The Hustle is a catch name for some disco dances that were extremely popular in the 1970’s. Today it mostly refers to the unique partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs. The SADTA refined and developed its very own unique and technical style as seen in the medal syllabus and on the competition floor. Hustle requires a level of dedication and understanding in order to successfully execute routines with good technique and style.

Medal Test Syllabus Development Chart

Examinations to be taken in the following, strict sequential order:

Levels Recommended Age Groups
Pre-Bronze Diploma  
Bronze Bar Diploma  
Bronze Medal Diploma  
Silver Bar Diploma  
Silver Medal Diploma  
Gold Bar Diploma  
Gold Diploma  
Golden Scroll  
Blue Ribband Diploma  
Emerald Star Diploma  
Annual Award  

Check out our events calendar for the next available competition near you!


Images captured by Robert Harris and TEAM OPTICS / Optical Noise Photography

Dancer wishing to compete can enter into any of the following categories:

Hustle pairs

  • Age Groups
    • 11&U | 12/15 | 16&O
  • Levels
    • Novice
    • Intermediate
    • Championship

Registration forms for competitions can be found by clicking on the following link:

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