What Is Hip Hop?
History: Hip Hop dancing is a style of street dancing that evolved in the 1970's through Black and Latin American culture mainly in New York and Los Angeles ghettos when street DJs started taking out the melodies in music and focusing on the beats.
How it works: Hip Hop dancing is an impressive combination of footwork, freezes, body isolation in a performative style. Solo dancers show their ingenuity by stringing together moves, footwork, and tricks to music. Although there are many, "Popping" and "Locking" are well-known types of Hip Hop dancing. Jorge "Popmaster Fabel" Pabon writes, "Dancing on beat is most important. Riding the rhythm makes the difference between dance and unstructured movement."
Why you should dance Hip Hop: Learning Hip Hop gives you a chance to press the boundaries of your movement, timing, and creativity as an individual while dancing to fresh beats by modern MCs. You'll not only gain appreciation for muscle control, but also enjoy the strength and workout you get from the learning Hip Hop.