I've been quietly reading all these exchanges between JJ and others. I can't sit back anymore... JJ - you say everything is a joke and the other posters don't have a sense of humour...Perhaps you need to realize that you're not funny, just obnoxious. Noone takes advice from someone they don't respect no matter what their expertise. So if you plan on sharing your knowledge in a productive way please do so with as much maturity as you can muster. If not, then no one needs your input. (I now sit back and wait for you to defend yourself in an aggressive way while pretending you meant it as a joke)
jj needs to get out of the 70's. The link above is the hustle today. My daughter studied with Lacey...the girl in the clip. She is currently training with a cabaret hustle expert which is much more difficult then the dance in the clip. Cabaret uses a lot of lifts.
Actually AM taught 4 count hustle before 3 count. Still teach it occasionally, but more stick with tap timing for someone who cant syncopate well. Teach C/W swing a lot though, which is basically the same as 4 count hustle anyway.
I appreciate your reply to J/boro. Dancing is dancing ( Hustle is evil?/ Argentine Tango got started by the underprivileged drunks in the dark little nightclubs in the barrios of Argentina, Merengue was initiated by slaves chained to metal balls in some ship ports in Latin America) and art by itself it doesn't really matter how it got started or what level of popularity or acceptance it might have in the industry.
A contest between individuals or groups,; giving something a " sporting " chance, as in to win or lose. Olympic Ice skating has a dance section..so.. is that NOT sport ?( a lot of ballroom figures are used, and, in fact, a latin coach was used for Torvil and Dean )