It's time for the next Hustle workshop!
Let's get the Calgary Hustle Scene BUMPING! We’re starting a YYC HUSTLE WORKSHOP SERIES where we’re bringing in Savage & Samuelle from Vancouver to share their amazing hustle skills!!
Next Workshop: Sunday Nov 19th
Beginner class 7pm-8:30pm
Intermediate class 8:30pm-10pm
20$ / class - includes free weekly hustle practice sessions every Sunday!!!
Click here and reserve your spot now!
Born in the clubs, the Hustle originally emerged from the disco era in New York City. Over time, Hustle grew with different approaches and even had different counts. Today, the Hustle is a 3 counts dance to 4 counts music. Much like Salsa, the Hustle has roots in Mambo but rather than dancing close, the Hustle integrates an ebb and flow type of partner movement; often similar to the feeling in Swing. What is unique about the Hustle is that the music is flexible, appealing to the younger demographic. Similarly, the Hustle has a versatile foundation in technique, allowing street dancers to incorporate their own flavour. This partner dance has bridged different communities together and is now growing rapidly in street dance communities around the world. Hustle is now often danced to modern music in genres such as Hip-Hop, R & B, Funk, House and of course, Disco.
A unique pair, Savage and Samuelle came together in 2015 through a shared love of Hustle. These two dancers, each skilled in their respective styles of Hip Hop and Breakin’, began their Hustle journey with Boris Khramtsov at Robson Square in Vancouver where this partner dance has quickly become the Hip Hop community's go-to social style. Together, they have allowed their love for Hustle to take them on several adventures thus far. They have been taught by many established Hustle dancers, both traditional and new style, including their mentor, Alex Kim. As partners, Savage and Samuelle are currently researching ways to innovate the Hustle while maintaining a respect for its foundations. Although they emphasize technique, what fuels their passion for Hustle is the creative synergy between two people.