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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Your Comments:

Lindsay says:
where the hell do you learn the hustle? i luv u dan knowles, but i can't find this dance for my life; mainly consisting of pie. (09-06-2005)

Chikako ( says:
We would like to re-learn "The Hustle" for a performance at our annual employee's Christmas Party - please help us out and let me know of any websites that has the instructions! (09-04-2005)

Doli says:
I want to learn how to do the hustle like the dance in Guess Who (the movie). Is there a music video or somwthing? (08-31-2005)

Valerie ( says:
My Dad and I want to do this at my wedding for the father daughter dance...if anyone knows the steps or a good website please email me. Thanks alot! (08-23-2005)

Julie ( says:
I would also like to learn the steps to the hustle. if anyone has them could you please email them to me. (08-22-2005)

DirtySanchez ( says:
If anyone has the steps to the to e-mail, please send them to me. Thanks for anything (08-17-2005)

hannibal says:
no way, the guy teaching you how to do "the walk" doesn't look like a dancer at all... looks more like Mr Bean's dad. (08-04-2005)

Kailtyn ( says:
Can somebody please e-mail me the steps to the hustle so i can learn it?
-Thanks (08-02-2005)

Wes ( says:
Freak'n awesome i have been trying to find a website to learn how to do the hustle. Send me some stuff if you find another page like this.please (08-01-2005)

YEMBC says:
I'm new to the hustle, but even I can see the quality. Saw a great example of the Hustle last night - I wass loving it! (07-13-2005)

Maci says:
I think that the hustle is awesome! I wish that I knew someone who could teach me! (07-12-2005)

melissa says:
wow, i wish i could learn to the hustle.
too bad i missed the 70s. (05-14-2005)

Erica Johnson ( says:
Do the hustle! heehee i am 13 years old and i love the hustle!! im trying to learn how to do it tho.. iwanna do it at my semi formal this year... a semi formal is like the prom for junior high school! well gotta go now byebye! and think peace (04-26-2005)

Pico ( says:
yo! I live in des moines and did the hustle at franklin jr. high in 1976! (02-04-2005)

Martha Pogue says:
Hey look, it's Ron Burgundy doin' the hustle! (01-13-2005)

Dick Knuts ( says:
As a revered and widely experienced Hustle Webpage Critic, I find this site appauling. You should be ashamed of your selves here at "franklarosa."

Do the hustle, my ass (01-11-2005)

David ( says:
Pete Rose aka Charlie Hustle does not belong in the Baseball Hall of Fame, however; he is welcome to shoot a video at (11-27-2004)

H. Turd Ferguson (amberboldtisawhore) says:
Do the hustle, na na na na na na! Do the hustle, na na na na nana. (11-25-2004)

departmentofrecords says:
Man, these guys are to dancing what Click and Clack are to car care. Only not nearly as witty. What's with the engineering on these records, anyway?

"Remember, this is a disco dance, we have to get into this." (11-21-2004)

Shaggy says:
what you talking about drew, do the hustle and shut up (11-19-2004)

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