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Power moves in breakdance (Part 2)

Power moves in breakdance (Part 2)

Welcome back to our deep dive into the thrilling world of breakdancing with “Power Moves in Breakdance (Part 2).” In the first part, we explored the foundational techniques and iconic maneuvers that define breakdancing’s dynamic nature. Now, we venture further into the realm of advanced power moves that push the limits of physical capability and creativity. This segment will cover…

Power moves in breakdance (Part 1)

Power moves in breakdance (Part 1)

Breakdancing, a vibrant cultural phenomenon originating from the streets of New York City in the 1970s, is characterized by its electrifying “power moves.” These dynamic and acrobatic maneuvers showcase the athleticism and creativity of breakdancers worldwide. In this series, we explore the techniques and cultural significance of these moves, from foundational spins like the windmill to advanced feats such as…

Overview of freezes in breakdance (Part 2)

Overview of freezes in breakdance (Part 2)

Continuing our exploration of breakdancing freezes, Part 2 delves deeper into the diverse repertoire of poses that define this dynamic art form. From intricate variations like the elbow freeze and spider freeze to iconic moves such as the headstand and pike freeze, each freeze not only showcases technical mastery but also represents the creativity and innovation within breakdance culture. Join…

Overview of freezes in breakdance (Part 1)

Overview of freezes in breakdance (Part 1)

Freezes in breakdancing are not just static poses; they are dynamic expressions of strength, balance, and artistic flair that define the essence of this vibrant dance form. From foundational freezes like the baby freeze to more intricate maneuvers such as the hollowback and V-kick, each freeze showcases the dancer’s skill in defying gravity and creating captivating visual compositions. In this…

Differences between freestyle and choreography

Differences between freestyle and choreography

Understanding the nuanced differences between freestyle and choreography illuminates the multifaceted nature of dance as an art form. Both styles involve movement in response to music, yet each approach diverges significantly in terms of creative process, technical execution, and artistic expression. Freestyle dance epitomizes spontaneity and improvisation, providing dancers with the freedom to interpret music organically and express emotions intuitively.…

The full history of breakdance by decade

The full history of breakdance by decade

Breakdance, also known as breaking, is a vibrant form of street dance that originated in the South Bronx during the early 1970s. As an integral part of hip hop culture, breakdance has evolved through the decades, gaining global recognition for its acrobatic moves, intricate footwork, and rhythmic beats. From its underground beginnings to mainstream fame, breakdance has been shaped by…

What breakdance gear do you need?

What breakdance gear do you need?

What is breakdancing? Breakdancing, an art form born from the streets and rooted in creativity and athleticism, demands not only skill and passion but also the right gear to enhance performance and ensure safety. Whether you’re a novice exploring the basics or an experienced breaker pushing the boundaries of movement, understanding the essential breakdance gear is key to elevating your…

This is why we say breaking instead of breakdancing

This is why we say breaking instead of breakdancing

I’ve encountered countless discussions about the terminology used to describe this dynamic dance form. One of the most common questions I hear is, “Why do you say ‘breaking’ instead of ‘breakdancing’?” Today, I’m going to dive deep into this topic, exploring the history, cultural significance, and reasons behind the preferred terminology in the breaking community. The Origins of Breaking To…

How to Breakdance: The Harlem Shake with Jardy Santiago

How to Breakdance: The Harlem Shake with Jardy Santiago

The Harlem Shake, often misunderstood due to its viral internet counterpart, is an authentic hip-hop move with deep roots in the dance community. Today, with insights from renowned dancer Jardy Santiago, we delve into the true essence of theHarlem Shake, teaching you the foundational steps and how to infuse your personality into this classic move. Jardy, who began mastering the…