Disco & Hustle History
The many different Disco dances mostly were off shoots of the Swing, Samba, ChaCha, Mambo, Merengue, Fox Trot and Tango. The Hustle started in New York in 1970. It was changed in the seventies, with line dances for groups of people, solo moments here and there, and partnership dances. The partnership dances were the basic hustle, Latin, Spanish and Tango Hustle, and the most popular Street, Three-count or Swing Hustle that began in California as the street hustle by skaters in Venice and Malibu. “Saturday Night Fever” by John Travolta made dancing the thing to do for many people, especially men.
The Hustle is a pop music dance, fast, smooth, with the lady spinning almost constantly, while her partner draws her away, and has been popular for 20 years.