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Street Dance has now taken the world by storm, it is now being used by almost every mainstream hip hop and R&B artist with hip hop dance becoming part of mainstream pop culture.
Preface: As we complete the third decade of what has been termed " hip-hop culture ," much has yet to be explored regarding its roots, history, terminology and essence.
Histories of the different hip-hop dances: The three dances of hip-hop all have their own distinct histories and stories. A common misconception is that hip-hop dancing is deeply rooted in African rituals/ceremonies and culture.
Creativity always comes from the heart, and hip hop dance is about ingenuity, the way you dance.
OK, OK… you probably know something about the history of hip hop dance (I’m sure you do!).
The Case: A hip hop enthusiast from New York City has always heard that 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx is the birthplace of hip hop. The story goes that on August 11, 1973 DJ Kool Herc, a building resident, was entertaining at his sister’s back-to-school party, and tried something new on the turntable: he extended an instrumental beat (breaking or scratching) to let people dance longer (break dancing) and began MC’ing (rapping) during the extended breakdancing.