The Hustle

Performed by Jennifer Meyer-Vaughan and Steve Rosbarsky

A duet featuring Jennifer Meyer-Vaughan and Steve Rosbarsky for the 2nd annual Dancing with the Missoula Stars fundraiser, in the style of “The Hustle, American Disco.” Choreographed by Jennifer Meyer-Vaughan, this piece is fast paced with numerous lifts and spins, showcasing some of the best of the disco-era with a male, non-dancer, local celebrity and his professional dancer/teacher, in yellow. Disco originated during the late 1960s in American cities like Philadelphia and New York City, and reached it’s height in the late 1970s with discotheques and the popularity of such movies as, “Saturday Night Fever,” and performers such as, the Bee Gees and Donna Summer. While it largely died out in the early 1980s in America, it continued to have a presence in dance-clubs around the globe. Today, “The Hustle” is mostly performed in the world of ballroom dance, but has made a reappearance in such popular T.V. shows as: “So You Think You Can Dance,” and “Dancing with the Stars.” It includes numerous lifts and rapid spins, as well as high-kicks, syncopated rhythms and glamorous costumes. “The Hustle” is also similar to the European “Discofox.” A fun, show-stopper performance that had the audience on its feet!

You can find out more about Jennifer Meyer-Vaughan and the Missoula, MT, dance scene by visiting the Downtown Dance Collective’s website,, as well as Jennifer Meyer-Vaughan Dance Facebook page: