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Doing The Hustle And Doing It Right

Above is a video on how to do The Hustle.

What I enjoy about his video is that the man doing the talking is intelligent and crisp without being condescending, while the woman is with the program and in control of her movements even though the man has the lead.

Don’t you wish that people were this smart and with the program all the time? It’s just so useful and almost cathartic to see something done right. The people in this video took the time to get it right.

The video is from the Starlight Dance Studio in San Diego. The man in the video is Michael Kiehm and the woman is Janelle Walton. Mr. Kiehm owns the dance studio.

I don’t want to learn how to dance. But if I did want to learn how to dance and I lived in San Diego, I would call Mr. Kiehm. 

Here is the link to the International Dance Hustle Association

Here is the mission statement of this group—

The International Hustle Dance Association (IHDA) is hereby established to support the Hustle partner dance and accepts the following as its charter:  

  a)   To help promote, protect and nurture the Hustle as a social, competitive, and artistic dance form. 

b)  To develop uniform contest rules and divisions to be utilized at IHDA sanctioned events. 

 c)  To encourage communication among all hustle dance enthusiasts and professionals, thereby creating a forum for hustle dances worldwide.

d)  To develop a widely respected and standardized format for competition judges accommodating competitive hustle dancing.

e)  To establish an event calendar of recommended Hustle dance events, clubs, activities and dances.

 f)   To develop event sanctioning minimums and guidelines

Who knew such a group existed?

Here is some basic information on the Hustle Dance.

The famous song called The Hustle was performed by Van McCoy. Regretfully, Mr. McCoy lived only from 1940 until 1979. The Hustle was released in 1975.  Here is Mr. McCoy’s web home. 

(Below— Van McCoy)

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