TiLLT Magazine

THE HUSTLE STILL MOVES by Megan Curet

Alessandra hosts Hustle Social, a monthly hustle dance party created to offer a space for people to regain a sense of community through partner dance. Hustle is a native New York social dance born in the early 1970s. Hustle Social is multi generational. Come and get to know your neighbors.

Brooklyn Studios for Dance is located at the historic Cadman Congregational Church in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

New Class Schedule begins September 5, 2017.

Contact hustle@bksd.org


Fun. Educational. Practical.
— G. Chang
Clear. Inspiring. Classic.
— A. Medina
Cerebral. Sweaty. New Information.
— C. Knight
Alessandra’s class and teaching style focuses on the technique necessary to keep one’s Hustle ability consistent. She doesn’t just focus on choreography. She keeps the environment fun and lively with jokes, history, anecdotes and the best music!
— Edmund Tan II, student

Socials in NYC

Monday at Dancesport

Tuesday at BkSD (last of each month)

Wednesday at Stepping Out 

Saturday at You Should Be Dancing

Short story,

A few years into my professional dance career I felt there was something missing.  In the summer of 2013, my curiosity led to my discovery of New York City's street dance community.  I saw people with a connection to dance I'd only found prior among native dance cultures like Latin, Island and Tribal.  People use dance as a medium of communication very literally in street dance.  Each dancer has his or her own natural movement like a unique voice.  Dance battles have a formula like a dialogue: one person (or a group) dances and the others dance in response.  This exchange repeats and so a conversation unfolds.  This cypher is universal and frequently seen in clubs, practice sessions and streets.

On that particular night, among the sea of people breaking, waacking, popping and house dancing, I saw partner dancing.  "Doing the Hustle", I was told. 

Since that night, my passion for Hustle dancing continues to deepen as I learn from the community of people where it all began: New York City.