How to Do the Hustle Dance Moves

Before you decide to learn the Hustler Dance you need to listen to the music first. Listening to the 80’s music of this genre would provide you with a better understanding of the dancing steps. The Hustle music has 4 beats per measure from which only three are used in the dancing pattern. Good disco music never has one distinct beat which keeps on playing the loop. Instead there’s a variety of similar beats being played throughout the song.

Instructions

  • 1

    Play the song.

  • 2

    The hustle dance is divided in three steps namely 1,2 and 3. It goes something like “And 1, 2, 3. 1-And, 2, 3”. The ‘and’ part is where you take steps for the first step.

  • 3

    Now turn on the music and stand up straight. Make sure that you have enough room to freely move around while dancing.

  • 4

    Move four steps backwards for four beats while clapping your hands.

  • 5

    Move four steps forward for four beats while clapping your hands.

  • 6

    Spin clockwise after every two steps while moving left. Do this for the four beats with one step per beat. Clap your hands along as you move.

  • 7

    Spin counter-clockwise after every two steps while moving left. Do this for the four beats with one step per beat. Clap your hands along as you move.

  • 8

    Now raise your right arm upwards and point out your index finger. Move your right arm from the right side to the left diagonally, above and below your shoulders.

  • 9

    Make fists with both of your hands. Roll them over each other like a spinner in front of your chest while making sure the hands don’t touch each other. Take a step to the right and then left, one step per two beats.

  • 10

    Flap both your arms up and down while moving right and then left for two beats.

  • 11

    Last, take a step forward, backward and then sideways. Do this for four beats as you’ll complete four steps. Repeat this movement once again before you complete the dance.

  • 12

    Feel the groove and let yourself sway along with the music. Hustle music exhibits a vivid rhythm which allows you to improvise other dancing steps with the beats, as long as you maintain your pace to the basic rhythm. You can switch to several dancing types in between including salsa, meringue, cha-cha or a simply swing. However, don’t try to do this while you’re still learning the dance, as it would cause too much confusion for you.

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