HUTSLE

In the summer of 1975, Van McCoy's hit song, the Hustle rocketed to the top of the Billboard 100. This catchy, fast-paced song became one of the most iconic tunes of the disco era and inspired interest in the energetic disco partner dance.

Origin of the Hustle

The Hustle is believed to have originated in the early 1970s, and its roots can be traced to other fast-paced dances such as the Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Swing and Tango. After the release of Saturday Night Fever, the Hustle became even more popular as John Travolta's dance moves showed up on the dance floor.

How to Hustle

The Hustle can be performed as a partner or line dance. Originally starting as a six-count dance, it was eventually abbreviated down to three or four counts to allow for tricks and showy movements. The Hustle became increasingly popular during disco dance competitions.

Learn to Hustle

Over the years, the Hustle has had a resurgence of popularity on and off the dance floor, especially at throwback 70's parties and weddings.

Whether you want to learn how to dance the Hustle socially or competitively, Arthur Murray offers Hustle lessons for dancers of all levels.

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