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COME PARTY WITH US THIS NEW YEAR'S EVE and BRING IN THE NEW YEAR with DANCING and MUSIC! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 at the 92nd Street Y BEST DEAL FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE! TWO FANTASTIC DJs!!!! DJ PETER playing sets of mixed Ballroom from 8pm-10pm and small sets throughout the night DJ NELSON 'Paradise' ROMAN- HUSTLE DANCING MIX MASTER playing the very best hustle dance music from 10pm-2am CASH BAR with the friendliest bartenders $35 if purchased online at the 92Y website (copy link below) Includes fabulous dance performance by ROBERTO PAGAN & ROSA PAREDES Champagne toast and countdown at midnight, Hats & Noisemakers, Hors d'oeuvres, Soda, Coffee, Tea and Cake ***Special parking rate of only $12 at GGMC parking garage located at 230 E. 92nd St bet. 2nd/3rd aves. closest to 3rd Ave. Get your parking ticket stamped from security on street level of the 92Y 1395 Lexington Ave @ 92nd Street To reserve a table under your name call 516 728-6101 or email loribrizzi@aol
Greetings Dancing Friends, A few weeks ago, the hit dance television show 'Dancing With The Stars' performed a group hustle. They chose to to do it in a retro style from the 70's and portrayed it more like a line dance and some bad spin off from the Saturday Night Fever movie. Many people were upset and asked me to write a letter. I have been reading Ron Bess's newsletter 'DANCETALK' and there were many letters to the editor concerning the disapproval of their interpretation. If you did not see the show and would like to see it, please copy and paste the YOU TUBE link below. I decided to write a letter and asked Ron to post it on last week's newsletter. I asked people to go to my blog and post their comments. It seems that many of the dancers felt the same way but had difficulty posting their comments on my blog. The blog also posts to my Facebook notes and so far 11 people 'liked it' and 22 commented on i

Letter to Dancing With the Stars

To the Producers's of ABC's Dancing with the Stars: I am a host of hustle parties in New York for over the last 8 1/2 years and the event director a national hustle dance event in NYC for the last 5 years called 'THE NEW YORK HUSTLE CONGRESS'. This event involves competition dancing, workshops and performances in hustle and other forms of dancing. There are many other hustle event directors, teachers, competitors, performers and social dancers such as myself throughout the United States (including Puerto Rico) and in Europe. I am writing on our behalf because we are very proud of the dance Hustle and request that you do a better and more realistic interpretation than has been displayed on your show over the last few years. FACT 1: Hustle dancing is one of the few pure authentic American dances, other than swing, Foxtrot and Peabody. It should be danced with the same respect the other dances are given on your show and not be made to look ridiculous FACT 2: Hustle is
November Newsletter #1 PAST NEWS! I would like to start with a congratulations and thanks to all that helped our team Eisai reach our goal of 40K for this year's Alzheimer's Memory Walk. This is the company Susan Lazar works for and they matched the money raised to make a total of $42,720.00, yah team! Our first Haunted Hustle Halloween party was a fiendishly wicked success. Big thanks to all that attended & made it a fun night! Don't Miss Tomorrow Night, SATURDAY NIGHT, NOV 21 when MILLENNIUM DANCE PARTY is @ CLUB 412 3 Rooms for Dancing, 3 Great DJs DJ NELSON ROMAN in HUSTLE ROOM DJ FRANKLIN AYALA in SALSA ROOM DJ MARK in the BALLROOM Admission $15 includes choice of free class from 8-9pm, Dancing 9-1/2am in the Hustle Room 412 8th Ave between W30/31st, 4th floor *get your tickets to this year's New Year's Eve party from Lori to save $$$ **there is a $100 REWARD to anyone who may have found the lost ring at last Saturday night's party. Contact b

'Growth of Hustle' & Hustle on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Dear Dancing Friends, Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and sugeestions so far. Here is the second take to have your voices heard. I am still learning how to work my blog so your comments can go directly there so here is the second take on some very important topics. I was invited in October by moderator Ron Bess to be on the panel of a forum titled "The Growth of Hustle" at the World Hustle Championships. Many interesting topics were brought up. The main concern was that not enough young people are interested in learning the dance. Many solutions were offered by a nationally diverse panel and attendees of the forum. The first of the reasons offered for this lack of interest was that not enough current music is being played by enough of the DJs at hustle dances and events. The second concern is how the national media on the two most popular dance television shows does not depict hustle dancing in an authentic way but rather in a campy cheesy way with dated costu

Thanks to all who attended this year's Haunted Hustle Party!

Your feedback is great and I am so glad you had a fun night. Next 2 dance parties will is at Club 412 for our 2nd & 3rd Sat dance with 3 rooms for dancing and 3 terrific DJs. Nov 14 & 21st. See you there!


Only 2 days away... SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 at the 92nd Street Y, located on Lexington bet. 91/92nd Streets DJ NELSON ROMAN will be playing hustle and a mix of Latin & Swing. $20 Admission includes: ~Beg Hustle class with Lori from 8-9pm ~Fabulous theatrical hustle dance performance by 'Rainer and Veronica' ~a costume contest with prizes so creativity welcome ~an amateur dance contest ~wine, soda, coffee, cake and tea, snacks, halloween candy and a special 'Witch's Brew' Halloween punch! *Special parking rate of $12 at GGMC parking garage located at 230 92nd St garage bet. 2nd/3rd Aves. 2nd/3rd (lot closest to 3rd Ave) Get parking ticket stamped by security guard street level at 92Y. For info 516 728-6101 *Costumes not required but it would be oh so wickedly nice. The winners of the dance contest will move on to the finals, on stage, November 7, at "Saturday Night Disco Fever" held at The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. The performance

Thank You & what's next!

This Saturday, SEPT 19, will be MILLENNIUM DANCE PARTIES @ CLUB 412. 3 different rooms for dancing, 3 great DJ's. DJ NELSON ROMAN in the Hustle room DJ JEFF STENNETT in the Salsa room DJ MARK in the Ballroom. Dancing from 9pm-1am/2am in the hustle room Choice of free class from 8-9pm. Only $15 Admission 412 8th Ave bet. W30/31st, 4th Floor Come see me at Club 412 and register for a fabulous Puerto Rico Salsa & Hustle vacation this Oct 15-18th or email me for me info at or call me at 516 728-6101 Thank you to all who participated and supported this year's 5th Annual New York Hustle Congress on Labor Day weekend! Congratulations to all of the competitors! What a fantastic show all of the Professionals competitors gave us on Saturday night! Thanks to my terrific staff, DJs and to all of the Broadway and TV celebrities who participated in this years Circle of Love 'Hustle for the Hounds' to raise money for animal rescue. I am hoping to get to $1,0


The 5th Annual NY Hustle Congress has arrived! Come experience the excitement that only being in The Big Apple can give you. Starting today, right in the heart of midtown Manhattan, steps away from Radio City Music Hall, Broadway, Central Park, fabulous dining and convenient transportation... come dance with us in New York... The Hustle Capital of the World...where the Hustle Rules!!! Hilton NY is located at 1335 Ave of the Americas bet. W53/54th Streets Detailed schedule now available The 5th Annual NY Hustle Congress Workshops, amateur and Professional Competitions, a charity for animal rescue, larger than life personalities, a chance to dance with TV and Broadway celebrities and non stop dancing...don't miss the fun or you will have to wait another year for this to happen again! See you there!
Congratulations to the Jack and Jill winners of last week's contests sponsored by the 5th Annual New York Hustle Congress Jack and Jill winners at the DancXchange were Avan Mehta & Michael Casamassima Jack and Jill winners at Stepping Out were Mihoko Ninomaya & Nader Mobargha

Luis Salgado at the New York Hustle Congress.

Introducing Special Guest Luis Salgado If you read our previous email you already know that Pasha and Anya from the hit show So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars and currently starring in Broadway's Burn the Floor will be among the special guests appearing at the Congress. We are now announcing that Luis Salgado will be attending the New York Hustle Congress and dancing in our 'Circle of Love', "Hustle for the Hounds". Come to the event and get your chance to dance with Luis.   Luis Salgado at the New York Hustle Congress

*New York Hustle Congress News*

JACK and JILL CONTEST STARTING TONIGHT! Tonight we will be starting our kickoff towards New York City's hottest national dance event, The 5th Annual NY Hustle Congress right around the block next week. The first activity will be Jack and Jill contests tonight, Wed, Aug 26th at Stepping Out Dance Studios's "HUSTLEJAM" Party, 37 W. 26th St.: Join your hostess Simone Assboeck for a WEEKLY Hustle & Latin party, 9:30pm til 12:45am, DJ Nelson "Paradise" Roman spinning the best in hustle & latin $9/PP; $5 for SO Students ***Jack and Jill Contest is All Level Just Hustle. 1st Prize. Saturday Night Pass to this year’s 5th Annual New York Hustle Congress; 2nd Prize NY Hustle Congress Gift Bag.*** Tonight's Special is "2 for $15" Admission: You & a New Friend MUST show up together to get this special admission price!" or 917 459-3990 Stepping Out is at 37 West 26th Streeet, New York, NY 10010 on the 9th floor on
THIS FRI, JULY 24 Back by popular demand...NYC's most elegant dance party MILLENNIUM HUSTLE at IL CAMPANELLO DJ BOBBY MORALES playing Hustle with Latin/WCS mix Have a delicious dinner because diners pay Only $10 admission $15 Regular Admission 136 West 31st Street, between 6th/7th Aves. 9:30pm-2am Kitchen open until 11pm-11:30pm Why not dress to impress. This is the one not to miss!

Spring Forward!

Calendar of Events for this MAY -5 parties, MAY 9 - Millennium Dance Parties every 2nd Sat @ CLUB 412 May 9 - NAMI Walk at the South Street Seaport MAY 15 - Millennium Fridays @ Backstage Night Club MAY 16 - Millennium Dance Parties every 3rd Sat @ CLUB 412 MAY 17 - NAMI WALK Long Island MAY 22 - Millennium Fridays @ Dance Manhattan-*1st Time Party MAY 23 - 8 year *ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of MILLENNIUM DANCES* at the 92nd Street Y Please scroll down to the bottom of this listing for party details 8 Year Anniversary Celebration of Millennium Hustle Parties - May 22 & 23, Fri & Sat Every May I celebrate the anniversary of the start of my dance parties, Millennium Hustle which has branched out to my national dance event, the New York Hustle Congress, Millennium Dance Parties and Cruises, and this year to the new Millennium Friday dance parties. I have the party dates listed above and the party info listed below. Please mark the dates and come celebrate with us because w


Greetings Fellow Dancers & Friends! March 20th is the 1st day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox, but for those of us who live in the east coast, spring has not been in the air...snow has! I guess we will still have to keep those snow boots and gloves handy! But keep heart dancers, there are still many places to go dancing and keep warm with the music and the company of good people, friends you know and friend's you've yet to meet. *MILLENNIUM FRIDAYS The recession has not slowed the dancers down because the parties are doing well. I am glad you appreciate my $10 recession price so I will continue that at my Backstage and Iguana dances for the month of March. This month they will be the first and last Fridays of the month, respectively. Here are two new nights per month to get out of the dance studios, get out of that tee shirt and have a night out on the town (or wear the tee shirt if you really want to!) First up, Backstage will be this Friday, March 6th (info below)


Greetings Fellow Dancers! It's love month again. This newsletter is dedicated to all who love music and dancing! This month I have 4 dance parties for you to share the love. I have just returned from teaching on the Stardust Dance Cruise where I met a lot of nice people and now I am really motivated to get our dance cruise out of NY on the way. It's so wonderful to be on the sea! Who is ready to cruise? Thank you to all who attended the our Sadie Hawkins Valentine's Party at Club 412 last Saturday. It was a great turnout and the music in all three rooms with DJ's, Johnny O, Jeff Stennett and Peter was fabulous ! *NEW STUFF*... I am very blessed to have 2 successful dances with YSBD at CLUB 412 every month that people love. I also enjoy having dance parties at clubs or restaurant as we did 'back in the day'. I can tell many of you enjoy this as well as I have had many requests to continue my dances at the beautiful and elegant IL CAMPANELLO. They will fi

January Newsletter

JANUARY NEWSLETTER HAPPY NEW YEAR DANCING FRIENDS!    I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Thanks to all that joined me in bringing in the New Year at the 92nd St Y and for our first Saturday night dance party of the year at IL Campanello.   In 2009 I will continue to provide ways for you to socialize, exercise and express your spirits through music and dance. Below are some of the activities planned for January and I will send an  email this with a projection for this new year...keep dancing! STARTING TOMORROW NIGHT, JANUARY 10TH The best party in town .....THE 'SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL' Every 2nd & 3rd Saturday @ CLUB 412  3 DJs...3 Rooms for dancing! hustle, salsa & ballroom presented by Lori Brizzi and You Should Be Dancing    Tomorrow's DJs are JOHNNY O-hustle JEFF STENNETT-salsa PETER-ballroom   Admission  $ 15 includes choice of free class from 8-9pm   412 8th Ave bet w30/31,4th floor   Dancing 9pm-1am, 1:30 in the hustle room NEXT WEEKEND IS JAM PACKED..

It's 2009!

I hope you all had a wonderful New Years. It's 2009. LET'S DANCE