Posted by: yankeedc | 03/03/2015

Break Dance

Break Dance is a brisk modality of the Hip-Hop culture. B-boy, B-girl or breaker are the names to call a practitioner of this dance. It is a style of street dance that originated between African American and Puerto Rican young people in New York City during the 70s. James Brown was the pioneer of Break Dance which his song “Get on the Good Foot”. People tried to copy James’ moves in parties in their living rooms. DJ Kool Herc helped breakdancing moves progress. Some moves of Break Dance are footwork, body freezes, twirl or pirouette, windmilling and backspinning.


[1]Wikipedia Contributors, “Breakdance – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” [Online]. Available at: [Accessed: 23-Mar-2015].

[2]T. Bendinghaus, “Breakdance History – 1970s to Today.” [Online]. Available at: [Accessed: 23-Mar-2015].


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