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Hustle at RS is a registered non-profit organization with four main goals:

  1. Provide accessible, encouraging, non-gender specific, and inclusive Hustle dance classes for all members of the public

  2. Foster connection, create a sense of community, and fight social isolation by organizing cultural events, dance classes, and socials;

  3. Enrich Vancouver’s sense of place by activating underutilized public space and adding more life to the city's landscape;

  4. Elevate Vancouver’s dance and music culture scene by preserving and evolving Hustle dance as a cultural asset


We acknowledge we are on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.  We thank them for having cared for this land for millennia and hope there's some way for us to give back a small measure of our gratitude.


In 2013 a small group of street dancers in Vancouver were getting swept up in the hustle revival they were seeing in events around the world. Unfortunately none of them knew anything about partner dance, so they decided to get together every Tuesday at Robson Square to swap the few things they knew. From these humble beginnings the sessions grew and the dancers learned. Some focused on traveling and connecting, some focused on learning from the founders of the style, and some jumped to fusing it with other dance forms. Only 3 things stayed consistent - a spirit of inclusivity, a strong focus on connection, and free open classes on Tuesday nights.

Six years later, the Vancouver scene is known around the world as one of the best hustle scenes. Our events attract visitors from around the world, our dancers are flexing their creative wings with this wonderful art form, and the Tuesday sessions regularly bring in over 100 people on warm summer nights.

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