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-count dance to 4-count 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, similar to the elastic feeling in Swing. What is unique about the Hustle is that the music is flexible and has a versatile foundation in technique, allowing street dancers to incorporate their own flavour.