“I’m a Hustler Baby, I Just Want You To Know…”

Party people, there’s something we need to address: organized dance moves have hit an all-time peak of laziness. Moves like the “Shoulder Lean” and “Walk It Out” are making us sound like extras from the Sit and Be Fit geriatric aerobics show instead of young and agile clubgoers. Perhaps it’s time to revisit an era when dances involved a series of steps that you’d need a class to learn – like the Hustle.

Emerging in 1970s New York, that dance borrowed from classics like the mambo, adding crazed disco energy. Today, it’s enough to revive your inner Studio 54-era Bianca Jagger, and encourage you to take a break from the dance floor and barrel through a line of white powder on a barstool next to Truman Capote. Where do we sign up, right? At Showtime Dance & Performing Arts Theatre (503 S.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton) there’s a Disco-Hustle group class with all the steps you’ll need to know. Drop-ins are welcome Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 561-394-2626, or visit www.showtimeboca.com.
Tuesdays, 7 p.m., 2007

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