HUSTLE DANCE CLUB NEWS LETTER May-June 1997 BITS AND PIECES: I would like to thank all the people who attended the Hustle workshop on Sunday March 23rd. We had a great group of dancers and great instructors, who taught a great pattern. I was very pleased to see so many people doing very well in the class. A special thank you, to Robin Rebello, Jay Larrick, Stephanie Elkin, Dennis McAffee, Marc McGovern and of course to Debra and David for making our first workshop for 1997 a great success. June 3rd through June 9th, Maria Torres and Angel Figueroa will be here for more Workshops and Privates call 415-467-8830 for more info. Friday June 20th @ Rick's Rendezvous Ballroom Dancing, 32130 Alvarado Blvd, Union City, JACK-N-JILL Hustle Contest, with a $200.00 cash prize! Dancing 9pm-1am, Hustle demo with Audrianna Correa, Bobby Concepcion & Raul Ante, and Rosanna Mendoza & Earl Ante. Come on by and join the Fun! Here are some results from a recent Swing Competition held in Dallas Texas, March 29th & 30th. First place in the Hustle Classic Division went to Debbie Bernard & Bob Bahars; 2nd place to Debra Hampton and Archie Dawson: 3rd place to Kellese Douglas and Brad Sammis. More results from Los Angeles April 26th & 27th. Just Dance, Pro-Am Novice Division, 1st Place, David Sarul and Valerie Nash. Just Dance, Pro-Am Intermediate Division 1st Place, David Sarul and Liz Baldwin. Just Dance, Pro-Am Advanced Division, 1st Place, Debra Hampton and Paul Russo special note 3rd place to David Sarul and Patricia Reeves. Just Dance Novice, 3rd Place, HDC Members Frank Oliva and Heather Wagner, Just Dance Open, Intermediate Division, 1st Place Michael Monarch and Liz Baldwin, 2nd Place, Dennis Rose and Tammi "O". Advanced Division 1st Place Ceaser Ricaurte and Miko Hasegawa. Jack-N-Jill Division, 1st Place Archie Dawson and Melody Cochran, 2nd Place Martin Parker and Rosalie Campos, 3rd Place Debra Hampton and Ed Van Horn. Just Dance Champion Division 1st Place Jessie Infante and Rosalie Campos, 2nd Place David Sarul and Debra Hampton, 3rd Place Archie Dawson and Melonie Roberts. In the March issue I wrote about the Instructor who allegedly told his student (s) three count Hustle was wrong. Well, after a pleasant conversation with this instructor, he assured me he never made these comments and could have been miss-quoted. I may have been a bit harsh with my comments and too hasty. Some people felt the comments were sarcastic & cruel and others thought they were funny, in any case, the comments were probably all of the above! The only thing left unresolved was who really started this rumor? We both agree that some people have a tendency to only hear what they want to hear and what they do hear gets distorted. What this all boils down to, is style is style, what ever it is that you do. Three count, four count or any other count, if you dance well and you lead &/or follow well, that's what counts. As they say- "the proof is in the pudding". I have always admired good dancing and it never mattered to me what style, count or what part of the country someone was from. If it looks good, watch it and enjoy. Variety is the spice of life. I happen to know four count Hustle as well as both versions of three count Hustle (& 1,2,3) (1,2 &3). I also do a six step Hustle, and have danced all of them at some time or another. I prefer to dance &1,2,3 and that is what I practice and that is what I teach, but that is my choice. And yes indeed folks, you do have a CHOICE! If you see something you like in a particular style, it never hurts to learn, it can only enhance your knowledge and your dancing. For those of you who don't have a life and sit around, preaching this style is the ONLY style and this count is the ONLY count, you've got a problem and may need professional help, Psychotherapy or a new dance instructor, take your pick! Thursday, April 10th. Happy Birthday to "Disco" Dave Sarul! His party at the Press Box in Los Angeles, CA. was HOPPING! Bay Area locals Graciella Valencia, Toni Barajas, Marc McGovern and Raul Ante, popped in for a surprise visit. The Press Box was filled with Hustle dancers, Michelle Effros, Linda Lees, Patricia Reeves, Robin Schlesinger, Martin Parker, Archie Dawson, James Adair, Jodee Adair, Christopher Joe, Eric Hernandes, John and Shiela Fisher, Richard Slivkin, Paul Palmintier, Leba Shanna, Lynn Vogen and Debra Hampton and Birthday Boy Dave Sarul plus many more Hustle Dancers whose names I can not remember at this moment. D.J. Ceasar Ricaurte was at his best, playing non-stop Hustle. I wish I could repeat some of the jokes he told me but this News Letter would be XXXX rated so I'll pass. I would like to thank Jodee Adair for her wonderful hospitality while we were there, I'm looking forward to the next trip. The March, April and May Hustle Parties at The Metronome Ballroom, were a huge success! The group classes were full, thanks to the Metronome Ballroom's advertising. The dance party was jumping, thanks to Hustle Dance Club Members: David Amos, Ava Apple, Earl Ante, Bobby Concepcion, Kenny Gee, Adrianna Domocos, Rosemary McNally, Sam Howard, Jay Larrick, Toni Barajas, Marc McGovern, Ylva Wintzell, Michelle Kinkaid, Kyla Kent, Michelle Dick, Ken Greer, Victoria Weatherbee, Hee So, Sonny Umpad, Margie Luna, Stephen Ward, Heather Wagner, Frank Oliva, Ann Keen, Marja Moyer, Luz Nieves, Stephen Barton, Alex Pepple plus friends Graciella Valencia, Jack Van Damme, Lloyd Guro, Daria Sanchez, Theresa Joyce and many more! Next Hustle Party is Friday June 13th. Yes that date is Friday the 13th! Maybe I'll play something scary that night, like a Fox Trot, Oops just kidding. Hope to see more of you attending this next Hustle dance. Thanks again for all your support. Starting Monday June 2nd, Ava Apple will teach and host the Hustle Dance at The Allegro Ballroom (check schedule under where to dance). Hustle Club Members and any Swing Club Members $1.00 off admission price just show your membership card. Those of you who may not know Ava, she is one of the top female Hustle Dancers in the Bay Area. I have known Ava for over fifteen years. I have had the pleasure of watching her and dancing with her, as a competitor and a performer. Monday June 2nd we will have some special guests attending her dance, so come on by and check it out! There have been some rumors surfacing, about the Hustle USA Dance Championships in New York. The rumor is that only couples from New York can win or "place". Don't tell Bobby Concepcion or Kim Vanaman that, They were the winners of the Jack-N-Jill Hustle Division. Bobby's from San Jose, CA. and Kim is from Massachusetts. Second place Jack-N-Jill went to Archie Dawson and Josie Ramirez, from San Diego and Long Beach, CA., Third place Jack-N-Jill to Tom Robertson and Jannette Axlerod from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The Amateur division Classic, Theatre Arts, Cabaret and Just Dance winners Brain & Sylvanna Gallagher are from Pennsylvania. Second place, Just Dance Hustle, went to G.Q and Dara from the Washington D.C. area, third place, humm ... that's a horse of a different color. Luis Rosa, from New York City and Ava Apple from San Francisco, CA. Second place in the Professional Classic division was Tony Pace and Sheryl Forrester from Houston, Texas. Last years (1995) Classic Hustle Champions Barry Douglas and Joyce Stoughton are from Detroit, Michigan. So where are all the New Yorkers! Well, Kenny Gonzales and Nelly Cotto, who are the Professional Classic and Theatre Arts Champions, they hail from New York City and they were unbeatable, just check out the Hustle USA video tape of the event. Luis Rosa and Cedric Freedom, Bookends Champions, they're from New York, they were awesome too. Night Club Salsa winners Oscar Torres and Lucy Rios, I do believe they are also from New York, and their routine was very energetic and entertaining. As a judge at this event, I'm so busy writing the names and numbers of the competitors, the last thing on my mind is what city they're from. And who cares anyway? The only thing that counts is when you step out on the floor, you dance your best. Obviously it's more complex than just dancing your best but good dancing begets good results. As an example, a friend of mine, who was competing told me he thought his division was "a piece of cake", in other words he was sure he was going to win! Unfortunately for him when it came time to "cut to cake" he forgot to bring the right tools and did not fare well. On the judges score sheets there are four categories: choreography (what dancers do), technique (how they do it), execution (how well they do it) and projection (how they sell it). Under each category there are sub-categories, such as, entrance, side by side routines, rhythm, footwork, timing, teamwork, floorcraft, smoothness, showmanship, charisma, etc. There are no categories for what city a dancer is from! Unfortunately any time you have a competition there is going to be a "winner". My personal feelings are anyone with the courage and guts, to put together a routine and get out on the dance floor, in front of an audience of your peers, deserves a round of applause and they (all the competitors) are the real winners. Those of you, who are non-supportive and rather listen to stupid rumors, I think you are the real looser's. The last weeks in April, we had some special friends drop into the bay area for some Hustle dancing. Luis Rosa and Angel Figueroa, from New York City, were here enjoying the weather and the dancing. Those of you, who saw Luis and Angel, at the Grand Palace, strutting their stuff on the dance floor .... it was awesome!! Thanks to Ava Apple and Victoria Weatherbee, Luis' was able to stay and enjoy all the dance venues here in the bay area. Angel's visit was curtesy of The Next Generation Swing Club and Holly Lapore. My special thank you, to Steve Ahl, for his generosity and hospitality during Angel's visit. Also paying a visit were Crispen and Becky Pierce from Seattle WA. Crispen was in Berkeley, teaching a lifts and drops workshop. It was nice having all these super dancers drop by for some great dance fun. I hope more of you come by and check out the bay area dance scene. Well, time is a wasting, and I feel a need for dancing, so keep Dancing & Prancing and I'll see you on the floor. Regards, Raul Ante President HUSTLE DANCING SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: MONDAY thru SATURDAYS @ Rick's Rendezvous Ballroom Dancing, 32130 Alvarado Blvd., Union City, CA., PH# 510-489-5447. Mon-Thur, 7-8pm lessons, 8-11pm dancing. Fri-Sat. Lessons 8-9pm, dancing 9-1am. MUSIC MIX: Hustle, Tango, Boogie, Cha Cha. Monday night Hustle lessons 7-8pm with Earl Ante & Rosanna Mendoza. $8.00 per person. MONDAYS @ Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave. Emeryville, CA.(Powell st. exit off I-80), PH# 510-655-2888. Beg. Hustle lesson 7:30-8:30pm, Int. Hustle lesson 8:30-9pm with Ava Apple. Dancing 9-11pm. MUSIC MIX: Hustle, Salsa, Nite Club 2 step, & requests. Drop in $10.00 includes lesson(s) and party, party only - $5.00. Hustle Club Members $1.00 off with membership card. TUESDAYS @ Grand Palace Restaurant, 711 Town & Country Village (corner of Washington & Mathilda), Sunnyvale, CA., PH# 408-733-7466 with D.J. John Schlicht "Sir Dancealot". Beg. & Int./Adv. lessons 8-9pm with Raul Ante & Bobby Concepcion. Dancing 9-12am, $6.00 Cover, MUSIC MIX: Hustle, WC Swing, Salsa, Nite Club 2 step. TUESDAYS-WEDNESDAYS-THURSDAYS @ Solita's Night Club, 120 Hazelwood St. South San Francisco, CA., Lessons 8-9pm with Niko Garcia. Dancing 9-??, MUSIC MIX: Hustle. 2ND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH @ Metronome Ballroom's "Block Party", 300 DeHaro, between 16th and 17th street, San Francisco, CA., PH# 415-252-9000, Beg. Hustle lesson 7:30pm-8:15pm, Int. Hustle lesson, 8:15pm-9pm, with Raul Ante. Dancing 9-12am with D.J. Raul Ante, $10.00 lesson & dancing, $8.00 dancing only. Hustle Club Members $1.00 off with membership card, MUSIC MIX: Hustle, Salsa and West Coast Swing. FRIDAYS @ Pavilion (Cubberley Community Center) 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA., PH# 415-856-9930, Dance lesson 8-9pm (call for schedule of dances), Dancing 9-12am, $5.00 Cover, Host: Robin Rebello, MUSIC MIX: Ballroom, Swing, Hustle, Latin. *May 23rd, Hustle Night! SATURDAYS @ Starlite Ballroom (Rhythm Street Ballroom), 1160 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Sunnyvale, CA., PH#408-745-7827. Beg. Hustle lessons 8:15pm-8:45pm, Int. Hustle lessons 8:45pm-9:15pm with either Bill Carr or Raul Ante (Alternating Saturdays). Dancing 9:15-12am. $7.00 Cover, Hustle Dance Club Members $1.00 off with membership card. MUSIC MIX: Hustle, Swing, Latin. 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH @ Imperial Dance Studio, 822 Cassia St. Redwood City, CA., PH# 415-585-6282, Dancing 6-10pm, $7.00 Cover, Host: Michelle Kinkaid, MUSIC MIX: WC Swing, NC 2 Step, Hustle. DANCING IN LOS ANGELES: MONDAYS @ Moose's Cafe & Pub in Marina Del Rey, lessons with Leba Shana 7:30-8:30pm Hustle & West Coast Swing, Dancing 8:30pm 1am. D.J. Ceasar Ricaurte, (AKA: Mr. Hustle) MUSIC MIX: Hustle, WC Swing. THURSDAYS @ The Press Box (inside Westminster Lanes), 6471 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA., $5.00 cover, D.J., Ceasar Ricaurte "Mr. Hustle", MUSIC MIX: Hustle, NC2 Step, WC Swing. DANCING IN SAN DIEGO: EVERY 2ND SATURDAY @ Starlight Dance Studio, 6506 El Cajon Blvd., Suite "H", San Diego, CA., PH# 619-287-9036, MUSIC MIX: WC Swing, Hustle. Friday night group classes, Beg. Hustle 6-7pm, Int./Adv. 7-8pm, $10.00 per class. DANCING IN NEW YORK:WEDNESDAYS @ Stepping Out Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, 1780 Broadway @ 57th St., New York, N.Y., PH# 212-245-5200, Lessons with Maria Torres, 9-9:30pm Dancing 9:30pm-12:15am, $5.00 Cover (except for special events) D.J. Bobby Morales & Nelson Roman, MUSIC MIX: Hustle, Latin. DANCING IN NEW JERSEY: Universal Dance center, Rt. 130 & Haddon Ave.(near Cooper River), Collinswood, N.J., PH# 609-869-0010, lessons start 8:30 with Donna Boyle, Dancing 9:30-?? MUSIC MIX: Hustle, Latin. For more info call "Disco America" @ 215-233-5507 DANCING IN THE WASHINGTON D.C. METRO AREA: TUESDAYS @ The Ascot,1708 L St., N.M. Washington D.C., 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., PH# 301-217-5820, Group Hustle lessons 7-8pm Int. level $6.00, 8-9pm Beg. level FREE!. Dancing 9pm-1am, MUSIC MIX: Hustle, Latin, Swing. DANCING IN PHOENIX, AZ.: WEDNESDAYS @ Empire Lounge, South West corner of 24th St. & Camel Back, Phoenix, Dancing 7-9pm MUSIC MIX: D.J.'s choice. for more info call John MacMullin @ 602-943-5240 DANCING IN MIAMI FL AREA: FRIDAYS @ Club Boca, 7000 Palmetto Rd. Boca Raton, dancing 9-midnight. MUSIC MIX: Disco-Hustle. SATURDAYS @ Alacazaba, in Coral Gables Hyatt Hotel, 50 Alhambra Way, Coral Gables, FL., in West Palm Beach MUSIC MIX: Disco-Hustle, Salsa. SATURDAYS @ Dancemasters of North Miami, 12390 West Dixie Highway, North Miami, FL 33161, Cover charge $6.00, beautiful hardwood floors, free parking & non-stop classic disco music. (bring your own booze & mixers if you wish), refreshments provided. Sponsored by Miami Hustle Club. HUSTLE GROUP CLASSES: The Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave. Emeryville, CA., Mondays, 7-8pm Beg. Hustle, 8-9pm Int. Hustle. For More info call 510-655-2888 California Dance Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose, CA., call 408-297-9772 for schedule and additional info, Drop in $8.00, group series $6.00 x # of classes. Dance Spectrum, 1707-d S. Bascom Ave. Campbell, CA., Group classes $7.00, call for schedule and info 408-371-9722. Del Monte Ballroom, 100 S. Murphy, Sunnyvale, CA., for info on groups & privates call 408-732-9354 Web site info: http://bdsweb.ballroom.com/jimmort.htm Metronome Ballroom, 1830 17th St. @ DeHaro, S.F., CA., for schedule and info call 415-252-9000. Monte Cristo Club, 136 Missouri St. S.F., CA. 1st & 2nd Mondays of the month. 7:30pm Beginning Hustle, 8:30pm Intermediate Hustle, Beginning Series (two hours) $16.00, Intermediate series (two hours) $16.00, All four classes $24.00 must pre-register. Drop in, $10.00 per class. To register send check payable to: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens St. S.F., CA 94112-3530 or call 415-585-6282 for more info. Premier Ballroom, 4181 Cushing Parkway, Fremont, CA. for info call 510-770-1178 Rick's Rendezvous Ballroom Dancing, 32130, Alvarado Blvd., Union City, CA., for info call 510-489-5447, Mondays, Hustle group lessons 6-7pm, $8.00 per person. Starlite Ballroom, 1160 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Sunnyvale, CA. Group classes are Tuesdays-Thursdays, call 408-745-7827 for class schedules. Group Hustle lessons on Saturdays 8:15-8:45 beg., 8:45-9:15 int. Club Xenon Ballroom, 2055 Gellert Blvd. Suite #2, Daly City, CA., Wednesdays Hustle group classes 8:45pm-9:45pm, Call 415-754-1744 for more info. Cowboy Country Club, 3550 Bernal Ave (Vintage Hill Shopping Center), Pleasanton, CA., for schedule call 510-417-1117 HUSTLE WORKSHOPS: Saturday & Sunday, June 7th & 8th, Salsa & Hustle Workshops featuring Maria Torres and Angel Figueroa. Maria and Angel are nationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers in all styles of dance for film, T.V., video and stage. Angel is the co-owner of Stepping Out Dance Studio in New York City & Maria is the director and choreographer of the Pathmark Hispanic Arts Festival. Together the have won many awards, including; Pro Open American Rhythm at The Imperial Star Dance Competition, Pro Open American Rhythm Rising Star at the Heritage Classic, Imperial Star Dance Competition, American Star Ball, Nevada Star Ball, Sapphire Ball, & Ohio Star Ball. Most recently they won the Hustle and Cabaret divisions at the Dallas Classic, and the Cabaret division at the U.S. Open Swing Championships. Recently Maria choreographed the DESHI Awards for WPIX channel 11, in New York, in which Angel and Maria performed a tribute to Jose Feliciano. But most importantly they are just all around nice people. Saturday, June 7th, 1:30-3:30pm Salsa Workshop with Maria Torres and Angel Figueroa, $30.00 for workshop, HDC Members $25.00, must register before June 6th, $40.00 day of workshop, no exceptions! Sunday, June 8th, Int. Hustle Workshop 12-1:30pm, Int/Adv Hustle Workshop 2-3:30pm with Maria Torres and Angel Figueroa, $30.00 per workshop or $55.00 for both, HDC Members $25.00 per workshop or $45.00 for both, $45.00 per class day of workshop, no exceptions!. At the Cubberley Community Center (Pavilion), GYM B, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA, For more info call 415-467-8830. Maria and Angel will be available for private lessons June 3rd through 6th. First come first served. Get'em while their HOT! Saturday, June 21st. Int/Adv Hustle Workshop with Ava Apple and Raul Ante, 12:30pm-2:30pm, $20.00 advance, $25.00 at the door @ The Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave, Emeryville, CA., (exit Powell St off of I-80) Ph# 510-655-2888 to pre-register. Sunday, October 26th, Hustle Workshops with Atlas Griffith, Int. Hustle Workshop 12-1:30pm, Int/Adv Workshop 2-3:30pm at The Cubberley Community Center (Pavilion) GYM B, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA. For more info call 415-467-8830. Private lessons with Atlas on Saturday, October 25th. PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS, BAY AREA: 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 408-313-8447, Robert Royston 510-417-1117, Ylva Wintzell 415-583-6507. OUT OF TOWN? NEED A LESSON?: Debra Hampton & David Sarul (Los Angeles) 213-653-7088, Ceasar Ricaurte (Los Angeles) 714-837-0440, Michael & Mari Kiehm (San Diego) 619-287-9036, OUT OF STATE? CHECK OUT THIS BUNCH. Maria Torres (New York) 718-802-1999, Angel Figueroa (New York) 212-245-5200, Kenny Gonzales (New York) Aerials only 718-518-0210, Donna Boyle (Philadelphia) 215-233-5507, Barry Douglas (Detroit) 810-457-3110, Atlas Griffith (Tempe, AZ) 602-413-1517, Randy Atlas (Miami) 305-756-5027, Bill Washabough (Boca Raton) 407-393-0741, Joyce Szili (Washington D.C.) 301-598-2215 DANCE SUPPLIES (Dance shoes, dancewear & Accessories) Ballroom Dance Supply ("BDS"), 372 Bird Ave (off Hwy 280), San Jose, CA., 95126, 408-293-1727, Bill Rowe, Internet: http://bdsweb.ballroom.com A Keen Dance Shoe Supplier, Metronome Ballroom, 1830 17th St. S.F., CA 415-547-8483, pager 510-355-4443, Ann Keen Ballroom Connection, 1111 W. El Camino Real Suite #219, Sunnyvale, CA., 408-773-8833 (shoes, music, dancewear, videos & accessories) internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Jodee Adair Design Emporium, Specializing in practice & social dance wear, P.O. Box 10440, Santa Ana, CA., 92711, 1-800-70-JODEE Ria's Ballroom Dance Supply @ Club Xenon Ballroom, 2055 Gellert Ste. 2, Daly City, CA. Ph#: 415-584-3865 pgr# 415-764-5244. Hrs Tue 7-9pm, Fri 8-9pm or by apt. Specializing in "Evenin' Star" Dance Boots call Rosemary McNally @ 510-769-1845 McKinney Custom Design, P.O. Box 262, Fairview Village, PA 19406, featuring "Smooth Silhouettes" for Latin, Swing, Hustle and Country, call 610-631-5369 or 215-233-5507 for Brochures. 70's Disco D.J. (mobile D.J. parties & weddings, special events), Sir Dancealot, John Schlicht 408-249-3123 HUSTLE DANCE VIDEO TAPES: $45.00 each, $120 per set, Tape #1 Beg Hustle, Tape #2 Intermediate Hustle, Tape #3 Advance Hustle with Michael & Mari Kiehm. Call 619-287-9036 $29.95 each plus $2.00 shipping & handling, Four videos from Barry Douglas and Joyce Stoughton (1995 Hustle USA Classic Champions), Beginner 1, Intermediate 1, Advanced 1, Wraps & Turns, Call 1-810-694-7625 to order. $34.95 each, Int/Adv Hustle with Robert Royston & Laureen Baldovi, call 1-888-272-7772 to order. $80.00 per set, 1996 HUSTLE USA Dance Championships, Videos cover two days of competitions and general dancing. To order send check or money order to: Hustle USA, 724-1/2 N. Croft Ave. L.A., CA 90069 or to: Nan Bohrar, 107-40 Queens Blvd., #3c, Forest Hills, N.Y., 11375 (make check payable to: Hustle USA) HUSTLE DANCE CLUB "T" SHIRTS, (black w/red & white) @ $20.00 each plus shipping. Both mens and ladies styles. Call Earl @ 510-782-3440. FUTURE EVENTS: May 23rd-26th, Country Dance Classic @ The Holiday Inn, Center Plaza, Fresno, CA. Two exciting rooms for dancing. One for Country Western dancing, another for Swing/Hustle. Competitions will include Novice & Advanced Jack-N-Jill and Just Dance divisions in Cha Cha and Hustle. Will also feature workshops in Two Step, Waltz, Cha Cha, West Coast Swing and Hustle. For more information contact Steve Zener @ 209-486-1556, or FAX 209-486-0200, or email@example.com or write to: Dancin'Z Productions, P.O. Box 4274, Fresno, CA 93744. June 6th, 7th & 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! Call 562-923-2623 or Write to: Sun Dance Club, P.O. Box 1287, Norwalk, CA 90651 (Just Dance Hustle, Advance Division winners receive two Tickets to Hustle USA Dance Championships) Saturday, June 21st, The Variety Dance Party, with D.J. and Host Michelle Kinkaid, 8-9pm Beg/Int Hustle lesson with Raul Ante, 9pm-12am Dancing, at Imperial Dance Club (Carpenters Hall 2nd floor), 822 Cassia St. Redwood City, CA. For info call 415-585-6282. Music Mix: Swing, Country Two Step, Hustle, Cha Cha, Nite Club 2 Step and More!! Sept. 26th, 27th & 28th, HUSTLE USA Dance Championships @ The Holiday Inn, 440 West 57th St. New York, N.Y. Call 212-f-581-8100 for Hotel accommodations, single/double/triple/quad... $159.00 per day, MUST MENTION HUSTLE USA for hotel reservations. Make reservations before July 1st. Buy a three day ticket ($75.00) before July 1st and receive a FREE Workshop!! Make checks payable to: HUSTLE USA, 724-1/2 N. Croft Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90069 or call 1-800-92-HUSTLE This event will include eight great workshops with top teachers such as, Ramiro Gonzales, Beata Howe, Angel Figueroa, Randy Clements, Jimmy Anton, John Festa, Maria Torres, Debra Hampton and David Sarul. Workshops will include Hustle, West Coast Swing and Latin. Plus hours and hours of general dancing plus fifteen dance divisions. Back Issues of the Hustle News can be accessed on the Hustle Dance Web server: http://www.rahul.net/dhesi/hustle/ For internet services contact; Rahul Dhesi 408-293-8078 Also check out Ava's web page at: http://bdsweb.ballroom.com/avaapple.htm HUSTLE DANCE CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS: #262, Susan Douglas, Placerville, CA #263, Margarete Leclesc, Mt. View, CA #264, Alik Eliashberg, Mt. View, CA #265, Peter Stylianos, San Jose, CA #266, Veronica Laufer, Santa Cruz, CA #267, Deb Narazaki, Mt. View, CA #268, Luz Nieves, Fremont, CA #269, Vivian Concepcion, Hayward, CA #270, Ann Zan Bezooyen, San Jose, CA #271, Luis Rosa, Bronx, N.Y. #272, Bill Bowie, Bear Valley, CA #273, Dan DeVan, Marblehead, MA HUSTLE DANCE CLUB STAFF: President: Raul Ante, Vice President & Guest Services: Bobby Concepcion, Sec/Tres: Aldena Duval, News Letter: Raul Ante, Ava Apple, Carolyn Jones, Les Robinson, Minister of Information: Michael Cohen, Internet Services: Rahul Dhesi, Michael Cohen, Event Coordinators: Jay Larrick, Robin Rebello, Event Volunteers: Stefanie Elkin, Dennis McAffee, Marc McGovern, Sound Equipment: Robin Rebello, Photography: Michael Cohen, Jay Larrick For new memberships or renewals send check or money order payable to: Hustle Dance Club, P.O. Box 945, Brisbane, CA., 94005-0945 or call 415-467-8830, Membership fees are $15.00 per person or $20.00 per couple, per year.