In this tape we start at the very beginning, the very first step.
Although this tape is suitable for the complete beginner, the
tape has enough material to carry you to an advanced level. In
fact, you will be ready to begin competing in hustle contests
if you learn all these patterns and techniques. The tape starts
with a great introduction to the hustle. Next we show a full length
exhibition to music. Next is the easy "hustle for dummies"
segment where you get started with 14 "universal" hustle
figures. Note: we teach the three-count hustle, also known as
the syncopated hustle or the New York hustle, which is the most
popular type of hustle danced today. This is also the style used
in all of the major hustle competitions today. This video goes
on to show a truckload of leadable figures for social dancing
or for competition. We count the first 14 patterns using BOTH
of the two counting systems in use today: &1, 2, 3 and 1,
2, &3. Click here
to see more information on counting systems. I recommend starting
with Volume 1.
Hustle Volume #1 covers the "universal"
syllabus for the first twelve steps of the hustle. This syllabus
is part of the common "vocabulary" of all hustle styles,
including west coast style and New York style. This is the foundation
or "alphabet" that all hustle dancers should have. In
addition, the tape moves on to show the next most common and "universal"
figures in hustle. More than 35 figures are presented including
hustle rolls, head duck patterns, swivels, and eight ways to set
up double free spins for the lady. The fourteen steps of the basic
syllabus are eminently leadable. This tape also addresses the
most common problems and provides a few basic tips on arm styling.
Part 1 - The twelve steps of the
- The basic step
(forward, back, together, forward) and timing (1,2,&3 or
- 1/4 Turn Rotation.
- 1/2 Turn Rotation.
Also called: Right side passes (trading places).
left turn. (He drops hand at waist, then picks back up.)
- Lady's inside
underarm turn to the left. (Inside reverse turn.)
underarm turns (he goes, then she goes, hands trail the waist
and pick back up).
- Starter step
from promenade position & throw out (release). Also known
as sling throw out and catch.
- Arch turn exit
from promenade (arch turn release to throw out).
- Head loop into
promenade (closed) position.
- Hustle cross
body lead (turning basic).
- Whip with inside
- Cross Body Lead
with Inside Turn
- Movement to
Cape Position & Combination
- Back whip (Gentleman's
- Whip with
inside turn adding an additional inside turn.
to cape position with a pattern that follows.
- Head loop,
send out, shoulder catch, CCW free spins.
- Four swivel
(strut) walks for the lady.
to the "rolling break" (push step) turn pattern.
- Cape Position
- Two ways
to set up head ducks.
ways to set up double free spins for the lady.
continuous turns to left with alternating hand changes.
side pass with hand change and double outside turns.
to 4-count hustle.
Joe and Patricia
Length: about 105
Number of Patterns: over 35!