July 1-5, 2017 Hustle Fusion

History of Hustle:

Early Hustle was a 5-step count with no turns, created by Puerto Rican teenagers in late 1972 as a direct result of Puerto Rican Elders objecting to young teenagers doing a grinding slow dance known as the 500. Created in the South Bronx among Puerto Rican teens it was originally done at house parties, hooky gigs and basements club dances in the South Bronx. By 1974 it became known as "Spanish Hustle" and in 1975 the Fatback Band made a song with that name. It was also known as the "Latin Hustle"; and was a 6 step count to the beat of the music. Around 1976 it became known as the New York Hustle. Later, known as just the Hustle, when the dance became commercialized after the release of Saturday Night Fever in 1977. The early Pioneers who are also the Forefathers such as Willie (Marine Boy) Estrada, Willie Rivera, Billy Fajardo, Jose Cruz, Debra Benitez, Maggie Solis, Dante Wynn, Gladys Rodriguez, and many others, some of which were gang leaders from a gang called the Imperial Bachelors who used the Latin Hustle as a way to bring peace into a violent South Bronx by hosting Hustle parties at St. Mary's Recreation Center on 145th St. and St. Ann's Ave, in 1974. Those parties ended on October 2, 1974 after the killing of a young man by the name of Hime Rosendo AKA Rubberband, who was murdered over $1 by a 14 year old teenager. However it was the place that gave birth to he best Hustle Dancers in New York City, who would help spread the dance in nightclubs throughout New York city in late 1974. (Source: Wikipedia)

Class Info:

Start to finish crash course in Hustle.
No partner or previous experience necessary.

Dates Offered: June 30th-July3rd, 2017


Kelvin Roche & Lori Ann Greenhouse Roche. US National Hustle Champions


Friday, June 30th: 7:30pm-10:00pm

Info: Balance and stability, arm drills and styling, turns and spins

Saturday, July 1st: 7:30pm-10:00pm

Info: Combinations with dips and tricks with presentation and showmanship

Sunday, July 2nd: 7:30pm-10:00pm

Info: Understanding different body actions such as impulse, impact, acceleration and more

Monday, July 3rd: 7:30pm-10:00pm

Info: Making everything work together in a routine


Deadline Regular Price IDB Attendee discount
before 6/1/2017
Early discount - Save $25
$270 $250
after 6/1/2017 $295 $275


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