Post added: September 3rd, 2010 in dance-styles category.

The history of hip-hop originated in the late 60’s of the 20th century and continues to evolve till this day. Hip-hop culture originated in New York among African-American and Latino ghetto. Street culture existed for centuries in all countries. But in the U.S., where there is a ghetto, it had a special isolation from society … As a consequence, it spilled into the streets of white neighborhoods and then into the masses – show business, discos, cinema, etc.

One of the components of hip-hop culture is dance. Let’s separate the basic styles: Breaking, Locking, Popping, Boogaloo.

Hip-Hop Dance:

In the 90′s a new form of hip-hop dance appeared, it combines the movements of such styles: popping, locking, breaking, as well as many other styles. Later, people began to define this style as a new school. Gradually, penetrating into the pop culture, absorbing new elements and styles, transforming, hip-hop dance stands out as a separate direction – hip-hop. Now in famous hip-hop and R’n'B stars music videos we see dancers moving in this style. Hip-hop as a dance direction is so popular that it has penetrated into our lives everywhere – in shows, music videos, dance schools and centers, fitness clubs, cinema, theater, etc.

BUT! In fact, there is no difference between the oldschool and newschool. The opinion of the fathers of hip-hop is that there is no difference.

There is only one school: it’s learning, development, involvement in culture, the passing of different stages of education and self-discovery. That’s true school of hip-hop. (Africa Bambaata)


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