Hustle/Bachata

The Hustle (Disco) is a member of the Swing family and is like the West Coast Swing in pattern. It has a distinct flavor, utilizing Disco style music. It is a fast, smooth dance, with the lady spinning almost constantly, while her partner draws her close and sends her away.

Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. The basics to the dance are three-step with a Cuban hip motion, followed by a tap including a hip movement on the 4th beat. The knees should be slightly bent so the performer can sway the hips easier. The movement of the hips is very important because it's a part of the soul of the dance. Generally, most of the dancer's movement is in the lower body up to the hips, and the upper body moves much less.