HUSTLE DANCE REVIVAL … With Julia St. Marie in Las Vegas
HUSTLE — THE MOST FUN YOU WILL EVER HAVE DANCING !!!
NEW YORK HUSTLE—A REALLY GREAT AMERICAN DANCE !!!
FUN !!! SPECTACULAR !!! THRILLING !!! EXCITING !!!
NO PARTNER NECESSARY
BE PART OF A FUN, GROWING, EXCITING, & CHALLENGING DANCE GROUP
WHAT IS THE NEW YORK HUSTLE?
Anyone who remembers the late 1970’s and early 80’s will also remember New York Hustle, a great American dance that came out of Spanish Harlem at that time. It evolved out of Puerto Rican Mambo. The dance reflected the free spirit of the times. The Vietnam War had ended, the Watergate scandal was over, and America’s young people wanted to have fun & party! And there was the Hustle, waiting with open arms. It became the great dance of young people. Discotheques were built in every city in America, classic disco music for hustle dancing was being heard everywhere, and for the first time in several generations, young people were dressing up and going out to dance. It was a fun, fun, fun nation-wide phenomenon!
YOUR INSTRUCTOR: JULIA ST. MARIE
Julia St. Marie is one of New York’s original Hustle dancers. She is a professional dancer with life-long training in all areas of dance & performing arts: ballet, jazz dance, modern dance, gymnastics, ballroom, latin, social dancing, and more. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s Julia would have been found dancing Hustle at all of New York’s great discotheques. She later relocated to Las Vegas and had a career as a professional dance performer in many shows on & off The Strip.
Today, Julia currently is teaching private lessons only.
You can find Julia at: www.HustleHallOfFame.Com
FOOTWEAR FOR HUSTLE
In Hustle, we do a lot of pivoting and walking on a wood dance floor.
If you like Hustle, and wish to stay involved long-term (and in order to make dancing more comfortable), you might want to invest in a pair of ballroom dance shoes. These are specially designed to walk & freely pivot on a wood dance floor. They have either leather or suede soles, and a strap or laces over the top of the ankle to keep the shoe on the foot. Usually a woman’s shoe has a 3 or 4-inch heel, and a man’s shoe has a 1-inch heel. You should avoid wearing flip-flops, slip-ons, platforms, boots, athletic footwear, or soles of synthetic materials like nylon or rubber (since these will grip the floor, and prevent you from pivoting freely). Avoid patent leather, or shoes with protruding welts on their edge. Temporarily, dress shoes with leather soles, or even thick socks, might work. There is a discount store near Eastern & Sunset that seems to have the best prices:
DANCE 4 LESS, DISCOUNT DANCE SHOES & DANCEWEAR, 2700 E. Patrick Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89120. This is at the corner of Patrick Ln. and Harrison, just east of Eastern Ave., and north of Sunset, near a Walmart Super Center. They are open till 6pm, I believe. Phone: (702) 262-7946, and website: www.Dance4Less.Com. If you mention that you study dance at Step By Step Ballroom, you will receive a discount.
Spend some time at the store, and make sure the shoes fit properly before purchasing them.
Proper footwear will make your dancing much more comfortable!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Julia St. Marie