Hip Hop Dance

Hip hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip hop music that evolved from the hip hop culture.  The first dance associated with the hip hop was break dancing.  While break dancing consists primarily of moves executed close to the ground, the majority of hip hop moves are done standing up.  Hip hop developed from several cultures, including jazz, rock, tap and American and Latino cultures. Hip hop is a very energetic form of dancing.  It is unique in that it allows its dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding their own personalities.  Hip hop dancers practice a lot in order to master basic steps and movements that appear simple when performed.  Hip hop classes are popping up in dance studios around the country.  Teens are particularly interested in learning how to dance like dancers they see on MTV and music videos.  Dance teachers have capitalized on this interest and have started incorporating hip hop classes into their curriculum.

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