History and Characteristics of Hustle
Most Hustle dances have strong roots in Swing, Samba, Cha Cha, Mambo, and Tango. The Hustle is believed to have originated in New York in 1970. It went through many variations in the seventies, with line dances for groups of people, solo movements that came and went, and partnership dances. These partnership dances include the Basic Hustle, Latin Hustle, Spanish Hustle, and Tango Hustle. The most popular is the Three Beat Hustle that originated in California.
Hustle was originally danced to the Disco music of the seventies. However, it can be danced to any music heavily accented on all 4 beats.