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HUSTLE DANCING IN Sherman Oaks CA - Hustle dance lessons



The Hustle (Disco) is a member of the Swing family, and is like the West Coast Swing in pattern. It has a distinct flavor, utilizing Disco style music & revived partner style among nightclub dancers in the 70s. Hustle is danced to the contemporary pop dance music of the last 20 years. It is a fast, smooth dance, with the lady spinning almost constantly, while her partner draws her close and sends her away.



The name 'Hustle' was originally a Line dance of the same name. The 'couples dance' that was to later steal the name when the movie "Saturday Night Fever" hit the scene was a mixture of Latin and Swing, mixed to the new modern Disco beat. No one knew what to call it and it had many different names across the country in the early 1970's such as "disco swing, Rope Hustle, Sling Hustle, Street Hustle, Latin Hustle etc." These versions usually were different types that would add the flavor of its name.

The couples Hustle is said to have come from Florida with the Cubans, with a mix of salsa, swing and the new disco beat would make its way to the eastern states, such as New York. This new "Disco Beat" was a continuous beat that would "Thump-Thump" instead of "Tick-Tock," this thump-thump was a "Tick-Tock," but not as accented (a continuous pulse to the beat rather than alternating pulse) which would make it appear as if each beat was the same. This would make it easy for the DJ's to keep the music going by mixing one song right into another without stopping the music, and the "beginning dancers" did not have to worry about their timing as near as much.

For more information about Hustle dance lessons in Sherman Oaks CA or to schedule free Hustle dance lessons in Sherman Oaks CA, call (916) 607-0852

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