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Breakdown on Breakdancing

Breakdancing has been around for about three decades - and is now hotter than ever. It is a key part of hip-hop and is displayed by B-Boys and B-Girls all over the world. Read on to get the goods.

What Is Breakdancing?

  • Breakdancing is one of the four elements of hip-hop. The other three are Graffiti Art, DJing and MCing.
  • Breakdancing has been called the good foot, rocking, b-boying and breaking.
  • It is a type of dancing which combines strength, momentum, balance and creativity.
  • Breakdancing refers to dance moves that are combined with the breaks in the music.
  • DJs like Fatboy Slim take a selection of the track with drums and rhythm and loop it repeatedly - this is called a break beat.
  • Breakdancing is performed on slippery surfaces like linoleum and cardboard.

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Breakdancing - History

  • Breakdancing started in the South Bronx of New York city in the mid 1970's and then moved west to LA.
  • Gangs used breakdancing as a way to battle over territory without fist-fighting or using weapons.
  • Many people argue that breakdancing originated with James Brown and his song The Good Foot.
  • The famous Rock Steady Crew brought the popularity of breakdancing to new heights in the late 1970's.
  • Breakdancing faded into the underground scene in the 1980's, but made a media comeback in the late 1990's and has since been featured in many TV commercials.

Breakdancing - Now

  • Major breakdancing competitions are held every year in Germany, England, Japan, New York City, Florida and California.
  • At the Battle of the Year competition in 2004, the Gambler crew from Korea came out on top.
  • Breakdancing has been featured in music videos for such artists as Run DMC, Missy Elliot and Justin Timberlake.
  • You can watch ordinary peeps battle it out on the UPN show, Dance 360.

Breakdancing - The Moves

  • Some moves include Toprock, Uprock, 6-step, Worm, Windmill, Headspin, Flare, Jackhammer, Backspin, Floor Lock, Hanglide and Flow.
  • The first breakdancing moves were the drop and the in-and-out.
  • Popping is about the illusions you can create with your body, such as acting as a robot, moving in slow motion or appearing to dance on ice or without gravity.
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  • Breakdancing.
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