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Hustle Technique
Posted by Babamm
7/2/2008  3:42:00 PM
Hi folks!

I have a question. Does a Hustle technique book exist? I'm interested in Hustle and I was wondering if I could get me that book.

Thank you!
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by jofjonesboro
7/2/2008  4:51:00 PM
Whether a (shudder) "Hustle technique book" actually exists is beside the point. There may be a "Doofus' Guide to the Hustle" somewhere; it's probably on the shelf right next to "The Redneck's Guide to Chewing Tobacco."

The Hustle is disco and disco is evil.

If you dance the Hustle then serious dancers will laugh at you.

You should never do the Hustle. Stick with Mambo, Merengue, and Salsa.

The Hustle owes its popularity solely to the fact that you can dance it when you're drunk.

jj
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by terence2
7/2/2008  11:57:00 PM
Depends which one... Latin or 3 count.

there is a syllabus for both.. dont know if they are still available.. and a flash for J/boro...

Disco is alive and well in the UK.. it is competed, examined and danced on a weekly basis .

ALL dances should be embraced ( like them or not ) to admonish someone elses taste is to me. as a Prof. intolerant.. I find your viewpoint quite bigoted .
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by jofjonesboro
7/3/2008  6:08:00 AM
Terence, you are rapidly becoming a boor.

My response was made in jest. I guess the problem is that it was way too subtle for you. Perhaps I should have added a couple of smileys ( ) to give you a clue.

The vast majority of discourse on this board is civil and polite. I've noticed that many of the abrasive interchanges involve you.

If you wish to continue to butt heads with me then you are more than welcome to do so. You're not going to make me angry nor will you run me off.

Yes, I'm aware that disco is still around. There are also demolition derbies, tractor pulls, dog and cock fighting, tobacco spitting, and hot dog eating contests.

And on a serious note for the original poster, I'd like to point out that if he masters the dances that I listed then he can do the Hustle in his sleep.

jj
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by terence2
7/3/2008  7:04:00 AM
Then I would call that a feeble attempt at humour ( and i dont think you meant it as a joke )it was derisive at best, but , maybe you think that is funny .

I would be curious to know if the poster thought it was a joke ?

Also i am not trying to run you or anyone else off..

Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Ladydance
7/3/2008  12:17:00 PM
If you hate the hustle, then what do you think of the merengue? Another dance to do when drunk IMHO.
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by jofjonesboro
7/3/2008  1:28:00 PM
When Merengue dancers begin trying to look like movie stars and drinking pina coladas by the bucket then I'll hate it too.

Besides, it's hard to take yourself too seriously the way disco people do when dancing the Merengue; it's just too silly.

jj
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by IndySpinner
7/3/2008  10:27:00 PM
Terence, I agree with you. jj is downright belligerent. I didn't take his first post as a humorous one either. Sorry jj, while I dance hustle for the plain fun that it is, I would never bash anyone for taking it more seriously. Fun dance, wonderfully fun retro music, always puts a smile on my face and the lady's. Just all around fun and sometimes goofy. And, wow, I find that so many ladies walk up to me and want to dance with me next. I hope jj isn't lurking in the clubs I dance at, I don't need the negative vibes! Do Hustle in your sleep if you master Mambo, Merengue, Salsa? Sounds like jj knows nothing about hustle. Being skilled at salsa helps. but the syncopated 3 count hustle is difficult for the salsa/mambo dancer adjust to. I dance salsa and mambo in the clubs 3 nights a week. No one has been able to do Hustle in their sleep yet.
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by jofjonesboro
7/4/2008  5:35:00 AM
Indy, I can guarantee that you'll never see me in one of the clubs which you "dance at."

jj

Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Anonymous
7/4/2008  7:29:00 PM
The International Hustle Dance Association has a syllbus and, I believe, DVIDA is working on a syllabus and manual. DVIDA has a number of technique DVDs (this website sells many of DVIDA's learning aides).
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Days&Nights
7/6/2008  8:22:00 AM
If you can't locate a "book" for the technique, you may be interested in the following offered DVD's by champion dancers. See the copied link in this text. Then go to "Nighclub".
There is Beginning-Interm./Interm. to Advanced/Hot Moves Vol. 1 and Hot Moves Vol. 2. http://www.starlightdance.com/store/
Good Luck.
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Someone
7/6/2008  4:16:00 PM
There are several types of hustle. There is the basic, syncopated, freestyle, and made up.
(for women)
Basic:back rock step with right,bring right foot forward, tap right, tap left, and start over.

Syncopated:is hard to explain without showing

Freestyle:is what that leader makes up

Made up:people in clubs who think they know what they are doing

As far as technique, I don't know of any books. However, I go to Arthur Murray and they teach hustle. I say if you want to do hustle, you go and do it. There are many street dancers, that think they know what they are doing but they don't. Just like that "Salsa dancer" on So you think you can dance. She was a street dancer that thought she was doing salsa. So I would take lessons. I think that that is your best bet. Don't let anyone discourage you because it's likely that they are just simply jealous of what you can do. Trust me I know that feeling.

Good Luck!
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by terence2
7/7/2008  1:05:00 AM
There are actually 3 recognised forms.. the original ..Latin (of which I was at the congress for its timing debate in the 70s )

" 3 " count, which is a bastardised format of triple time swing,,.. and.... the so called " 4 " count, based loosely on a merengue format .

All of these were, and are , still taught in many of the chain schools .
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Someone
7/7/2008  1:53:00 PM
There is not a one hustle based on merengue. The basic hustle is however based on the triple swing. So, you are partially right, I guess.
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by terence2
7/8/2008  12:26:00 AM
Since I started teaching and examining it in 1976, its empirical evidence .

ALL the chain schools in the states used the merengue as a format for what they term 4 count hustle.. you need to get YOUR facts right .

Also..the original was not based on triple swing, but on WEST coast swing .

The 3 count is based on E. Coast but that didnt come into vogue until several yrs after " Latin Hustle "was devised .
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Polished
9/5/2008  12:26:00 AM
How can Merengue and the Hustle be compared . They are as different as chalk and cheese.
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by terence2
9/5/2008  4:11:00 AM
You are thinking purely in a MUSICAL sense .


The reason is this... many of the variations in merengue, can be readily transposed to 4 count, and even some latin hustle .

Most dances " borrow " from each other . The Rhythm dances are notorious for this... altho, some of the ballroom dances are equally adept at doing same .

The " purity " of virtually ALL dances , has long disappeared ( Locksteps in T/Arg )

V.W. and Sq. Rumba are possibly the only ones to have retained more of their intial concepts, by and large .( but...the Amer. style VW has been embellished beyond belief )
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Polished
9/5/2008  6:42:00 AM
Terence. I`ve only scratched the surface of this. We only have two legs and maybe four beats of music. There is a limit to what can be done with two legs and four beats. What I see in the Hustle are Jive steps without the Chasse. Am I right in saying that the Merangue came long before those other dances were even thought of.
I was told that in the Merengue the dragging of the foot was because ( i`m sure they said Hattie which was Spanish ) a century and a half ago a General who had been a bit of a dancer in his day had his leg severly injured. And out of respect for this old General they formed a dance which it appears has a injured right leg and is dragged into position.
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by terence2
9/5/2008  9:14:00 AM
You are correct.. IF its 3 count or street.
The 4 count is more benign and borrows heavily from Merg..

latin hustle is an adaption of WC Swing to some degree .

As to the origins of merg. it is from the Carrib,.. the Dominicans seem to lay a greater claim than do the Haitians. The " leg " story I think ,is apocryphal .
Re: Hustle Technique
Posted by Polished
9/5/2008  1:49:00 PM
Terence I wonder. Can you think of any other dance where the foot if, it is done in an authentic manner. Is dragged into position. There has to be a reason or a meaning don`t you think.
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