The Breaking History of Hip Hop

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The Breaking History of Hip Hop

When/Where the dance was performed

The 80’ brought on an evolution for hip hop dancing. Hip hop dance was developed from the streets largely in the Hispanic and African American communities. In 1984 the cult classic “Breaking” was released. A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break dancers and become a street sensation. Many hip hop dancers are taking this opportunity to open their own dance school. They are creating new opportunities for future dancers. Additionally, it is also being performed in stages to show what skills a person has and for many competitions.

The Breaking History Of Hip-Hop

The history of the dance

The hip-hop dance begun in the late 60th of the 20th century and continues to evolve to the present day but it was internationally recognized in the 70th. Hip hop dance evolved out of the hip-hop culture. Dance moves were mainly referred to hip hop music. The dance refers to dance styles including popping, locking, breaking, electro and house dance. Its main components are rap, break-dance, graffiti, and street types of sports games. The first early traces of “breaking” appeared during the 70’ in New York City. Although the fact that hip-hop as a way of life originated long ago in various parts of North America, the real birthplace of it was considered as the South Bronx - the black ghettos of New York.

Clive Campbell was one the founders of hip hop dance, who was named Kool Herc. Kool Herc was later known as "DJ" (master of the music system), also “MC” (master of ceremony). All the styles of hip hop dance were named after him by performing on the stage. After Kool Herc many dancers were formed. James brown, who wrote a funk hit called “the good foot” and performed some element of break dance in the stage. Bambaataa formed his own break dancing team called Zulu nation, which eventually grew into the organization and included rappers, DJs, graffiti artists and dancers.

Who performed the dance

Hip-hop dance is a passion for many people and it is a form of entertainment for some. But for those who are looking for a fun way to get in shape, it is a form of physical fitness. Hip-Hop dance is very strong and it builds balance, strong muscles, and great for reshaping your body. The purpose of this was also to show the movement of different styles of dances such as break-dance, rap and etc.

The purpose of the dance


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