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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.