The Hustle is a line dance and a partner dance. It originated in Hispanic communities in New York City and Florida in the 1970s. Disco music was very popular at the time. The younger Latino generations chose to reject the Salsa dancing of their parent’s generation. They adapted the Salsa style into a new form that could be danced in trendy disco nightspots, and this is how the Hustle was born.
Both the line and partner forms of Hustle are depicted in the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever. The partnering form of Hustle is often called New York Hustle or Latin Hustle. It has some resemblance to, and steps in common with, Swing and Salsa dancing. 

Rhythm
Quick, Slow, Slow, Quick

Musical Counts
[&] [1]   [2]   [3] [&] [4]   [5]   [6] [&] [7]   [8]   [1] [&] [2]   [3]   [4] [&] [5]   [6]   [7] [&] [8]   [1]   [2] [&] [3]   [4]   [5] [&] [6]   [7]   [8]
This illustrates how the dancers' three count phrase will cross phrase the 4/4 music. The dancers' phrase will only synchronise with the musical phrasing every six bars.

Leader
L  R    L    R

Follower
R  L    R    L



Hustle/Discofox Videos:

Learn the leader's basic step.

Learn the follower's basic step.

Watch the 'Car Wash' show I choreographed for my amateur performance group.


A client testimonial...

"Fritha allowed us to learn in a relaxed environment at home. I honestly did not think I'd get the hang of Hustle but was pleasantly surprised! A lot of fun. Thank you." Clare (Feb 2016)