The Hustle gives us the fusion of Swing and Disco.
Discotheques (Disco) with high quality sound systems, and flashing lights became a popular form of entertainment in Europe and America in the late 1960’s and throughout the 70’s. In the early 1970’s a new dance craze became popular on the crowded dance floors of New York. This “Touch Disco” was called the Hustle. The Hustle marked a return to popular dances where couples danced touching each other. The popularity of modern and “retro” music with “disco” beats keeps this dance fresh, exciting, and full of energy for today.
Disco music is normal written in 2/4 or 4/4 time with a strong bass beat. The melody and beat are based on rhythm and blues and the accent on each of the bass beats makes the music hard to resist.
Turns, spins, and wraps are primary components of the Hustle. The more accomplished dancers will use syncopated timing and fakes along with elaborate arm styling.
Hustle songs and artists include
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Last Dance – Donna Summer
Believe – Cher
OTHER DANCES WE TEACH
Our professional instructors also teach other specialized dance lessons for your specific needs and interests.
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For advanced-level students wishing to continue their training, dance lessons are available.
Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides dance lessons for various special occasions & events.