The Hustle was born in New York in the mid-1970s, to match the driving four-count rhythms present in much of American popular music at the time. In 1977, Saturday Night Fever turned the New York movement into a global phenomenon. Though American popular music shifted away from disco in later decades, the same driving four-count rhythms persisted, keeping Hustle’s fast, swinging steps relevant, popular and fun. Four-Step Hustle is danced to faster music than the more complex Syncopated Hustle, and uses regular rhythms and steady steps to ground the dance in natural, walking beats and easy grace.
Four Step Hustle is the basic version of the Syncopated Hustle in the same way Single Time Swing relates to the Triple Time Swing. This style of Hustle is easy to learn and lots of fun. Hustle is a fast but smooth-moving dance which originated in the nightclubs of the 1970’s disco era, as a modified version of swing. Hustle is noted for its fast and elaborate spins and turns, especially for the lady. It is also very easily adapted to crowded, nightclub dance floors. The Hustle brought to world wide fame due to the motion picture “Saturday Night Fever”, ignited that flame for many champion dancers of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Also known as the New York Hustle, this dance glides with the look of little effort and can be smooth as silk. For the lovers of Disco, House and many 1970’s music, Hustle is a must!
Popular Four Step Hustle songs: Love Shack (The B-52's), Party Rock Anthem (LMFAO, Lauren Bennet) and Moves Like Jagger - Studio Recording ( Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera).
Instructor: Bradley Montoya
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Core Steps: 6
Total Steps: 62
Total Course Hours: 4:34:05
Total Videos: 62
This program utilizes the Core Step System® method.