Time Signature: 4/4 timing.
Tempo: 112-120 BPM
Music Style: Disco Music and plenty of popular music! Lots of music you hear being played on the radios you can dance hustle to.
Character: Don’t let the stigma of pointing fingers and white polyester suits fool you. This dance has continued to evolve with the times to stay just as cool in this decade as well. Hustle was popularized by the hit movie from the 70’s “Stayin Alive”, but because it is a club dance, it continues to keep its cool as the times change. The dance is similar looking to Salsa with all the back and forth motion and spinning, though Hustle can move around the floor a whole lot more. Cuban Motion is not necessary, but style is!
Where you can use it: Most any place where upbeat music is being played; clubs, bars, and pretty much any party you go to. Many variety bands play music you can Hustle to as well. On the East Coast you can more easily find Hustle clubs and entire weekend long dance conventions dedicated to the dance. As always, you will find all styles of music, including Hustle played at ballroom dances.
(Want to know where you can go to dance around us (within 60 miles)? Check out our guide: "Places to Dance".)
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