Hustle is an American dance which originated in the 1970s. It is traditionally danced to club hits from the 1970s through contemporary times. The dance is designed to be highly dynamic, flashy, and powerful. Although its movement history is rooted in a 6 count basic, the final form of the dance is a 3 count basic with some extended patterns and syncopations.

West Coast Swing is a form of swing dancing that is danced in a slot to moderate tempo blues, R&B, and in recent times, contemporary music. It is the smoother, sexier version of the swing dance family. Its basic patterns are both 6 and 8 beats, but those patterns can be varied by +/- 2 beat increments. It is characteristically highly musical and can adopt many nuances from other forms of dance. This makes West Coast Swing a highly versatile dance form.

Here is some information about our classes and what you should expect when you attend. For some, this information will seem obvious; for others, it will give you a head start to understanding how the lessons are developed. 

These descriptions explain what will be taught in the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced weekly classes.  It is also our general description for our specialty workshops.  If you're new to dance, or just new to our classes, the beginner class will give you the head start you need to have a successful journey.

This information will give you some recommendations for footwear for both men and women for West Coast Swing and Hustle. Your shoes can give you a significant advantage in your movement by preventing unnecessary resistance and placing your body in the right place for the respective dances. 

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Many people wonder about such things as hygiene, correcting one's partner, arriving late, class-level and rotating partners in class. These tips are designed to help you learn by knowing the "right" thing to do and maximize your time on the dance floor.

These tips allow for a social environment that is meant for the benefit of all students (not just the individual).