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Read about the history of Hustle then scroll through the whos who of acknowlegements. Thank you for your interest in this organization.
In early 1973, at a discotheque called “The Grand Ballroom” a new “touch dance”, without a name, was being exhibited by woman. It was a simple 6-count step with a very basic form, including inside and outside single turns. This was the birth of what would later be called Hustle. The young men of the club took notice, and became interested in this new “touch dance” since it was a return to romance and quite simply, a way to meet women!
The dance began to gain popularity, and as more and more people began to participate, it began to evolve.
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The IHDA was conceived by Billy Fajardo in 1999. There was a need for an organization that would create an environment of fairness for Hustle dance competitors, and to foster the growth and expansion of the dance.
IHDA would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge those individuals instrumental in establishing the first Hustle Dance Championship in the United States. This championship was established 1995. It was called Hustle USA and the original organizers were: Maria Torres, Debra Hampton, David Sarul and Donna Boyle .
At Hustle USA, the “Eddie Vega Award” was established. This award was inspired by the memory of one of the most talented dance personalities to come out of the Hustle world: Eddie “Showbiz” Vega. Unfortunately, at the young age of 29, Eddie was ripped from our world by complications due to the virus HIV/AIDS. It was Eddie ‘s wish that we recognize those people that keep the tradition of Hustle Dancing alive and share it with the world.
Every year this award was given to a dancer that was an incredible role model and kept the dance alive within the Partner Dance Community.
EDDIE VEGA AWARD
Recipients of the “Eddie Vega Award”
1995 Arte Phillips
1996 Maria Torres
1997 Kenny Gonzales
1998 Lourdes Jones
1999 Nelly Cotto
2000 Billy Fajardo
2001 Debra Hampton
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