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HQ Breakdancing

What Break Dancing actually Involves

Break dancing like all dancing involves moving a certain way in time with music. The actual dancing as evolved considerably from the old-style due to the addition of new ideas and techniques. It involves moving the feet sideways and onto the toes, spinning on the knees, head, elbows, hands, and mocking fighting moves (i.e. kung fu).

There are hundreds of moves but 10 of the more frequently used are listed below:

  1. Headspin
  2. 1990's
  3. Handglides
  4. Backwallovers
  5. Flare
  6. Crab
  7. Six step
  8. Windmills
  9. Backspins
  10. Freeze

The dance consists of four primary elements: toprock, downrock, power movesand freezes/suicides. It is danced to both hip-hop and other genres of music that are oftenremixed to prolong the musical breaks. The musical selection for b-boying is not restricted to hip-hop music as long as the tempo and beat pattern conditions are met. A practitioner of this dance is called a b-boy, b-girl, or breaker. These dancers often participate in battles, formal or informal dance competitions between two individuals or two crews. Although the term "breakdance" is frequently used, "b-boying" and "breaking" are the original terms used to refer to the dance. These terms are preferred by the majority of the art form’s pioneers and most notable practitioners.