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What is hastl and how it is danced?

This popular dance appeared in discos of Europe and America at the end of 60 - x - the beginning 70 - x. The name hustle it is translated as a crush, turmoil - that quite reflects the atmosphere reigning on a dance floor.

Turns, rotations, zakrutka - the most popular components of dance. More advanced dancers use the syncopated step, deep supports, difficult acrobatics and the effective movements by hands.

Popularity of dance is caused by what to learn it much easier to execute, than, for example, ballroom dances. Hastl treats the so-called social dances which do not have any canons and standards, he does not assume once and for all the put sequence of movements - he can be danced to any music and with any partners.

Lack of schemes causes a high role of improvisation in dance. It, perhaps, the most difficult in training - to master skill of improvisation, to learn to follow music, to catch her mood. Such skills can be received, only if really to begin to enjoy, to fall in love with dance - for this reason except a school of dancing it is necessary to visit discos.

There is a large number of competitions and competitions in a hastl and the disco - to Fox (the same hastl, only in more sports option). Roland Haller and his partner Christina Shaller (Switzerland) are considered as world champions. In Russia champions on a hastla - Nikita Grinenko and Elvira Ganeeva.

Less global competitions are held often and in some one school, and between different schools. There is also such kind of a competition as Jack & Jill - on the competition course partners constantly change - here where the true skill - maintaining and ability to improvise under any music and any partner becomes clear.

Except competitions in a hastl there is a huge number of discos where it is possible not only to show the achievements, but also which - what to learn. Experts say that one disco is worth of three occupations. Anyway, it actions always cheerful as, however, any inventions hastl - a party in which all cheerful, a little mad, very much like to dance, gather and are always ready to admit beginners to the company.

All sources unanimously say that elements of a hastl are taken from a Latina. Actually in the hastl it is possible to apply elements of any dance, whether it be belly dance or a tango.

And so what compare hastl to:


Salsa is the Spanish designation for sauce (seasoning, and speaking in images - what adds sharpness, a savor). Music of salsa means various Afro-the Latin rhythms removed a rhythm - a stack (a musical instrument which represents two wooden strips struck the friend in the friend). Salsa is a national music and Puerto`s dance - Rico. Today`s salsa is a result of the long-term rhythmic evolution supported socially - economic and political changes. Many movements and a linking of salsa came from the Mambo (this dance can be seen in Dirty dances and Kings of the Mambo ) .

The meringue

Exists a set of versions about an origin of this dance. One of the most popular says that it is dance of slaves whose legs were held down by blocks therefore they could dance, only transferring body weight from one leg to another. The rhythm usually changes throughout dance from slow to fast.

A samba

the Unique rhythm of a samba sometimes is called it is southern - the American waltz.

This national Brazilian dance appeared in society 1930 - x years, but in Paris was known since 1905. The movie star and the singer Carmen Miranda got recognition and made dance popular in the USA in 1940 - e years. Today music of a samba is under the influence of a Latina and the jazz. Music the cheerful and fast, causing associations with a carnival in Rio.

A swing, Lindi - hop

Dance Afro-the American origin which became popular in America 30 - x - 40 - x years. Has a large amount of styles and versions. The swing (jazz), dance unusual, cheerful is executed under music, can include a large number of tricks.

And can just find a salsa zazhigatelnost, sensuality of a mamba, impetuous cheerfulness of a samba, ease of a meringue, romanticism of a tango in the hastl, and at desire and ability it is possible to add acrobatics from fate - N - a beater and Lindi - a hop.