Disco & Hustle History


Disco & Hustle History

Most Disco dances have strong roots in Swing, Samba, Cha Cha, Mambo, Merengue, Fox Trot and Tango. In the 1970s the Hustle originated among Hispanic Communities in New York City and Florida. The Hustle is a catchall denomination for numerous disco dances which were tremendously popular in the 1970s.

It passed through various incarnations in the seventies, with line dances for groups of people, movements that came and went, and partnership dances. These partnership dances incorporated The Basic Hustle, Latin, Spanish and Tango Hustle (thankfully gone for good), and the most popular Street, Three-Count or Swing Hustle that originated in California as the street Hustle by skaters in Venice and Malibu. Hustle is danced to the contemporary pop dance music of the last 20 years. It is a fast, smooth dance, with the lady spinning almost frequently, while her partner draws her close and sends her away.

Hustle was made popular by John Travolta in the film "Saturday Night Fever" gave it its place in American pop culture.
Hustle is danced to the contemporary pop, Hip Hop, or "House" dance music of the last 20 years. Most People dance New York style or Swing Hustle. It is a fast, smooth dance which is all about hands.

Popular disco music of the 70's incorporated Bee Gees "Stayin' alive", "Night fever", "More than a woman", "Everybody Dance" (Chic) and Donna Summer's "Love to love you baby".



A brief history of some styles of dance:

History of Argentine Tango
Breakdance History
Cha Cha Dance History
 History of Argentine Tango
The precise origins of tango are lost in the time and an unrecorded history.
 Breakdance History
Breakdance is a street dance style, this dance has hip hop dance.
 Cha Cha Dance History
The scraping and shuffling of the feet generate a sound that sounds like "Cha Cha Cha".
Flamenco Dance History
Foxtrot Dance History
History of Jazz Dance
 Flamenco Dance History
Appeared from the expression of a pursued people, the Gypsies of Southern Spain.
 Foxtrot Dance History
This dance was the most important development in all of ballroom dancing.
 History of Jazz Dance
The Jazz dance was originated from the African American vernacular dance.
History of Polka
History of Salsa
Samba History
 History of Polka
Polka is defined as a lively couple dance of Bohemian source in duple time.
 History of Salsa
Salsa refers to a combination of informal dance styles having origins the Caribbean.
 Samba History
It was and is danced as a festival dance throughout the street festivals.
Disco & Hustle History
History of Merengue
History of Waltz
 Disco & Hustle History
In the 1970s the Hustle originated among Hispanic Communities in New York City.
 History of Merengue
The Merengue is the national dance of the Dominican Republic.
 History of Waltz
The waltz was originated in the suburbs of Vienna and in the alpine region of Austria.