Hustle Dance Classes Barrie

Learn How to Disco!

The Hustle, also known as the “Disco”, became extremely popular in the 1970’s thanks to the role played by John Travolta in the hit movie “Saturday Night Fever” (1977). At that time, it was mostly freestyle dancing. Today, most refer to Hustle as a unique partner dance. Popular Hustle / Disco music of the 70’s would include, “Stayin’ Alive” and “Saturday Night Fever”. As the Hustle continues to evolve, we also dance it to Pop / Top 40 music. The Hustle is unique rhythmically because of its syncopated timing.


The Hustle is a fast, yet smooth, dance style with a rotational pattern. There is a basic tapping or rocking action for both partners. The Hustle is filled with turns and spins, with the classic Disco arms. Hustle is counted as 1-2-3, or as & 1-2-3 for syncopated patterns.

Popular Hustle / Disco Songs

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Last Dance – Donna Summer
Night Fever – Bee Gees

Related Dances

How to Salsa


Salsa is a very rotational style of dance, much like the Hustle. Both dances incorporate many spins and flashy movements.

Swing Dance Lessons in Barrie


Both the Swing and Hustle are compact, spot dances. Hustle patterns have some resemblance to Swing dancing.

Dancing With The Stars Cha Cha

Cha Cha

Cha Cha dancing is commonly interchangeable with Hustle, or Disco dancing because the musical rhythms are often quite similar.

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