & Hustle,
Dancing 8:30pm-1am, with D.J. Ceaser Ricaurte (A.K.A. Mr.
Hustle), MUSIC MIX: (Hustle & West Coast Swing)

THURSDAYS @ Press Box (inside Westminster Lanes), 6471
Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA., DANCING 8pm-1am, $5.00 
cover charge, D.J. Ceaser Ricaurte (A.K.A Mr. Hustle),
MUSIC MIX : (HUSTLE, N.C. 2 Step, WC Swing) Special
workshop with Debra Hampton & Dave Sarul, Thursday, Mar.
13th & Apr. 10th, 7:30-8:45 mixed levels, $10.00.

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

WEDNESDAYS @ Stepping Out Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio,
1780 Broadway @ 57th St., New York, 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)

FRIDAYS @ Universal Dance Center, Rt. 130 & Haddon Ave.
near the Cooper River, Collinswood, N.J (609-869-0010)
Classes start 8:30, with Donna Boyle, practice party 9:30,
also every First Friday of the Month "Hustle Party" MUSIC
MIX: (Hustle, Latin, Wcs). For more info on upcoming events
Call "DISCO AMERICA" @ 215-934-6644

TUESDAYS @ The Ascot, 1708 L St. N.W., Washington D.C.
(202-296-7640) Hot Hustle dancing from 9-12:30am $8.00
cover includes 2 cocktails and open food buffet. D.J.'s
Joyce & Annette. MUSIC MIX: (Hustle, Latin, Swing)

SATURDAYS @ The Junction, 1330 E. Gude Dr. Rockville, M.D.
(301-217-5820), Group hustle lessons 7-8pm Int level $6.00,
8-9pm Beg level FREE! Dancing 9pm-1am. $5.00, D.J.'s Joyce
& Annette. MUSIC MIX: (Hustle, W.C. Swing)

WEDNESDAYS @ Empire Lounge, South West 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 

FRIDAYS @ Trio's niteclub, in Broward County, Club Boca, in
Boca Raton. 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!

The Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave, Emeryville, CA
94608, 7-8pm drop in Beginning Hustle, 8-9pm Int level, 9pm
Dance Party. For more info call 510-655-2888

California Dance Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose, CA.
Call 408-297-9772, for info and schedule of group classes.
Classes $6.00 ea. Series classes $6.00 X # of classes, drop
in class $8.00. 

Del Monte Ballroom, 100 S. Murphy, Sunnyvale, CA with Jim
Morton, for info on groups and privates call 408-732-9354
Web site info:

Metronome Ballroom, 1830 17th St @ DeHaro, S.F. Call
415-252-9000 for info. Starting Friday, March 14th & every
second Friday of the month after, Hustle group lesson
7:30pm to 8:15pm Beg. Hustle, 8:15pm to 9:pm Int. Hustle
with Raul Ante. Dance Party 9-12am In the Block Party, 300
De Haro St., S.F., CA.

Premier Ballroom, 4181 Cushing Parkway, Fremont, CA 94539, 
For more info call 510-770-1178  regarding other group
classes. Group classes in HUSTLE are beg/int level, Dancing
8-11pm, $8.00 admission includes lesson & dance.

Rick's Rendezvous Ballroom Dancing, 32130 Alvarado Blvd.
Union City, CA  PH# 510-489-5447, Monday night 7-8pm
Beginning Hustle, with Earl Ante & Rosanna Mendoza, $8.00
per person.

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. Hustle group classes Saturday Evenings,
8:00pm-8:45pm Beg., 8:45pm-9:15pm Int. Lesson.  1st & 3rd
Saturdays with Raul Ante & Bobby Concepcion, 2nd & 4th
Saturdays with Bill Carr. 

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. Wednesdays, Hustle group class
8:45-9:45pm with, 1st Wed. w/ Bobby Concepcion, 2nd Wed. w/
Raul Ante, 3rd & 4th Wed. w/ Ylva Wintzell. Salsa group
classes w/ Fred Flores.

Cowboy Country Club, 3550 Bernal Ave (Vintage Hill Shopping
Center), Pleasanton, CA. Beg/Int Hustle with Robert Royston
and Laureen Baldovi, Call 510-417-0881 for schedule or
510-417-1117 for more info on Hustle group classes.


Sunday, March 23rd, 1997, New York Style Hustle Workshop
with Debra Hampton & David Sarul @ The Cubberley Community
Center, Gym "B", 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA.
1:00pm to 2:30pm Int. Level Workshop, 3:00pm to 4:30pm Adv.
Level Workshop. PRICE: $20.00 per workshop or $35.00 for
both workshops! Hustle Dance Club members $15.00 per
workshop or $25.00 for both workshops. MUST PURCHASE IN
ADVANCE BY MARCH 21st, 1997. Day of the Workshop $25.00 per
person, per workshop, NO EXCEPTIONS!! (Club Members who do
not pay in advance will pay the HIGHER price!) For more
info Call 415-467-8830. To pre-pay send check or money
order payable to: Hustle Dance Club, P.O. Box 945,
Brisbane, CA 94005.

Saturday, March 29th, 1997 Hustle Workshop with Raul Ante &
Bobby Concepcion @ Club Xenon Ballroom, 2055 Gellert Blvd
suite #2, Daly City, CA., 1:30pm-4:30pm New York Style &
Nite Club Style Hustle, w/Int/Adv Patterns. $24.00 per
person, Call 415-754-1744 for more info.

Ava Apple 415-681-8140, Arthur Calandrelli. 415-567-3421,
Marge Gabbert 415-334-9914, Michelle Kinkaid 415-585-6282,
Jim Morton 408-732-9354, Adele Poenisch 408-293-0679, Robin
Rebello 415-856-9930, Les Robinson 408-381-5083, Robert
Royston 510-417-1117, Ylva Wintzell 415-583-6507

Donna Boyle 215-934-6644 (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 888-i-hustle (Michigan), Maggie Tennessen
602-973-6134 (Phoenix, AZ), Atlas Griffith 602-413-1517
(Tempe, AZ), Randy Atlas 305-756-5027 (Miami, FL), Bill
Washabough 407-393-0741 (Boca Raton, FL), Joyce Szili,
301-598-2215, (Washington D.C. Metro Area)

DANCE SUPPLIES: (Dance Shoes, Dance Wear and Accessories)
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

Ballroom Connection, 1111 W. El Camino Real suite #219,
Sunnyvale, CA., Ph# (408)-773-8833 (internet):
(shoes, music, dance wear & accessories)

Jodee Adair Design Emporium. Specializing in practice &
social dancewear, P.O. Box 10440, Santa Ana, CA 92711,

Specializing in "Evenin' Star" Dance Boots call Rosemary
McNally @ 510-769-1845

McKinney Custom Designs, P.O. Box 262, Fairview Village, PA
19406, Call 610-631-5369 or 215-934-6644 for brochures.
Ballroom Jewelry, featuring "Smooth Silhouettes" for,
Latin, Swing, Hustle, and Country.

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)

$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

$29.95 EACH PLUS $2.00 for shipping & handling. Four videos
available from Barry Douglas & Joyce Stoughton, 1995 Hustle
USA Classic Champions. Beginner 1, Intermediate 1, Advanced
1, Wraps and Turns. Visa, MC or Checks, order from:
Michigan Swing Dance, 6543 Meadowwood, Grand Blanc, MI
48439, call 1-810-694-7625 or E-mail: beverly @  also order from A.R.B.S.P., 1220 Mission
Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, call 1-888-272-7772 for

$34.95 Int/Adv Hustle, with Robert Royston & Laureen
Baldovi, order from, A.R.B.S.P., 1220 Mission Canyon, Santa
Barbara, CA 93105, or call 1-888-272-7772 for catalog.

$35.00 each or $30.00 each for 3 or more tapes in one order
plus shipping & handling, please allow 1-2 weeks for
delivery. HUSTLE w/ Steve Rebello & Stephanie Au,
Beginning, Intermediate 1 & Intermediate 2, Advanced 1 & 2.
Call (415)-969-5242 for more info. Or write to: Ballroom
Connection, 1111 W. El Camino Real Suite #219, Sunnyvale,
CA 94087

(includes shipping & handling). Video covers two days worth
of competition and general dancing. Send check or money
order to: HUSTLE USA, 724-1/2 N. Croft Ave. Los Angeles, CA
90069 or to Nan Bohrar, 107-40 Queens Blvd. #3C, Forest
Hills, N.Y. 11375  (Make Checks payable to: Hustle USA)

March 13th-16th, 1997, SWING INTO SPRING dance weekend @
Ramada Resort Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach Florida.
Tickets $45.00, one day passes are $25.00, rooms only
$79.00 plus taxes per night. FREE & pay workshops plus
dancing and pool parties. Call Brenda for more info @

June, 6, 7, & 8th, 1997, Tom Maddox presents, The First
Annual Rising Star Disco Weekend @ The Holiday Inn,
Fullerton , CA. Hustle & Night Club Two Step Competitions
and MORE!!! For additional information call 310-923-2623
after Feb. 1st call 562-923-2623 or Write to: Sun Dance
Club. P.O. Box 1287, Norwalk, CA 90651

June 13, 14, & 15th, 1997 at Warner Center Marriot Hotel,
Bakersfield, CA, Workshops, Dance Parties, Jack-N-Jills and
Dancing by the pool, call People Who Dance at 805-529-8241
for more info.

Sept. 26,27,& 28, 1997, HUSTLE USA Dance Championships @
The Holiday Inn, 440 West 57th St. New York, N.Y. Do you
call yourself a Hustle Dancer? If you do, this is the Event
you can not miss. A Hustle Dance Competition, for Hustle
Dancers, sponsored by Hustle Dancers. For info call
1-800-92-HUSTLE. More info, in up coming issues.

HUSTLE DANCE CLUB "T" Shirts (black w/red and white) @
$20.00 each plus shipping, both Men and Women styles. Call
Earl Ante @ 510-782-3440 to order.

Back issues of Hustle news can be accessed on the Hustle
For Internet services contact Rahul Dhesi 408-293-8078


#246, Sarah Lipp, North Potomac, MD.
#247, Patrick Otero, Riverdale, MD
#248, Victoria Weatherbee, S.F., CA

Concepcion, SEC/TRES: Aldena Duval, NEWS LETTER: Raul Ante,
Ava Apple, Carolyn Jones, Les Robinson, MINISTER OF
INFORMATION: Michael Cohen, INTERNET: Rahul Dhesi, Michael
Cohen, EVENT COORDINATORS: Jay Larrick, Robin Rebello,
EVENT VOLUNTEERS: Stefanie Elkin, Dennis McAffee, Jay
Larrick, Marc McGovern, SOUND EQUIPMENT: Robin Rebello,
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jay Larrick, Michael Cohen

For new memberships and renewals 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