The Hustle dance genre originated in the mid-1970's in New York Discos and spread across the United States. Its popularity skyrocketed after the premier of the John Travolta movie Saturday Night Fever. Dance studios and instructors across the country began teaching Hustle dancing and Discos opened in every city. The Hustle is a dance that has elements of Latin dances like Salsa and also Swing dances like West Coast swing. Hustle was originally danced to Disco music but can be danced to many different types of medium tempo music like pop, rock, soul, hip hop, R&B and many other types of contemporary dance music.
The Hustle dance is a slot dance with the follow part walking in the slot and the lead stepping outside the slot. It uses a considerable amount of turns, passes, wraps in several different dance positions including closed, one hand and shadow. Generally, it is agreed by most dance instructors and dance studios that there are two walks and a ball flat, sometimes called a ball change or rock step. It is still popular nationally and has been traveling to other countries recently. There is an international organization that fosters the growth of Hustle dancing including competitions called the International Hustle Dance Association.
Pattie Wells' Dancetime Center is a premier dance studio for hustle dance lessons in San Diego. We are also the largest hustle dance venue in San Diego county with our famous HUSTLE DANCE JAM twice monthly hosted by hustle pro David Nguyen. We offer weekly hustle dance lessons in group dance classes and private lessons. Our dance professionals continually train and update their teaching techniques and incorporate the Pattie Wells' Core Element Training system.