Workshop Schedule

Hustle Boot Camp (Will take you from beginner to advanced with the best of hustle instructors)

Thursday, March 30, 2023

4pm -5pm Beginner Welcome Hustle Workshop by two of the event directors Mary Ann Rosa &

Eliott Acosta

5pm-6pm Beginner Advanced Hustle Workshop by Paul Pelicoro

Friday, March 31, 2023

3pm - 4pm Intermediate Hustle Workshop by Jose Solano

4pm- 5pm Intermediate Hustle Workshop by Gustavo Rueda

5pm -6pm Advanced Hustle Workshop by Donna Boyle

Saturday, April 1, 2023

3pm Int / Adv Hustle Workshop Fajardo Eiite Dance Academy

4pm -5pm Salsa Open Level Workshop by Al Liquid Silver

5pm -6pm Bachata Open Level Workshop by Al Liquid Silver

World Renowned Instructors (available for privates too)

Paul Pellicoro 917-751-8620

Now one of Florida’s own, Paul is a professional ballroom dancer, instructor, and choreographer. He had owned and operated New York City's largest ballroom dance studio, Paul Pellicoro's DanceSport, since 1985, to recently in New York City. Renowned for his work in films, Paul has extensive film experience both as a performer and as a choreographer. Among his notable students were Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, John Leguizamo, Mira Sorvino, Richard Gere, Wynona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia, Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Brian Cox and Marilyn Cole.  Paul recently received the Hustle Congress Icon Award. Paul is a world renowned ballroom and hustle instructor with years of international experience.


Al Liquid Silver  786-201-6510

Widely Acclaimed As the creator of the most memorable salsa routines in the 

world, Al Espinoza, better known as  ‘LIQUID SILVER’, has traveled the world

teaching his unique millenium salsa style.  Al ‘Liquid Silver’ was born in

Sacramento, California and raised in LA. Being from Puerto Rican and Mexican

decent, he grew up listening to salsa. Before he started salsa, Al was a pop

locker and has won popping competitions in Northern and Southern California.

He incorporated his popping and old school hip hop to salsa and created the

unique Millennium salsa style. His originality took him to the top of the salsa

scene. He performed and taught in over 30 countries. Every time he appears on

stage he wins the audience’s hearts with his original dance themes. His most

memorable routines are the following: the Robot, Cowboy, Terminator, King Tut, Beetle Juice, Pepé le Pew, Transformers, and Iron Man. Liquid’s fans never know what to expect. Imagination, a sense of humor and mimicking skills has made his performances unique and unforgettable. In 2003, Liquid Silver performed in “Latin Madness”, an Off Broadway musical in NYC, next to some of the best mambo dancers in the world. While he lived in New York, he was trained by top mambo dancers. Al Liquid Silver also performed for various artists such as Tito Puente Junior, La Palabra, Luisito Rosalio, Rey Sepulveda, Jose Alberto Canario, John Secada. He has also performed for TV stations such as Univision, Telemundo and has been on the cover of a famous LA magazine “Sabor”. Al has judged numerous of competitions around the world, like at the World Salsa Federation. He has also received an award in Miami Salsa Congress for all his achievements.


Jose Solano  917-208-0091

Jose is a ballroom, Latin, Theater Arts and Hustle instructor, dancer, and choreographer. His passion for dancing started in the great era of disco! He has competed and performed in many events such as the Stardust Dance Weekend in the Catskills, Sabado Gigante at univision in Miami, tribute to Chita Rivera on Broadway, United States Ballroom Championship Open to the World at the Waldorf Astoria in N.Y.C. where he was a finalist  in theater arts and won many hustle competitions in the tri state area!


Gustavo Rueda  973-275-7749

Gustavo's love for the hustle started 13 years ago at Arthur Murray dance studios. Since then he has been developing his hustle skills from the legends themselves: Mary Ann and Luis Rosa, Paul Pellicoro, Lori Ann Greenhouse, Kelvin Roche, and John "Boots" Merisier, to name a few. Gustavo's ballroom background adds a layer of smoothness that many can uniquely identify when dancing with him. Gustavo is delighted to join the Hustle into Paradise team and share his knowledge with any one looking to improve their dancing.  Member of Luis and Mary Ann Rosa's Latin Dance Connection.  Professional Just Hustle Silver Medalist at Disco America 2022.


Mary Ann Rosa Co-Director HIP  347-683-3724 
Mary Ann started out in gymnastics and was captain of her high school team by

senior year. Mary Ann was a feature dancer in the feature films, Summer of Sam, and

Diega. She teamed with her late husband Luis in the late 1990s, and started the explosive

professional dance team of The Latin Dance Connection.  Mary Ann holds placements

in such international competitions such as the International Hustle and Salsa

Competition, Theater Arts Division; World Hustle Dance Championships, World Open

Hustle Division, & Professional Hustle Division; Disco America, Theater Arts Division; and

The Hustle Congress, Theater Arts Division.  Mary Ann together with Luis was World

Professional Hustle Dance Champions for 2004, Atlantic City Sands Hotel Hustle

Champions 2004, House Dance International Hustle Champions for 2009, and they were

voted favorite dance couple in Ron Bess's Dance Talk Newsletter for 2003. They were

inducted into the Hustle Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Division in 2017, and received

the Hustle Hall of Fame Award at Disco America in 2011.   Luis & Mary Ann can be seen on

the televised event of the Disco Explosion filmed in Asbury Park, and the CBS Sunday Morning News, and they were also featured in the Asbury Newspaper in August 2005, and the New York Sun on February 1, 2005.  Luis & Mary Ann were on the Christina show, televised on May 15, 2006.  Mary Ann competed, performed and taught throughout the world. Luis and Mary Ann married on November 13, 2004.  Luis & Mary Ann are well known for their explosive and entertaining performances along with their expertise in theatrical lifts. They performed alongside many of the famous artists of the Disco Era. They have performed in Disco Concerts at Lehman College, the Patchogue Theater, Atlantic City, and many venues in Long Island. Luis and Mary Ann trained and choreographed adult and children dance teams. Mary Ann was a guest artist instructor at Dance Sport, NY.  Tragically on July 7, 2018, Luis had a tragic car accident which took his life on July 26, 2018. Luis and Mary Ann were magic on and off the dance floor, and Luis is greatly missed and never forgotten. Mary Ann continues to be active in the dance community as an event planner, promoter, instructor, performer and choreographer.  Mary Ann's goal is to continue what Luis and her started and share her passion and love for dance. Mary Ann has a doctorate in health practice and combines that with professional dancing to help others gain the health benefits of dance along with having the time of their lives.        

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                            Eliott Acosta Co-Director HIP  772-626-0818

Professional dance hustle instructor Eliott Acosta first learned to dance the hustle at the age of 17 in New York City. He attended Dale Dance Studio. Eliott ended up teaching at the same Studio. Shortly after he joined the competitive community.  In 2010 he establish the Treasure Coast Hustle Association. Eliott remains active in teaching Latin Hustle and events includingthe 2014 fundraiser event Fort Pierce Police Athletic League Pal Program, the 2016 Dancingwith the Martin Stars,  and the 2017 and 2018 Peace, Love, and Ballroom Dancing with a Star for Alzheimer's and Dancing with a star for military vets


Other Instructors Available for Privates At Event

Maria Fiora 203-570-5440

Latin ballroom dance instructor,coach and performer for 21 years.

Owning Maria Fioras Dance Studio for over 10 years in Connecticut.

Joseh Marion

Joseh Marion hails from Youngstown, Ohio, where he

began dancing on a formation team. His talent was recognized by Fred Astaire Dance Studio, where he began his career. He now resides on the west coast of Florida. He has won countless Pro-am scholarships & awards in all styles of Ballroom and Latin dancing. 

Burton Gazzara  561-350-9839

One of the best hustle dancers in

Florida. Has competed, performed, and recently appreared with Mary Ann Rosa on the Brooklyn Cafe TV Show.