Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and more!

HUSTLE DANCE CLASSES

The Hustle gives us the fusion of Swing and Disco.

History

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.

Music

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.

Characteristics

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

disco

OTHER DANCES WE TEACH

WALTZ

FOXTROT

TANGO

VIENNESE WALTZ

ARGENTINE TANGO

RUMBA

CHA CHA

SWING

MAMBO

SALSA

SAMBA

MERENGUE

HUSTLE

BOLERO

WEST COAST SWING

LINDY HOP

CAROLINA SHAG

JITTERBUG

PASO DOBLE

BACHATA

CW 2-STEP

Our professional instructors also teach other specialized dance lessons for your specific needs and interests.

Click on any of the categories below or call (757) 431-0177

PRIVATE

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides dance lessons for students in one-on-one private settings.

BEGINNER

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides dance lessons for students who are just getting started.

INTERMEDIATE

Dance lessons are available for students with experience who wish to expand their skill-sets.

ADVANCED

For advanced-level students wishing to continue their training, dance lessons are available.

WEDDINGS

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides lessons for wedding dances: your first dance, bridal party, & more.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides dance lessons for various special occasions & events.