“Breaking” is one of the core elements of hip-hop dance. Popularized in the 1980’s by such movies as Breakin’, Beat Street & Flashdance the form was developed on the streets of New York. Learn the basics of this exciting form from toprocks, floorwork, freezes, powermoves, battle strategies, character building and the art of freestyle
House dance has been debatingly broken down into 3 styles: footwork, jacking and lofting. It includes a variety of techniques and sub-styles that include skating, stomping and shuffling. House dance takes from many different dance elements such as the Lindy era, African, Latin, Brazilian, Jazz, Tap & even modern. In house dancing there is an emphasis on the subtle rhythms and riffs of the music
Krump is an aggressive style of dance that has roots from Los Angeles,California as early as 2000. Krump consists of stomps, chestpops, jabs, arm swings, poses, grooves and tricks. Krump gives the dancer an opportunity to create a wide array of creative combinations to express themselves. Krump is an ever growing and evolving dance that looks to provide the new generation youth with a positive dance culture.
Popping is a street dance and one of the original funk styles that came from California during the 1960s1970s. It is based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer's body, referred to as a pop or a hit. This is done continuously to the rhythm of a song in combination with various movements and poses. Closely related illusionary dance styles and techniques are often integrated with popping to create a more varied performance.
These dance styles include the robot, waving and tutting. However, popping is distinct from breaking and locking, with which it is often confused. A popping dancer is commonly referred to as a popper.