The hustle is a catchall name for some disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970s. Today it mostly refers to the unique partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs to disco music. It has some features in common with mambo, salsa and swing dance. Its basic steps are somewhat similar to the discofox, which emerged at about the same time and is more familiar in various European countries. In the 1970s there was also a line dance called the hustle.
The Hustle dance style of dancing originated in the mid-1970’s in New York Discos and spread across the United States. Its popularity skyrocketed after the premier of the John Travolta movie Saturday Night Fever. Saturday Night Fever (Dance Competition Scene). John Travolta dancing to More Than a Woman by the Bee Gees. Dance studios and instructors across the country began teaching the hustle dancing and Discos opened in every city
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Hustle (dance), The Hustle is a catchall name for some disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970s Today it mostly refers to the unique partner dance. Shell, Niel and John P Nyemchek, Hustle, Nyemchek Dance Centre, Pearl River, New York, 1999 ISBN 1-929574-00-2. Jones, Alan and Kantonen, Jussi 1999 Saturday Night Forever: The Story of Disco Chicago, Illinois: A Cappella Books ISBN 1-55652-411-0.
Early hustle was a 5-step count with no turns, created by Puerto Rican teenagers in late 1972 as a direct result of Puerto Rican Elders objecting to young teenagers doing a grinding slow dance known as the 500. Created in the South Bronx among Puerto Rican teens it was originally done at house parties, hooky gigs and basements club dances in the South Bronx. By 1974, it became known as Spanish hustle; in 1975, the Fatback Band made a song with that name. It was also known as the Latin hustle; and was a 6 step count to the beat of the music. And James Brown released Everybody's Doin'.
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