Do The Hustle
Learn the latest dance craze with New York Hustle Inc.!
Want to do the Hustle? If you were lucky enough to live in New York or LA during the 70's, you might have had the opportunity to learn from a professional instructor and even visit a real discotheque. For the rest of the country, however, vinyl was the answer. Records like this (and there were dozens of them) brought the Hustle to dime stores and supermarkets everywhere.
I love this two-disc record from "New York Hustle Incorporated" because it's got everything you need: generic disco music, rambling dance instructions delivered by a pair of guys with almost comic New York accents, and plenty of photographs of happy couples in ridiculous 70's garb demonstrating the steps.
Can you really learn a dance from a record like this? I tried it a number of times, and could never get more than two or three minutes into the first track without everyone cracking up. Still, I can just see a teenager in Des Moines studying this record religiously in an attempt to become the next John Travolta. It probably worked, too.
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Disco Noel, Polka Disco
Dance Fever Studios in Brooklyn is still teaching The Hustle, and they just opened a new studio on 20th Street just off 4th Avenue a couple of months ago, to go along with their other studio on Avenue J. (03-30-2012)
says: Thanks, Adam.
Thanks, Adam. (11-01-2006)
keepin it real always
(keepin it real @ earthlink.com)
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