Tuesday, December 8, 2009

April 2010 IHSC International Hustle and Salsa Competition

Back on Miami Beach! 
Billy Fajardo & Katie Marlow invite you 
the 11th Annual
International Hustle & Salsa Competition
April 29th - May 2nd, 2010
1 Super Bowl
Our IHSC 2010 registration form is now available! 
Register now and take advantage of our early bird rates.    Go to http://www.hustleandsalsa.com/registration.htm
and click on the yellow "Event Registration" button to download the form.

The Deauville Beach Resort, home of the IHSC, is now accepting reservations.
Reduced Rate from 2009!
IHSC rate of $119 + Tax per night.
Call 305-865-8511 directly and ask for the IHSC rate.

1 Super BowlJoin us for the Most Unique and Exciting Social Dance Event in the World.  Experience Hustle, Salsa and West Coast Swing from the top names in the world in a unique beachside location. 
Dancers can choose to follow just one track at the event -- Hustle, Salsa or West Coast Swing, or they can choose to experience a little or a lot of any of the other styles.  In addition to its fabulous master workshops, the incomparable IHSC offers three dedicated ballrooms on Friday and Saturday nights.  Attendees can move from Hustle to Salsa to West Coast Swing as easily as the mood captures them.
Our poolside dance parties are legendary, offering social dancers the opportunity to interact, learn and share ideas and experiences with other dancers from across the globe.    The IHSC  is an event that truly offers something for everyone.  Anyone from the casual social dancer to the most avid competitor will come away with a memorable moment from this amazing weekend.    With Social Dancing, Workshops, Competitions, Vendors galore and Incredible Performances from Internationally Renowned Performers and Champions from the Worlds of Hustle, Salsa, West Coast Swing and Ballroom - the IHSC is a non-stop social dance EXPERIENCE that keeps everyone talking for months after its conclusion.   


IHSC SocialOur roster of stars are continuously being updated on our website.  Just to give you an idea of some of our master instructors and performers:  Hustle Stars:  Billy Fajardo and Katie Marlow, Kelvin Roche and Loriann Greenhouse and many more!!   West Coast Swing Stars:  Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman, Robert Cordoba and Deborah Szekely  and many more!! Salsa Stars: Tito Ortos and Tamara Livolsi, Yamulee and many, many more.....
Check the Website for More Details on Who's Coming, What's Happening and More....
or call 954-358-0168 for more information.

Dancesation | 6919 W. Broward Blvd. | #104 | Plantation | FL | 33317

Monday, November 2, 2009

FW: EUROPE DANCE AWARD: The Ultimate International Dance Competitions 2010 in Spain, France and Italy... Call for Participation!


From: europeaward2010@tiscali.it [mailto:europeaward2010@tiscali.it]
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 12:00 AM
To: annette.leon@ntlworld.com
Subject: EUROPE DANCE AWARD: The Ultimate International Dance Competitions 2010 in Spain, France and Italy... Call for Participation!

November '09
April 2010

FOR ALL THE INFO: visit the website e-mail
International Competition for Dance Schools & Groups

The event in which you will participate is the Barcelona Dance Award 2010, a competition that has established itself as the largest and most important amateur dancing event in Europe, divided into different categories which awards the best groups, talents, choreographers and teachers. The commission of international experts, critics and representatives from the prestigious Dance Companies will judge the School and Dance Dep. participants.
Such an initiative will encourage cultural growth through dance as a universal language and will especially serve to stimulate friendship, solidarity, respect and mutual understanding. Our organisation plans these theatrical events guaranteeing top service, professional management, and proven experience. It will be our responsibility to work with you from the moment you confirm your participation. The theatre program, lodging and restaurants, information on the excursions and recreational activities have all been meticulously organised and the needs which could arise will be satisfied by our staff during your stay.

Why participate?
Our organisation, with offices in Italy and Spain, has worked to prepare the "Barcelona Dance Award 2010" dedicated to dance in all of its expressions, reserved for Schools of Dance, and Institutes.
Everyone can participate in this event, our office in Spain has organised your stay with an attractive program so that, you can dance in the Capital of the "Millenium" European Culture and beyond performing in various theatres, you have the opportunity to visit the splendour of Barçelona, Costa Brava.
Naturally, a theatrical adventure of this size will require some small challenges: it will be necessary to abandon our habits for several days, speak other languages, compete with the best schools and learn to manage our own images and preparation according to standards which are different from those at home.

50 dance groups participants,
27 different Countrie represented,
228 dance choreographies in Competition,
38 hours of Dance Competion in
4 Evening Shows,
1300 dancers and dance lovers participants,
2 different Theatres,

APRIL 1st - thursday
Expected arrival in Spain, settlement in the Hotels (after 13.00 h)
Theatrical activities for the dance groups;                                   
Following dinner in Hotel or packet dinner.

APRIL 2nd - friday 
8:00 AM Breakfast in the Hotel.      
Theatrical activities or free day – according to the group's theatrical program.    
Lunch and dinner (or Packet lunch / packet dinner) following the activities' program.        
The program will be definitive after the registration.  

APRIL 3rd - saturday   
8:00 AM Breakfast in the Hotel.   
Theatrical activities or free day – according to the group's theatrical program.   
Lunch and dinner (or Packet lunch / packet dinner) following the activities' program.   
The program will be definitive after the registration. 

APRIL 4th   (Easter Sunday)
8:00 AM Breakfast in the Hotel. 
Show Competition and following Awarding Ceremony. 
Packet dinner.

APRIL 5th - monday
8:00 AM Breakfast in the Hotel.
To Register:

Name of participating group.



: _____________________________________

Zip: _____________________________________

Telephone: _______________________________

E.mail: ___________________________________

The School will participate in the Festival with the following number of persons (dancers and non)                   .

Director of the participating School

Name: ____________________________________________

Last Name: _______________________________________

Address: __________________________________________

Telephone: _______________________________________

FAX: _____________________________________________




Europe Dance AWARD in ITALY!!

from 24th to 27th JUNE

The Advertising Material


MeetnGreet at Mountain Magic Dance Convention, Nov 7


General Interest


Contact Us









Hope you will join us 
the Meet & Greet Party Workshop
in Lake Tahoe - Mountain Magic

see invite below 




We so look forward to mingle with our members.  The party and workshop will be held at the MontBlue Resort and Spa in Lake Tahoe, Nevada on Saturday, Nov. 7, 5-6pm, room tba, for 60 minutes.  The mingle will start at 5pm with drinks and food, then followed by a 40 minute workshop at 5:20pm with your IHDA professionals. 

If you would like to join us, PLEASE RSVP by clicking on the reply button.

Bring a FRIEND:  Non-members can join for only $10 at the door. (includes one year membership with IHDA).  

Hope you will join us................ 





Coming Events
Click on images to view.

IHDA "For those who love Hustle"

If you have questions about ClubExpress or a transaction on your credit card statement, please call the toll-free at 1-866-HLP-CLUB (457-2582). Or if you have any questions about your membership please contact us at ihda_member@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting the International Hustle Dance Association.

IHDA Dance Council:

Billy Fajardo, President

Keith Gussoni, Vice-President
Daniel McGee, Treasurer
Elizabeth Darchi, Secretary
Jameson Kilburn, Publishing Director
Joyce Szili, Communications Editor

Raul Ante,  Event Music Coordinator

Debra Hampton, Competition & Constitution Chair
Ralph Ramirez, IHDA Observer
Tybaldt Urlich, Competition Coordinator

For general Information: ihda_member@yahoo.com


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Scam - Dance Instructor Needed

Below is a scam email. There are other reports of the same or similar scam.

The word is the scammer sends a fake check for services, paying more than the services cost. The person receiving the check sends
back a refund with a real check. The fake check eventually bounces.

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Dan [mailto:info788@singnet.com.sg]
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 1:40 PM
To: james.cole16@yahoo.com
Subject: Dance Instructor Needed

I'm looking for an experienced choreograph/Dance Instructor that could take about 12 individual for a dance training? What can your
establishment offer with regards to the request above?
I would like to know what is required cost implication and any other thing that will be require for a successful training for at
least four weeks between the month of November and December 2009.

I would like to book for one month and 2 weeks classes for 3 hours each day Monday to Saturday (morning hours) for a group of 10. We
are asking for 3 hours per day for 2 weeks - Monday - Saturday. A total of 36 hrs. We would be coming over for holiday and as part
of our plans we need dance classes/private lessons in ANY of the following area Ballet, belly dance and Pre-Dance as well as Salsa,
Swing and Ballroom. Do you have a training studio/facility where you conduct the classes? Do you have rooms or is there any hotel
close to your facility?

DATE: 29TH November TO 7TH December 2009

The group would be performing for a group of family members over there. I would love to get the total cost or a quote/estimate. What
are your payment options? Do you accept credit cards? I would be grateful if you will be willing to do the work to teach quality
classes and make us happy

Best Regards,

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Nov 19-22 Washington Last week for Pre-Reg prices to VSO Swing Dance Event

From: Barry Durand barry@danceeventlist.ccsend.com

VSO Virginia State Open Swing Championships

November 19-22, 2009

We have a fabulous discounted room rate at the Hilton Dulles of $79.
The rooms at this rate are almost gone so don't delay!

Airfares as low as $150 round trip to DC

Order tickets online - Weekend Tickets Just $89

Pre-Register by Oct 11 and save $$$$
Competitor Registration Online coming later today!

Join us for VSO the Virginia State Open Swing Dance Championships. NEW FORMAT THIS YEAR! This year's event will run similar to
Swing Fling. Yes, we will offer competition and dancing for all styles of dance including West Coast Swing, Hustle, Lindy, Shag,
and Hand Dance, but the main ballroom will feature West Coast Swing and Hustle mixes both Friday and Saturday night. Please go to
our website to see who's coming and how much fun you can have.

VSO is a member of NASDE and WSDC jack and jill points will count. We have a great hotel at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
with a $79 rate. Rooms are limited so please reserve today at 1-800-HILTONS and ask for Virginia State Open group to get the
special rate. VSO sold out last year and even though we have added more rooms, it will sell quickly.

Confirmed Swing & Hustle Personalities:
Robert & Nicola Royston
Jason Barnes & Erica Berg
Ben Morris & Melina Ramirez
Dave Paris & Zoe Klein (Paradizo Dance)
Robert Cordoba & Deborah Szekely
Jake Haning & Taletha Jouzdani
Barry Durand & Lisa Fay
Stephanie Batista, Robin Smith, Brian Gallagher,
Joyce Szil, Billy Marti, George Garcia, Erica Smith
Ken Roesel, Chris Joe & Lisa Schaupp
Frank G & Tara Stotz, Kevin Fitzhugh &Tammy Brown
Tony & Shawn Nguyen (Salsa),Debbie Lynn, Cassie Durand,
DeeJays- David Koppelman, Kelly Faust, Joe Mahoney

Lindy Hoppers Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg, Michael Johnson & Poppy Friske,
Gary & Sue Caley, Dorry Segev & Sommer Gentry and more

Come to the DC area and see how much fun our Swing Community is! This is the last NASDE swing dance event before the US Open so
come and play and get ready for the Open!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gainesville, Florida October to December 2009 Dance Alive National Ballet Performances and News

From: Judy Skinner dalive@bellsouth.net


After 17 years ... He's Back!

The ultimate DRACULA! Kim Tuttle's amazing full-length ballet based on the Bram Stoker story of the vampire called Dracula will
return to the Phillips Center October 30th at 7 PM.

"An exciting combination of dance, music, narration, and setting creates a vivid, multi-sensory experience.

This is an intensely dramatic work with Dracula, as portrayed by Andre Valladon, a vibrant, sensual, hypnotic, sometimes
animal-like, character with total control over his environment. Michele Incollingo reprises her role as 'Lucy'; even more brilliant
than in 1992! Actor, dancer, choreographer Ric Rose returns as the narrator with Isabel Garcia-Rose once again dancing the role of
'Mina'. DANB principal dancers Carla Amancio and Beth Ann Maslinoff are featured as Dracula's vampire brides with Tak Kwan Chu Dr.
John Seward. New DANB principals Rostislav Dzabraev, Eivar Martinez, Reka Gyulai, Laura Clark, Heather Martinez and Elitsa Zafirova
will make their debut with DANB in this performance. You are in for a real treat! This is an amazing group of dancers!

DRACULA is a huge production with over thirty dancers taking the stage. It is also a massive undertaking with numerous costumes
required - and then there is the set! This 2009 production features the spectacular sets designed by brilliant visual artist
Margaret Ross Tolbert. Originally constructed by Jim Kasserman and artist Paul Costanza, Ms. Tolbert's work has been brought to
life by artist Patrick Giles.

If you like a good story - if you enjoy gorgeous bodies in motion - if you like a variety of music - if you want an amazing
entertaining evening ... DON'T MISS DRACULA!

Tickets from $15 to $35 at the Phillips Center or any Ticketmaster Outlet.


Friday, October 30th 9 PM
On-Stage at Dracula's Castle

"I truly desire you to attend my Halloween Costume Ball following my October 30th performance .... on stage in my Transylvanian
castle starting at 9 PM.

I will have a personal fiend, I wouldn't call him a friend, playing ghoulish music for the pleasure of your dancing and there will
be delightfully decadent "finger" foods, "Bloody" Mary's and other demonic delights to feed your cravings.

Do NOT dare to disappoint me!"
Count Dracula

Anyone who has attended a Dance Alive event KNOWS they give a great party! Don't miss this one. It promises to be frighteningly
Best costume wins a mysteriously wonderful prize.
Tickets $35.
Available at the Phillips Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster Outlet. For more information, call 352.371-2986


October 30th at 6 PM
Fackler Foyer East at the Phillips Center

Scary - Safe - Fun!
A great way for your children to trick and treat! Punch and cookies and costumes, oh my! What a way to celebrate the fun of

Dracula is looking for ghosts, goblins, pumpkins, fairy princesses, pirates, and super hero's ... not to mention the occasional
football player, cheerleader and ballerina!
Best costume wins a prize!

Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Fackler Foyer East
$15 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


It wasn't looking good. Both the County and the State cut all funding for arts education programming. At risk, Dancin', a
residency program, and Discover Dance, a program that brings children and disabled or at-risk adults from Alachua and 13 surrounding
counties to professional dance productions during the school day. DANB received notice late in September that Target was awarding
DANB grants for educational programming. While not fully funding the program, the $5,500 grant will be a big help! Thanks to
Target, Discover Dance, a program that began in 1986, will continue.

Dance Alive National Ballet

DANB has just received notice that it has been awarded a $25,000 Culture Builds Florida's Future grant for "Mission Olympus". The
grant will help develop and enhance programs that augment and advance DANB and Art of the Olympians mission statements, reflect
Culture Builds Florida's Future, promote innovative artistic creativity and inform, inspire, educate and challenge audiences and
artists of all ages.

Gainesville audiences will see some of the results of "Mission Olympus" in the spring concert, Fused Tutu.

Bulgarian born Reka Gyulai makes her debut with DANB at the Villages in Lady Lake performing Ashton's La Fille Mal Gardee, Tuttle's
L'Amour and Skinner's Aleatorio. In Dracula, Ms. Gyulai portrays on of Dracula's vampire brides.eivar

Venezuelan born Eivar Martinez made his debut dancing Kim Tuttle's Sincerely at the Villages/Gainesville in September. He will
perform Tuttle's L'Amour and Skinner's Aleatorio at the Villages in Lady Lake before performing for Gainesville audiences as
Holmwood, Lucy's fiancee in Dracula. Mr. Martinez is an amazing partner; partnering Ms. Incollingo, Ms. Garcia-Rose and Ms. Amancio
for upcoming performances. Wonderful news for Mr.Martinez and DANB, his wife, ballerina Heather Martinez, and their son will
arrive soon in Gainesville! Ms. Martinez will debut as a gypsy in Dracula.

Did I mention that we have gorgeous dancers? Ms. Zafirova arrived in September and has been working learning much of DANB's
repertoire. She will make her Gainesville debut as a gypsy in Dracula. Elitsa Zafirova comes to DANB from Bulgaria. Ms. Zatirova
is a tall long legged nineteen year old who most recently performed with the Bulgarian National Ballet.

Another one of our gorgeous new dancers! Laura Clark, from Miami, comes to DANB from Ballet Gamonet. A professional ballet dancer
who wanted to continue her academic education, Gainesville, UF and Dance Alive National Ballet was the perfect answer! Ms. Clark
makes her debut as a gypsy in Dracula.

Russian born Rostislav Dzabraev opens the season dancing Gopak and La Fille Mal Gardee at the Villages in Lady Lake followed by a
performance as lawyer Jonathan Harker in Dracula. Mr. Rostislav will enter the USA Ballet Competition; coached by Andre Valladon.

Why Are Principal Dancers Suffering Multiple Personalities?

Principal Michele Incollingo isn't sure if she is the Sugar Plum Fairy, Dracula's Lucy, Cio Cio San from Madame Butterfly or the
siren in L'Amour! But then, principal dancer Andre Valladon doesn't know if he is the princely Cavalier in Nutcracker, the sensual
Count Dracula or the friendly tipsy guy in L'Amour! The company has been busy this past month rehearsing for THREE different
programs - Ballet Spectacular for tour, Dracula and Nutcracker! You can catch up with them on the following dates:

* 10/24 Ballet Spectacular at the Villages in Lady Lake
* 10/30 Dracula in Gainesville
* 11/15 Nutcracker in Starke
* 12/4 Nutcracker in Flagler Beach
* 12/6 Nutcracker at the Villages in Lady Lake
* 12/11 Nutcracker in Palatka
* 12/12 Nutcracker in Madison, FL
* 12/17-20 Nutcracker in Gainesville

Dance Alive National Ballet is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 by the National Endowment for the Arts,
a federal agency in partnership with the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts
and Culture. Dance Alive National Ballet is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes
that a great nation deserves great art, the City of Gainesville, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and a Tourist
Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist
Development Council.

Dance Alive National Ballet | 1325 NW 2nd Street | Gainesville | FL | 32601

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

October 30 Halloween Country & Swing Dance Event Last 3 Days for Early Prices - Harrisburg, PA

From: Barry Durand barry@danceeventlist.ccsend.com

3 Days Left for Early Bird Prices!
Halloween in Harrisburg
& SwingZingR
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
October 30, 31 & November 1, 2009
Early Bird Registration Pricing Ends
at Midnight, Wednesday
September 30, 2009

Early Bird Discounts still available: The Early Bird Discounts are available only 'til Wednesday midnight, September 30th. Register
now and $AVE on your passes, dinner and show tickets and dance entry fees. Download and print a complete flyer from our website
Halloween In Harrisburg and use your credit card to register by fax 717-731-6060, by phone 717-763-4416, send us an eMail
jlbartholomew@comcast.net or by registering online.

Ballroom Smooth & Rhythm Couples and ProAm Championships Hugely popular last year, our 2nd Annual, e-x-p-a-n-d-e-d American
Ballroom Championships will start promptly at 9:00am Friday morning and run 'til 3:00pm, October 30th. It's Match Competition where
you use YOUR OWN syllabus! Even more ballroom instructors and students are already reserved. We expect a great turnout.
Pre-registration required before October 15th. (Discounts end September 30th.)

Our same, great Hotel Carlisle
is ready to accept reservations by phone 800-692-7315 or 717-243-1717. Our very special room rate is just $80.00, a huge bargain
while space is available. You must mention the Halloween in Harrisburg Dance Event to receive this super price. Great Restaurant,
Swimming Pool Splash Parties, wonderful Karaoke Bar, and two great ballrooms! Make your reservations today!

Two simultaneous Social Dance Parties for One Great Price each night on Friday and Saturday: Dance 'til you drop. Swing 'n Hustle
in one room, Country Ballroom Mix in the other! "If you stay, our DJ's will play!" We feature Mike Kelley's rompin' stompin'
Country Ballroom Party on both Friday and Saturday nights. Don't miss Dale, Anita, Jim and Peggy's famous "Potomac Swing Dance
Club" party in the Swing Ballroom Friday evening followed by internationally infamous 'dance 'til the rooster crows' DJ Wildman
Louie St George in the Swing Room both Friday and Saturday nights

Hope to see you at Halloween in Harrisburg!

Jeff & Lynn Bartholomew

Thursday, September 24, 2009

January 4-10 Worlds Dance Event - Nashville

Worlds is coming back to Nashville - the beautiful Opryland hotel. We are back in the Delta Ballroom and it will be bigger and
better than ever. Please visit our website http://www.ucwdcworlds.com

Country Couples, Line Dance, Teams & More!
January 4 - 10, 2010
at the beautiful Opryland Hotel Nashville, Tennessee
Complete tentative schedule is now online.
Workshops will be taught From Monday afternoon through Sunday! Competition Starts Monday evening Jan 4th.

Worlds is coming to the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. This 18th annual event features the top couples, pro-am, teams & line
dance competitors from all over the world competing for over $75,000 in prizes. The UCWDC (United Country Western Dance Council)
produces this annual world class event which is the largest and the most fun of its kind! It's more than a competition... it's a
festival! In addition to watching the competitors, you can attend workshops, shop at a wide variety vendor booths, make some new
friends, and dance, dance, dance! The Country Dance World Championships is a week long dance vacation.

* Top Country Couples, Pro-Am & Line Dance Competition!
* Team & Choreography Competition!
* World Class Variety Show Included!
* Shop at the Vendor Fair!
* Pro-Am Swing, Hustle!
* Dance all night long!
* Open to the Public!

Dance, Dance, Dance
The World Championships event is filled to the brim with dance activities for everyone whether you're interested in line dancing,
couples dancing, country, swing, hustle, social dancing, watching the competitions or pure dance entertainment. So for days that
begin early and last well into the night, dancers and spectators alike will have the opportunity to witness a tremendous variety of
competitions in numerous dances categories for all ages and ability levels - all where World Championship Titles are at stake. In
addition to the competitions, there will also be many social dance segments when dancers can gather, socialize, and compare notes on
the many exciting events taking place throughout the five full days.

This will be a Worlds to remember.

Happy Dancing

Barry Durand
Worlds Promotion Director

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sept 4, 2009 New York - Hustle Dance Compeititon Meeting and Meet n Greet at NYHC

From: International Hustle Dance Association

SPECIAL Meet & Greet including a Competition Meeting

If you need further answers on the New Guidelines please come join us.


There will be a Competitors meeting for questions concerning the Pro/Am Guidelines.

This will be held at the New York Hustle Congress on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, held in the Hilton Hotel, NY. The Party will start at
6pm with drinks and food, with the add-on workshop, then starting at 7pm will be the Competitors meeting.

If you would like to join us, please rsvp by clicking on the reply button.

Bring a FRIEND: Non-members can join for only $10 at the door. (includes one year membership with IHDA).

Hope you will join us................

IHDA "For those who love Hustle"

Coming Events
http://www.puertoricohustlesalsafestival.com http://www.hoorayforhollywooddancefestival.com
http://www.michelledance.com/mmm.html http://www.centralcoastswingdance.com/hustlehalloween/index.html

Thank you for supporting the International Hustle Dance Association.

IHDA Dance Council:

Billy Fajardo, President

Keith Gussoni, Vice-President
Daniel McGee, Treasurer
Elizabeth Darchi, Secretary
Jameson Kilburn, Publishing Director
Joyce Szili, Communications Editor

Raul Ante, Event Music Coordinator

Debra Hampton, Competition & Constitution Chair
Ralph Ramirez, IHDA Observer
Tybaldt Urlich, Competition Coordinator
For general Information: ihda_member@yahoo.com

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

April 1-5, 2010 BARCELONA DANCE AWARD: Call for Participation to the Ultimate International Dance Competitions 2010

From: dancegrandprix2008@tiscali.it


Showcases/Competitions for emerging & established
all age Dance Schools/Companies from all over the World!


Don't stay at home!


e-mail barcelona2008@tiscali.it?subject=BarcelonaItalYInfo
website http://web.tiscali.it/fordancers2005/

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Live Bands Usually Play Music Too Fast

A friend of mine has a swing band. I sent him the following.

Almost all live bands play too fast or too slow for people that know how to dance. The tempo should be between 110 and 130 beats per
minute most of the time. The range should be between 90 to 150. Extremes can be faster or slower, but should be rare.

Contra bands are play at the correct speed for dancers. Go to a Contra dance and you can see.

A simple test is to see if you can walk comfortably to the speed of the music. That is what dancing is. Walking to music.

Here are music speeds for dancers in beats per minute.

110 - Samba

110 - 130 Lindy Hop comfortable
140 - 160 Fast Lindy Hop
170+ Super fast

90 - 120 West Coast Swing
130 - 140 Fast West Coast Swing

110 - 120 Hustle (Disco) comfortable
120 - 130 Fast Hustle

Steps per beats of music

3/2 - Samba (3 steps in 2 beats - counted One a-Two)

8/6 and 10/8 - Swing, all types - counted One Two Three-and-Four Five-and-Six
or One Two Three-and-Four Five Six Seven-and-Eight)

4/3 - Hustle (counted a-One Two Three)

Latin dances are variations on the same theme. The dances are Bolero, Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa (Mambo)

These dances are 3 steps and pause on 4 beats. They are counted Quick Quick Slow or One Two Three pause. Cha Cha varies this with a
cha cha on the pause, counted One Two Three-and-Four.

3/4 - Bolero, Rumba, Salsa (3 steps on 4 beats)

5/4 - Cha Cha (this is the same as Swings 10/8)

Typical Speeds for Latin dances

? 70 - 110 Bolero
90 - 140 Rumba
110 - 140 Cha Cha
140 - 200+ Salsa, Mambo

Thursday, March 5, 2009

March 27 St. Petersburg folk festival

We have a 3 day folk fest here at St. Petersburg waterfront park. See www.Spiffs.org for details. March 27 to March 29. Some 40-60
countries. They have booths, sell food and native articles. Continuous entertainment, mainly dancing, but other things too.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Billy and Katie's Class Schedules and Upcoming Hustle and Salsa Parties and IHSC

Billy Fajardo and Katie Marlow's News

Schedules of Classes, Upcoming Dance Parties and IHSC 2009

Upcoming Dance Parties
Saturday, March 21, 2009
in Fort Lauderdale, at The Opera Center

Hustle Class 7PM
Salsa Class 8 PM
Dance Party 9PM til 1AM
Hustle, Salsa and WC Swing

$15 One Class and Party
$20 Two Classes and Party
$10 Party Only

Bring a dish to share.
Call Mona 954-868-9100 for questions and more information

The Josephine S Leiser Opera Center
221 SW 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Class Information

For the best in hustle, join Billy Fajardo and Katie Marlow and staff every Monday and Thursday evenings, and Salsa Wednesday

Monday night hustle class is now located at The Josephine S Leiser Opera Center
221 SW 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 728-9700

Monday Night Class dates
Monday March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

New Class Times
7:30 PM Introduction to Hustle
7:30 PM Beg/Int Hustle with Katie Marlow
8:30 PM Int/Adv Hustle with Billy Fajardo

$10 per class

Stay for practice party after class.

For more information, please contact:
Mona 954-868-9100
Billy 954-560-7068
Katie 954-817-3161
Email: hustleandsalsa@aol.com

Tuesday Classes at the Paladium are canceled until further notice

Wednesday Night Salsa Classes at Just Fit
7067-A W. Broward Boulevard
Plantation, Florida 33317

located in the Plantation Marketplace, at Broward Blvd. and SW 70th Ave in Plantation.

Wednesday Night Class dates
Wed March 4, 11, 18, 25

7:30PM Beginning Salsa

No Intermediate/ Advanced Salsa Class for the Month of March

$10 per class for Just Fit members
$10 per class for Opera Center Students
$15 per class for non members

For more information, please contact:
Billy Fajardo 954-560-7068
Email: billyfajardo@comcast.net

Thursday Night Classes at Goldcoast Ballroom
1415 Lyons Rd
Coconut Creek, FL 33063

Thursday Night Class dates
Thursday March 5, 12, 19, 26

$12 per class

7:00 PM Introduction to Hustle with Katie Marlow
8:00 PM Beg/Int Hustle with Katie Marlow
9:00 PM Int/Adv Hustle with Billy Fajardo

No changes to Thursday Night Class info

10th Year Anniversary IHSC 2009- International Hustle and Salsa Competition at The Deauville hotel in Miami, Florida

For Online Registration, Competition Entries and General Information

June 18 - 22 Dance Grand Prix Italy 2009 International Dance Competition for Dance Schools/Groups

from 18th to 22nd June in the Center of Italy

in one of the Best Italian Old Wood Theatre, just beetwen the Wonderful Art Cities of Venice and Florence!

The COUNTDOWN has begun: only 4 months left for this International Competition for Dance Schools/Groups from all over the World

Contact email: barbiericello@tiscali.it

Click Here for all the info

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

May 7-10 Washington, DC Easterns Dance

From: Barry Durand danceeventlist@aol.com


Country, Line Dance, Swing, Ballroom & More.

Hotel Rooms Going Quickly - reserve today

Early Tickets Available

Eastern's is coming to the Washington, DC area May 7-10. This is our 22nd year and you are invited to join us for a party filled
with open dancing, competition, workshops and just plain fun.

Hotel Rooms Going Quickly - Call 1-800-HILTONS
Easterns is one of the most well established and fun events in the east and now is the time to get tickets.

Barry Durand
Dance Event List

Monday, February 23, 2009

April 30 For International Hustle and Salsa Registration Active

Many airlines are running sales from New York Airports to Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Check out Kayak.com or other travel websites.

Are You Dreaming of Warm Weather, Cool Ocean Breezes, Romantic Sunsets, and Dancing By the Pool?

Then Reserve Your Rooms Now
Billy Fajardo and Katie Marlow

Present the 10th Year Anniversary
International Hustle and Salsa Competition
This year's Saturday night show will highlight the best of the past 10 years.
Be sure not to miss it.
Registration forms are available at www.hustleandsalsa.com

Back at the Deauville Beach Resort
Directly on the beach
with 24 Hour Walgreens, 24 Hour Venezia Pizza, 24 Hour IHOP, Dunkin Donuts, and Norman's Restaurant across the street

April 30-May 3, 2009
Arrive early for special pre party Wednesday, April 29
at The Paladium Night Club...Transportation from the hotel to The Paladium will be available.

Reserve your rooms now. This event sells out early
Special IHSC 2009 Room Rates
$139 per night
when booking for this rate mention
IHSC/Intl Hustle and Salsa Group Rate
Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue . Miami Beach, Florida 33141
Phone numbers at the resort are
305-865-8511 or 800-327-6656

Click here for Event Sign Up and Info at http://www.hustleandsalsa.com

Call for more event information 954-358-0168

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Partnership Dancing is Coming

The extraordinary book Partnership Dancing™ is available in pre-release version.

Partnership Dancing™ shows you how all the choreography in every social dance can be done following three simple rules.

You use the same signals with every partner in every dance.

Communicating with a dance partner is effortless with Partnership Dancing™. You and your partner will agree on exactly what every signal means and what to do.

Learn Partnership Dancing and be the most knowledgeable and most popular dancer in your group.

Visit www.PartnershipDancing.com

The Ultimate Barcelona Dance Awards 2009 International Dance Competition for Dance Schools and Groups

BARCELONA_DANCE_AWARDS_09" International Dance Competition for Dance Schools/Groups. This year's deadline is planing...and we
encourage modern/ballet dance emerging and established choreographers/comp

last places at your disposal for the Ultimate AwarDancEurope International Dance Competition for Schools/Groups:


EASTER HOLIDAY TIME in Spain from 9th to 13rd APRIL 2009

DANCE GRAND PRIX ITALY SUMMER TIME in Italy from 18th to 22nd JUNE 2009


Contact: dancegrandprixitaly@tiscali.it

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