Break dancing Essay

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Break dancing

The history of choreography is also very important Any choreography that seems new, fresh
and different is usually a variation of something that has been done before. As long as
men and women have lived upon this earth, they have danced. The art of movement is among
the oldest of the arts.

So for eight months I've been learning the skills of hip hop and breakdancing by going to
at a hip hop club at every week where I learned the basic skills of breaking like how to
top-rock and six-step. B-boying is a form of hip hop dancing which is popularly known as
breaking. It consists of top or up rock, footwork, spinning moves (power moves), and
freeze. B-boying came from Bronx, NY. The term "B-boy" or "B-boying" was created by Kool
Herc who was a DJ spinning at block parties in Bronx back in the days. B-Boys means break
boys and they were called so because they dance to the break part of music. Later, by
repeating this break part done by DJ, "breakbeats" was born. Although people tend to pick
up only power moves, real b-boys should master the all elements of b-boying. There are
controversy between people who emphasize on style and power moves. One puts his emphasis
on power moves and their combination and the other shows their style and individuality by
footwork and freeze. Rock Steady Crew has been the one who emphasizes styles to show
dancer's individual flavor. Even though power moves have a great impact and very
energetic, it is hard to put individual flavor into the moves. Also power moves really
don't go with beat since it is spinning. It is closer to gymnastic moves rather than
dancing. Because of these reasons, Rock Steady Crew suggests that footworks-emphasiezed
style should be the direction of breaking of 90s. Breaking is the most popular style of
hip hop dancing and it has been spreading all over the world while new school dancing such
as hip hop and house limited to big cities in the US and Japan. See examples of freezes
history It was late 60s , early 70s when people started a sort of b-boying. Their dancing
was called "Good Foot" from James Brown's record of the same name. The Good Foot was the
first freestyle dance that incorporated moves involving drops and spins, and resembled the
beginning s of breaking. Breakin seems so different from all other kinds of dancing that
the first question people ask when they see it is: "Where did these kids learn to dance
like that?" To many people, this dance seems to have come out of nowhere. But like
everything else, Breakin did come from somewhere, something and someone. In the case of
Breakin, the someone is the great superstar, James Brown, and the something is the dance,
the Good Foot. In 1969, when James Brown came out with the Hustle which was the big dance
style of the day and he performed, he did the kind of dance you'd expect James Brown to
do. High Energy which was almost acrobatic. By the time the Good Foot became the new dance
style, the tradition of dance battle was well established. Dancers would gather at places
like Harlem World on 116th Street in Harlem and Battle-dancewise. In Brooklyn a new step
was being developed and called "Brooklyn Rock" also known as "Uprocking". Once the first
early break moves had been established, a definite style began to develop. "Flashdance"
was the first major movie which featured b-boying.) Even though it was not b-boying movie,
the short scene which featured b-boying and popping on a street had a great impact enough
to inspire people to start b-boying all over the world.

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