Learning the latest dance craze

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Learning the latest dance craze.


Reproduced with the kind permission of The Dominion Post - authorisation must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Evening Post 9th October 1975.(WCL ref EP/Municipal/Streets/Cuba Street/1975-).

Wellington's Cuba Mall became a dance floor at lunch time when the Deirdre Tarrant Dance School put on a demonstration of the exciting new dance that is "all the rage overseas" - the Hustle.

Interested onlookers watched as a game few attempted to learn the basic steps, and quite successfully; for once you learn those, then all you need is practice, practice, practice.

Radio New Zealand provided the background music, which has a special beat to it to fit in with the steps. The Hustle is Latin, closely related to the Samba , and originated in Spanish Harlem in New York, where the Puetro Ricans live. It's part of a swing back to togetherness in dance, after 15 years of the do-your-own-thing style, which Chubby Checker made popular with the advent of the Twist.

The demonstration was held again yesterday, and today in the cuba mall.

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