Hustle

Remember the ‘70’s? Remember John Travolta in the white polyester suit in Saturday Night Forever? Well, that was the Hustle, but just like many other things that have changed in the last 20 years, the Hustle has changed a lot too. The Hustle was born in New York’s Latin community. Young Latinos were born in a culture where dancing together was the norm, but they wanted to dance to more contemporary music than the mambo of their parents. Slowly the Latin Hustle was developed and emerged as a club style. The mainstream young people caught onto the music, and dance style, and the Hustle quickly became incredibly popular, all over America and Europe, fueled in part by the movie. As the Hustle developed, many different styled emerged. Hustle is danced to the contemporary pop dance music of the last 20 years. It’s a fast, smooth dance, with the lady spinning almost constantly, while her partner draws her close and sends her away.