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.

Do The Hustle
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Larry ( says:
Do you know of any country music that you can hustle to?

Thanks for your help. (04-25-2006)

desperated girl says:
im desperated i want to do the hustle. but no body can say me how to dance can anybody help me? whwn yes right me (04-25-2006)

Hola!!! says:
how do you find out how to do the hustle?!?! its driving me crazy! geez! (04-10-2006)

Cory ( says:
Uh i need to learn the hustle, if anyone knows how to please e-mail me, i would greatly appreciate it! (04-10-2006)

Andy Mentzer (kornfedinla@yahoo.con) says:
"" No do it again! This time with feeling!. (03-07-2006)

kim bates ( says:
i'm 45 and i remember kc and the sunshine band playing the hustle and dancing at the sock-hop after the ball games. i've started hearing this song again and my feet start to move but i can't remember it all. please e-mail me the steps and or info i would love to do the hustle again
thanks (02-19-2006)

lourdes irizarry ( says:
best way to dance the hustle is by dancing with a jar of mayo in hand (02-06-2006)

Julination-station says:
The hustle is an amazing dance/way of life. I cannot imagine not learning it, and spending a good portion of my days thus far on this Earth humming along to its catchy melody!
Here's to sharing the love, and saving the music. (02-06-2006)

The Sensei says:
I'm the hustle master! I won the national hustle dancer's competition this year, and I am challenging any or all of you to a dance-off! (02-03-2006)

I went to a club on 72 st in manhattan with my god daughters father when I was 18 or 19 and danced with the staff of NEW YORK HUSTLE and he and I were hired by JACK and JEFF to do shows for NEW YORK HUSTLE. That was the best time of my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (02-03-2006)

JAN ( says:
Here is a good site to learn the hustle... (02-03-2006)

Citric Fortitude says:
From the era of cocaine, feathered hair, and above all, the odd choice of apparel, comes one of the zaniest recordings ever committed to vinyl.

Great stuff. (12-21-2005)

jess says:
OMG i love this it was awesome it taught me how to do it step by step superbly with such force yielding me down the path to being dancealicious ! i love you HUSTLE. thank you. um. bye... (12-05-2005)

sara says:
a lot of 70s and 80s things are coming back, and me and my girls are defiantly gonna learn the hustle b.c we're different and i seems like a lot of fun. ive been bugging my mom to teach me.. i guess you could say im a flashback (12-03-2005)

Cath ( says:
If you have the desire to learn the hustle, find a dance studio in your local area to teach you, unless you have a friend who can. Your money for the lessons will be well spent, this is what I did years ago. This is a very fun, uplifting and romantic dance and when your partner spins or dips you, you're spirit is lifted tremendously! It's awesome, you must try it. I am currently seeking the local Fred Astaire Studios for lessons once again, just to dance the hustle with the PROS. Believe me, you will not be sorry. Enjoy! (10-21-2005)

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cracky jones (cocothegreatest ) says:
i wanna do the hustle ever since i saw i on futurama its the coolest thing ever well later (09-17-2005)

Jammie says:
That's the coolest thing ever. Bumping and grinding out- the hustle is kewl. =) I heart the hustle- and want to dance to it for homecoming! what exactly are the steps? (09-13-2005)

GreatDane says:
If you honestly want to learn how to do the hustle, what music is well suited etc., try this site: (09-12-2005)

Jen ( says:
hello. i am madly inlove with disco and especially kc and the sunshine band. i am 15 so i obviously missed the 70's. i want to know the steps to the hustle and learn, if someone could email me them. (09-11-2005)

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