So What Hip-Hop actually is?
Also known as street style dance, Hip-Hop is one of the most famous form of the modern dance styles. It is performed on hip hop music and is a part of hip hop culture.This dance form primarily gained its popularization from the entertainment industry like T.v shows, Movies and theaters.
In my previous post i provided information about Tap dance as a form of modern dance styles, Now i will be providing information about Hip-Hop dance.
The origin of Hip hop dance is believed to be since 1970s and was made popular by the Dance crews of The United States. This dance form is sometimes influence by one of the style of Jazz dance which is known as Jazz funk.
The thing which distinguishes this style from the other modern dance styles is its “freestyle” It is very improvisational in nature and can be performed as professionally as well as a hobby or entertainment.
The popular show from 1980s , Soul Train have a very significant contribution to the mainstream exposure of this dance style.
Styles in Hip-Hop...
Hip hop is one of those dance form which has a wide variety of dance styles, Here I am going to provide information about Main hip hop dance styles.
Also known as b-boying or b-girling , break dancing is a major style of this dance form. Here “b” is referred to break.This dance style was created by African Americans. This dance form has some major elements which are termed as Top rock, in which the steps are performed while standing up including the footwork, Another is Down rock in which the steps are performed with both hands and foot on the floor. The transitions from top to down are known as “drop”.
Originally known as Campbellocking, locking is a dance style which was created in 1969 by Campbellock in the year 1969, and got popularized by the crew Lockers. In this dance style the dancers have to hold their position for long , the move which is used is called a lock. The dancers freeze for a certain time and start moving again. The lockers are distinguished by their unique dress styles which have colorful strips.
Created in Fresno , California popping is the dance style which follows the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing the muscles which creates a jerk in the dancers body which is known as pop. Each pop have to be synchronized with the rhythm and beats of the music. This dance style is so smooth that the steps and the body looks like fluid when a dancer is performing popping.
To begin with...
Here I am going to provide a video which is based on the simple moves in Hip-Hop for the beginners.
This video is provided by Mr. Mihran Kirakosian, which provides the 3 simple steps for the beginners of hip hope dance.
Hope you will enjoy it.