It officially begun late 1960s early 1970s in New York City, during that time individuals without professional dance training but with a natural instinct for movement, brought dancing to the streets. A dance form meant to be popular in the original sense of the word, meaning that it was for the people and not for the academy, hip hop moves were inspired by complex rhythms and the down-to-earth movement style of African dancing.
Hip Hop dances incorporate several different styles of dances that encourage creativity and improvisations. Hip Hop Freestyle in the 21st century is an amalgamation of different styles and It continues to constantly evolve and adapt to the times.
Dance Techniques (Types)
Free style Hip Hop, breaking, locking, roboting, boogaloo, popping and in early 2000s latest addition was Krump.
- Encourage individual expressions
- High Alertness from the individual as one focuses on improvisation and synchronization
- Building muscles in a way exercise can’t due to the complex dance routines
- Fast – paced and fun
- Build Confidence
- Could be considered as a fat burning exercise
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