ANNOUNCING A NEW ADDITION TO IHDA:
President: Andreas Fett
Dear IHDA members, Hustle fans and enthusiast,
My name is Andreas Fett and as a professional dance teacher I have been dancing and teaching all kinds of dance such as international Ballroom & Latin, Salsa, Bachata, Tango and the European version of Hustle at several dance studios near Cologne and Frankfurt, Germany for about 15 years.
Many years ago I used to take part in Ballroom and Latin competitions. However I always enjoyed dancing in social dance clubs as well. I felt that this was the “real” dancing for me. So I decided to learn more about the social club dances like Salsa or Hustle.
In Germany we have a dance that is very similar to the Latin Hustle but still different in many ways. Here I also took part in many competitions and had the honor of winning the German Championship in the couple division as well as the European and World Championship in formation dance.
Especially the Latin Hustle has always been fascinating to me as it differs from what the Germans do. Therefore in 2015, I went to the US in order to learn much more about the characteristics, the style and the history of the original Hustle. There I met Katie Marlow and Billy Fajardo who not only taught me what I had been looking for, but a lot more than I could have expected. They inspired me to take home their philosophy and to spread it all over Germany.
Now, one year later, we have ten internationally certified IHDA Hustle Instructors in Germany. So the Hustle community has already started to grow and as the new President of IHDA Germany I will do my very best to develop it even further.
I am proud to be part of the IHDA family and to have the privilege of representing this organization in my home country.
President of IHDA Germany
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