July-August 1997

The dancing was HOT at Steve Zener's Country Dance Classic, held in Fresno over
the Memorial Day weekend. My congratulation to Steve and his staff for organizing
another exciting dance competition that featured "Just Dance" and "Jack-n-Jill"
competitions in W.C. Swing, Cha Cha, Country Two Step and yes, HUSTLE. Here are
some of the results from the Hustle divisions. "Just Dance Advanced Hustle",
first place, Liz Baldwin and Michael Monarch, second place, Ava Apple (HDC) and
Raul Ante (HDC), third place, Denise Davis and Rob Brown. "Just Dance
Novice/Intermediate Hustle", first place, Heather Wagner (HDC) and Frank Oliva
(HDC), second place, Valen and Victor. "Jack-N-Jill Advanced Hustle", first
place, Julie Millet and Ed Van Horn, second place, Marina and Michael Monarch,
third place, Liz Baldwin and Johnny Millet. In the "Jack-N-Jill
Novice/Intermediate" second place went to Heather Wagner (HDC) & Victor.
Unfortunately I do not have the names of the first or third place winners in this
category. My apologies to Victor, I know how to say his last name but I do not
have the correct spelling. Another special note, HDC members Heather Wagner and
Steve Ahl received first place in the "Just Dance Advanced Swing". Also, Hustle
USA organizers and HDC members Debra Hampton and David Sarul were on hand to
teach four great Hustle workshops and also performed a Hustle Exhibition that
was enjoyed by all.  

The Salsa and Hustle Workshops with Maria Torres and Angel Figueroa, June 7th
& 8th, were again very well attended. The workshops were fabulously fun and
exciting with great patterns and dance technique for both men and women, too bad
if you missed them. I would like to thank all those who attended for their
support and to all of you who booked private lessons and a very special thank
you to Robin Rebello, Stephanie Elkin, Dennis Mc Affee and Kelly Moran for their
help during the workshops. Also, my personal THANK YOU's to Steve Ahl and Bobby
Concepcion for their help in making Maria and Angel's visit comfortable. The
next Hustle Dance Club workshop is October 26th, with Atlas Griffith, mark you

Held the same weekend, June 7th & 8th, was Tom Maddox's Disco weekend
competition. We have a partial list of winners, from the Hustle categories. "Just
Dance Champion Hustle", 1st place to Rosie Campos & Jessie Infante, 2nd place
to Michelle French & Archie Dawson, 3rd place to Lisa and Martin Parker. "Just
Dance Advanced Hustle", 1st place, Liz Baldwin and Michael Monarch. 

Here is a complete list of winners from the "Jack-N-Jill Hustle" contest at
Rick's Rendezvous Ballroom. 1st place, Julie Meyers and Michael Everest, 2nd
place, Laurie Nielsen and Steven Randall, 3rd place, Ria Garrison and Steven
Ward. Great Job!

We had several out of town HDC guests during June and July. Randy Atlas from
Miami, Florida was our guest instructor July 1st at the Grand Palace, also
visiting was Gordon Lee from Minnesota. Gordon happened to check out our Saturday
night dance at the Starlite Ballroom.   

HOT FLASH! At the "Mid-Summer Night Swing" Dance, held at Lincoln Center, in New
York City, on July 2nd, the Classic Hustle contest was won by HDC members, Ava
Apple from San Francisco, CA. and Luis Rosa from Bronx, N.Y., 2nd place was Kim
Vanaman and Steve Borth from Boston, Mass., 3rd place Carmen Thomas and Frank
Perez, from New Jersey. Congratulations to Ava and Luis for an outstanding
performance, they beat out twenty eight other couples, and the competition was
HOT! The event attracted several thousand people and was hosted by Hustle "Diva"
Maria Torres, the event featured performers Thelma Houston and Kathy Sledge from
"Sister Sledge".  Luis will be in the Bay Area in August, and will team up with
Ava for several workshops (see workshop listings). Luis will also be our guest
instructor at the Grand Palace on Tuesday August 5th and will assist Ava at her
Monday classes at The Allegro Ballroom on August 4th and 11th, with a special
performance on August 11th at 10pm. Ava and Luis will also perform a Hustle Demo
at the Friday night Hustle Party at The Metronome Ballroom (Block Party Room)
on August 8th. You don't want to miss this - be there or be square.  

September is just around the corner and I'm itching to go to New York. Why?
HUSTLE USA Dance Championships that's why! This event is for the serious Hustle
Dancer. Even though, I have attended Country Western and Swing events that
feature Hustle Competition. These events are geared for Country and Swing
dancing. The Hustle USA Dance Championships are sponsored by Hustle enthusiast
and the music is Hustle ... , Hustle ... and more Hustle. If some of you, who
are Country Western or Swing dancers and have an interest in Hustle, this is the
event you do not want to miss. If you simply are there to watch you can visually
see what's happening with Hustle dancing. If you are there for the general
dancing, I can guarantee your Hustle Dancing will improve in just three days!
I may sound like an info-commercial but that's the truth. Just ask some of the
people who have attended. Life is short and sometimes hard and one of the hardest
things to do, in life, is simply show up. Time to 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-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

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
8:30-9:30pm with Ava Apple. Dancing 9:30-11pm. MUSIC MIX: Hustle, Salsa, Nite
Club 2 step, & requests. Drop in single class $9.00, two classes $15.00, party
only $4.00 or free with class. Hustle Club Members $1.00 off with membership

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. lessons with Rosanna Mendoza & Earl Ante, Int./Adv. lessons
8-9pm with Raul Ante. 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,
$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,

FRIDAYS @ Club Xenon Ballroom, 2055 Gellert Blvd, Suite #2, Daly City, CA. PH#
415-754-1744. Dancing 9pm-1am, Host & D.J., Mario Rulloda, MUSIC MIX: Latin,
E.C. Swing, Hustle

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

MONDAYS @ The Vienna Grill, 146 Maple Ave., Vienna, Virginia, Ph# 703-255-0800
Beg. & Int. Hustle Lessons 7-8:30pm with Joyce Szili, Hustle dancing 8:30-11:00pm
with D.J. "The Gator", $10.00 lesson and dancing, $7.00 dancing only. MUSIC MIX:
Hustle, W.C. 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.

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

FRIDAYS @ Club Boca, 7000 Palmetto Rd. Boca Raton, dancing 9-midnight. MUSIC MIX:

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.

The Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave. Emeryville, CA., Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm
Beg. Hustle, 8:30-9:30pm 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:

Metronome Ballroom, 1830 17th St. @ DeHaro, S.F., CA., for schedule and info call

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

Saturday, July 26th, Hustle Workshop with Ava Apple and Raul Ante, 1:30-4:30,
Int/Adv Hustle, $24.00. Club Xenon Ballroom, 2055 Gellert Blvd. suite #2, Daly
City, CA. For more info call Mario Rulloda @ 415-754-1744

Saturday, August 2nd, Int/Adv Hustle Workshop with Ava Apple and Luis Rosa,
winners of the "Mid-Summer Night Swing", Classic Hustle contest. At Club Xenon,
2055 Gellert Blvd. suite #2, Daly City, CA. 1:30pm to 4:30pm. $24.00.
Call 415-754-1744 for more info.

Sunday, August 10th Hustle Workshops with Ava Apple and Luis Rosa at Jon Sims
Center, 1519 Mission St. between 11th & S. Van Ness, S.F. Int. 12-1:30pm, Adv.
2:00-3:45pm, $18.00 for one, $32.00 for both if paid in advance, at the door,
$22.00 for one, $40.00 for both. HDC members $16.00 for one class, $30.00 for
both, advance purchase only! Send check payable to: Ava Apple, 683 Haight St.
S.F., CA 94117 or call 415-681-8140 for more info. 

Saturday, August, 23rd Hustle Workshop with Ava Apple and Raul Ante, Int/Adv
workshop 1:30pm-4:30pm, $24.00. At Club Xenon Ballroom, 2055 Gellert Blvd suite
#2, Daly City, CA. For more info call 415-754-1744. 

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.

Ava Apple 415-681-8140, Arthur Calandrelli 415-567-3421, 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.
Debra Hampton & David Sarul (Los Angeles) 213-653-7088, Ceasar Ricaurte (Los
Angeles) 714-837-0440, Michael & Mari Kiehm (San Diego) 619-287-9036,
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, Diane Nardone (New Jersey)

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:

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:

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

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

$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

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.
$29.95 each plus $2.00 shipping & handling

$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.

SUNDANCE SUMMER DANCE FESTIVAL, July 25th-27th, 1997, Palm Springs, CA. This
event will have "Just Dance Pro/Am Competitions" in Hustle, Two Step, Swing &
Cha Cha, (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced & Juniors). Plus "Jack-N-Jill
Competitions" in Hustle, Two Step & Swing (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced &
Champions). Hustle workshops taught by, Phil Adams, Robert Cordoba, Martin Parker
and Louie Herrera. Other workshop instructors include Wayne & Sharlot Bott, Tony
& Yvonne Gutsch, Michelle Adams, Mike Haley, Larry Winter, Bob Bahrs, Carrie
Lucas, Lyndee Campbell, Gary Jobst and Richard Cortez. For more information call
562-92-dance or write to: Sundance Dance Club, P.O. Box 1287, Norwalk, CA 90651,
E-Mail at:

SWING DANCE FESTIVAL, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1st, at The Buena Park Hotel, 1-4 persons
$65.00 (800)-422-4444, mention Sundance Dance Festival for group rates, 4 day
adult tickets $80.00, juniors (6-17) $40.00, tickets must be postmarked before
August 20th, send check to: Sundance Dance Club, P.O. Box 1287, Norwalk, CA
90650. 4 days and nights of Swing & Hustle Dancing, plus Just Dance Competitions
in Swing, Hustle, Disco Two Step (all levels), Just Dance Pro/Am Competitions
in Swing, Hustle, Disco Two Step and Cha Cha (all levels), Jack-N-Jill
Competitions in Swing and Hustle (all levels) and Show Case Swing Competitions
for advance & champion levels dancers. For more info call 562-92-DANCE.

Sept. 26th, 27th & 28th, HUSTLE USA Dance Championships @ The Holiday Inn, 440
West 57th St. New York, N.Y. Call 212-581-8100 for Hotel accommodations,  MUST
MENTION HUSTLE USA for hotel reservations. Tickets are $75.00 for all three
days. Make checks payable to: HUSTLE USA, 724-1/2 N. Croft Ave. Los Angeles, CA
90069 or call 1-800-92-HUSTLE, Workshop price for ticket holders $10.00 each,
non ticket holders, $15.00 each. (Pay for workshops at the door) This event will
include eight great workshops with top teachers 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 and fifteen dance divisions. For
Dancers interested in competing or attending, please contact Raul Ante @ 415-467-8830
for information, applications, or rules and regulations or 1-800-92
HUSTLE for more info. 

GOLDEN STATE DANCE CLASSIC, Oct. 17-19 at The Holiday Inn, 222 W. Houston Ave.
Fullerton, CA., 1-4 persons: $64.00, ph# 1-714-992-1700, mention golden state
dance classic for group rate, for more info call 1-562-92-DANCE, Advance tickets
$59.00 for adults, teens (6-17) $39.00 must be postmarked before Oct. 1st. Mail
to Sundance Dance Club, P.O. Box 1287, Norwalk, CA 90651, tickets include all
workshops, Saturday Buffet dinner, 3 days & nights of dancing, 10 workshops,
Jack-N-Jill competitions, Just dance Hustle & Pro-Am Hustle competitions, plus
Swing and Cha Cha.

Back Issues of the Hustle News can be accessed on the Hustle Dance Web server:
For internet services contact; Rahul Dhesi 408-293-8078
Also check out Ava's web page at: 

#274, Celina Hall, Hayward, CA
#275, Janet Flint, Oakland, CA
#276, Tom Hoffman, Hayward, CA
#277, Bob Maclean, Mt. View, CA
#278, Paul Mc Namara, Santa Clara, CA
#279, Diane Larkin, Eden Paririe, MN
#280, Joung Yoon, Santa Clara, CA
#281, Rose Belair, S.S.F., CA
#282, Bob Dantas, Mt. View, CA
#283, Roy Raaum, Rancho Cordova, CA
#284, Nils Dullum, S.F., CA
#285, C.E. (Tom) Velez, Rockville, MD
#286, Cora Schmid, Mt. View, CA
#287, Allan Farovitch, San Rafael, CA
#288, Roberta Steiner, San Rafael, CA
#289, Diane Nardone, Washington Township, N.J
#290, Michael Salermo, Washington Township, N.J

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,
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.