What is the Hustle?

The hustle refers to several types of dance forms emerging during the disco era. Most are familiar with the song Hustle recorded in 1975 by Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony. This song greatly increased the line dance form of the hustle, and it was performed in discotheques throughout the US and Europe. It was based on a line dance popular among young Latin Americans on the US East Coast. You still may be expected to dance it at disco revival parties. It’s not terribly difficult to learn and can usually be mastered in an evening.