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What are Hip Hop Dances

what are the hip hop dances
What are the different types of Hip Hop Dance?
BREAKING - ROCKING - POPPING - LOCKING - FREESTYLE (including all party style dances born from Hip Hop Music)
Hip Hop Dance in its original form (early 70's era) is BREAKIN/BREAKING/BBOYING/BGIRL. This is where Hip Hop dance originated TOP ROCK/FOOTWORK/and FREEZES, Also add the Latino Contributions of what we call AIR MOVES (power moves). But Hip Hop Dance is also the PARTY DANCES/FREESTYLES that were done at original Hip Hop Jams from the 70's through the 80's. Original BREAKIN was done by African Americans, Latinos of NYC had a dance called ROCKING (up rock, top rock, downgrock) The 2 dance styles combined in the late 70's to manifest the style of Breaking we see today. the Hybrid of BREAKING and ROCKING took Hip Hop dance to new heights in the early 80's during the 80's explosion of Hip Hop culture throughout the world.
When the East Coast Hip Hop dancers met the West Coast Street Style dancers, and exchanged styles. California had dances like POPPING and LOCKING. With this exchange came the acceptance of POPPING and LOCKING into Hip Hop dance. Although West Coast dances style have a respected history, it is safe to say that POPPING, LOCKING, BREAKING, ROCKING, and FREESTYLE are elements of HIP HOP DANCE.
This is due to 2 important Movies that were made in the early 80's that helped catapult Hip Hop to the mainstream audience. WEST COAST MOVIE CALLED "BREAKIN", and the EAST COAST MOVIE CALLED "BEAT STREET". Because of these 2 movies, Hip Hop dance was established.
What are the different types of Hip Hop Dance?
BREAKING - ROCKING - POPPING - LOCKING - FREESTYLE (including all party style dances born from Hip Hop Music)
Hip Hop Dance in its original form (early 70's era) is BREAKIN/BREAKING/BBOYING/BGIRL. This is where Hip Hop dance originated TOP ROCK/FOOTWORK/and FREEZES, Also add the Latino Contributions of what we call AIR MOVES (power moves). But Hip Hop Dance is also the PARTY DANCES/FREESTYLES that were done at original Hip Hop Jams from the 70's through the 80's. Original BREAKIN was done by African Americans, Latinos of NYC had a dance called ROCKING (up rock, top rock, downgrock) The 2 dance styles combined in the late 70's to manifest the style of Breaking we see today. the Hybrid of BREAKING and ROCKING took Hip Hop dance to new heights in the early 80's during the 80's explosion of Hip Hop culture throughout the world.
When the East Coast Hip Hop dancers met the West Coast Street Style dancers, and exchanged styles. California had dances like POPPING and LOCKING. With this exchange came the acceptance of POPPING and LOCKING into Hip Hop dance. Although West Coast dances style have a respected history, it is safe to say that POPPING, LOCKING, BREAKING, ROCKING, and FREESTYLE are elements of HIP HOP DANCE.
This is due to 2 important Movies that were made in the early 80's that helped catapult Hip Hop to the mainstream audience. WEST COAST MOVIE CALLED "BREAKIN", and the EAST COAST MOVIE CALLED "BEAT STREET". Because of these 2 movies, Hip Hop dance was established.

To understand More about original Hip Hop Dance, I highly recommend watching these 2 movies. STYLE WARS, and WILD STYLE.

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