Raul Ante


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I don't know the details, but Raul Ante passed away while judging at Mountain Magic today. I only met him once, but he was very sweet to me and gave me a great dance. A friend of mine took many lessons and went to many competitions with him, and I know she and his other students adored him.
Raul was a gentle lead and a great teacher. My condolences to his family, friends, and fellow dancers who have lost such a wonderful spirit.

Partner Dancer

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Raul was a pioneer figure in Hustle in NorCal and apparently trained or influenced a lot of
the younger instructors. It was just funny how he often taught pretty complicated patterns
and led them with ease, and then proceeded to tell the class they should be able to do them

He apparently had serious health issues in the last year. But he was doing what he enjoyed,
at an event where he's been a staple.

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