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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Breakdancing is a form of acrobatic dance that is part of hip hop culture.
Breakdancing is one of the four elements of hip hop.
Breakdancing as we know it today developed in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s, although there is some controversy, and many argue that breakdancing was also developing in Los Angeles at the same time.
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 Breakdance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Breakdance, also known as breaking or b-boying, is a street dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement that originated among African American youths in the South Bronx of New York City during the early 1970s.
Breakdancing is an amalgam of numerous different aerobic practices, a style which borrows a variety of forms, motions, and maneuvers especially emphasized in martial arts (especially Capoeira), gymnastics, and popular funk dance.
Some breakdancers matched their hats, shirts, and shoes to show uniformity within a breakdancing crew, and was perceived a threat to the competitor in the form of "strength in numbers." B-boys also wore nylon tracksuits which were functional as well as fashionable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Breakdancing   (2803 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Breakdancing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Breakdancing, also known as breaking and b-boying by its practitioners and followers, is a dynamic style of dance that is part of Hip Hop culture and emerged out of the Hip-Hop movement in the South Bronx of New York City during the late 20th century.
Breakdance is commonly associated with, but distinct from, popping which is one element of the funk styles that evolved independently in California during the late 20th century.
Breakdance was in the beginning a social dance but in the later years, mostly because of media and television, its goal has been as a performance dance.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Breakdancing   (1803 words)

 Windmill (breakdancing move) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Windmill (or briefly Mill) is one of the most well-known power moves in breakdancing.
Others contend that the moves are one and the same, and that the name difference is merely based on the evolutionary history of the moves.
Six basic mills The fifth clip is a Munch Mill and the sixth incorporates a 1990.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Windmill_(breakdancing_move)   (1131 words)

 Rapping, Breakdancing, Graffiti & Deejaying are the 4 Main Pillars of Hip Hop Music
Breakdancing is mostly associated with the form popping, but is still very distinct and independent.
However, the powerheads focus on difficult moves which they feel makes breakdancing the unique and difficult sport that it is. A person looking from the outside does not truly see the big difference between the style and technique dancers.
Rapping, breakdancing, graffiti, and deejaying are the 4 main pillars that have taken hip hop to the level it is at today.
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 Breakdancing | Hip-Hop | B-Boy | Battle | Crew | Battle of the Year | Uprock | Toprock
Breakdancing refers to dance moves that are combined with the breaks in the music.
Breakdancing started in the South Bronx of New York city in the mid 1970's and then moved west to LA.
Breakdancing faded into the underground scene in the 1980's, but made a media comeback in the late 1990's and has since been featured in many TV commercials.
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 NPR : Breakdancing, Present at the Creation
Breakdancing burst onto the national scene in the early 1980s, fueled by a media obsession with hip hop, enjoyed a love affair with the spotlight that lasted a few years, and then fell out of the glare just as quickly as it had located it.
Breakdancing may have died, but the b-boy, one of four original elements of hip hop (also included: the MC, the DJ, and the graffiti artist) lives on.
To those who knew it before it was tagged with the name breakdancing, to those still involved in the scene that they will always know as b-boying, the tradition is alive and, well, spinning.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/breakdancing   (1107 words)

 UCSF - Radiology - Injuries of Breakdancing
Breakdancers, also known as breakers, or b-boys and b-girls, gained their name by performing to rhythm heavy sections, or "breaks," in the rhythm and blues music that eventually became rap.
Since breakdancing continues to be practiced by many individuals around the world, both within organized dance communities as well as on the streets, good medical care for this population requires awareness of any special medical concerns associated with this activity.
In addition, breakdancing may be associated with a number of otherwise uncommon medical conditions such as cervical spine subluxation, or greenstick fractures of the humeral head.
www.radiology.ucsf.edu /learning_ctr/breakdance.shtml   (3687 words)

 LyricsVault: History of music; Breakdancing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Breakdancing, both in the nightclub and on the street is competitive in nature, much like the other elements of hip-hop, as well as capoeira.
Whether or not this is true, there is a very strong similarity between many breakdancing moves and many capoeira movements.
The battles are usually part of a tournament style competition with cash prizes, or they are featured showcase battles, where each crew is paid to dance.
www.lyricsvault.net /history/breakdancing.html   (1568 words)

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That was the year that James Brown recorded "Get on the Good Foot," a song that inspired an acrobatic dance based on the high energy moves that Brown performed on stage.
Soon, kids in New York were doing the Good Foot -better known as B Boy(short for Break Boy)- which was the direct precursor to the sort of breakdancing we know today.
The club started sponsoring breakdance contests which led to appearances in videos and shows.
www.angelfire.com /punk2/walktheplank/breakdancing.html   (1298 words)

 breakdancing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Breakdancing remained without many of it's "power moves",or moves that are very acrobatic, until the early 80's.
Breakdancing became very commercialized during the 80's, and slowly died away from the massive media attention.
Even a lot of the breakdancers who have flares have what I call "cheated flares" If you are doing real flares, you will face one direction always while performing your flares..if you see the b-boy changing the direction he is facing constantly while he is flaring he's doing an easier, cheated version of the flare.
www.diadigitaldesigns.com /images/portfolio/bboyneko/breakdance.htm   (2104 words)

 News 8 Austin | 24 Hour Local News | HEADLINES
"Breakdancing is a very urban traditional dance that hasn't been really expressed into the whole dancing community, such as ballet, modern dancing, jazz dancing, it's all out there really well.
Mendez and Todd Robleski are on a mission to bring breakdancing to the world and teach kids to tear it up.
There are three main stances that create breakdancing moves - the bear, the crab and the monkey.
www.news8austin.com /content/headlines/?ArID=162401&SecID=2   (327 words)

 BBC Inside Out - Breakdancing
If you thought breakdancing disappeared in the '80s in a haze of leg warmers and sweat bands then you are in for a surprise because breakdancing is back - in a big way.
Breakdancing may be exploding back into mainstream fashion, but according to one breaker, it's never been away.
It is widely accepted that breakdancing started with the king of cool himself, James Brown and his hit song 'The Good Foot' in the '60s.
www.bbc.co.uk /insideout/westmidlands/series3/breakdancing.shtml   (1049 words)

 A school for breakdancing - Bboy.org
Joel has been breakdancing since he was a teenager, and he has the physique to show for it.
Breakdance, which originated in New York in the 70s, is not a new fad.
Breakdancing was banned in school and the whole movement had to go “underground”.
www.bboy.org /forums/interviews-articles/64656-school-breakdancing.html   (2053 words)

 Halfbakery: Breakdancing on Ice Spectacular!!
[binarycookies] the thing is, when breakdancers actually dance, they dont really make contact with their feet.
Most breakdancing moves rely on a high degree of friction with the floor.
Bone for making me remember the awfulness of breakdancing and imagining the pain of having to watch it on ice, wasting perfectly good time that could otherwise be allocated to hockey.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Breakdancing_20on_20Ice_20Spectacular!!   (347 words)

 BBC - Berkshire Features - Breakdancing crew - Children of the Monkey Basket
The third breakdancing battle organised by Reading crew Children of the Monkey Basket attracted dancers from as far as France.
Held at Club 360 at the University of Reading, dancers were callede in pairs to engage in a breakdancing battle, showing off their power moves and dance styles to their opponent as well as the three judges and the crowd.
The winner of Saturday 12th June's battle was K from Foundationz Crew, second came Timmy Tim Tim from Children of the Monkey Basket, third was Ill Boogs from Sinstars, fourth came Sasha from Floor Crusaders and finally, fifth came the female Firefly from Under Attack.
www.bbc.co.uk /berkshire/features/2004/06/breakdancing/gallery.shtml   (184 words)

 Breakdancing &The Roxy - NightClubCity.com: New York Nightlife Guide
Breakdancing seems so different from all other kinds of dancing that the first question people ask when they see it is: "Where did these kids learn to dance like that?" To many people, this dance seems to have come out of nowhere.
In the case of Breakdancing, the someone is the great superstar, James Brown, and the something is the dance, the Good Foot.
If you wanted to discover a Breakdancer for your show or video, you would come to the Roxy.
www.nightclubcity.com /forum/showthread.php?t=53169   (598 words)

The breakdancer will usually hold the freeze for a second or two.
He then bounce up and down with his hand as he spins around.
is a simple dance done standing up to initiate breakdancing.
www.uic.edu /orgs/kbc/hiphop/break.htm   (813 words)

 MilkandCookies - Breakdancing
BBoy Junior, aka Buana, shows he's got soul and strength at the Red Bull One on One Breakdance Competition where he came in third.
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that also influenced breakdancing.
Breakdancing and it's counterpart "electric boogie" flourished along with the growth of hip-hop culture.
www.milkandcookies.com /keywords/breakdancing   (632 words)

 Halfbakery: Breakdancing: Fo' Reals
Okay, the basic idea is to have a bunch of breakdancers that you could use to motion-capture breakdancing moves (or you could just engineer them) and then have the game play kinda like tony hawk pro skater, you know, direction + button = move.
Also, you've have a list of pre-created real breakdancers (like Mr Wiggles) who you can use and have moves already set up for all the combinations of directions and button combos and what-not, and have motion-captured routines that you can watch in a museum mode like in Soul Calibur.
Way back in the depths of time, when breakdancing was new, there was a home computer called the Commodore 64, and it had a breakdancing game, by Epyx, called Breakdance, released in 1984.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Breakdancing_3a_20Fo_27_20Reals   (762 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Subcultures: Hip-Hop: Breakdancing
Breakdance - A discussion forum for breakdancing including sections for b-girls, music and related links.
Breakdance in UK - Information on breakdance events in the UK and a moves section that includes animations.
Breakdancing Club of Loyola Marymount University - Offers pictures and video clips of breakdancing and information on events occurring on campus and in Los Angeles.
dmoz.org /Society/Subcultures/Hip-Hop/Breakdancing   (914 words)

 Urban Dictionary: breakdancing
Bboying is a style of dance originated in the early 1970s in New York city and was mass published to the whole world in the movie "Flashdance" in 1983 which featured New York's hip-hop scene.
the term "breakdancing" or 'breakdancer' was coined by the media in the late 80's as the dance became highly commercialised from more people getting involved in the hip-hop scene.
breakdancers are usually looked down apon on the b-boying community as true b-boys break because they love dancing not to gain attention from a crowd.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=breakdancing   (619 words)

 Absolute Zero : Breakdancing Crew
With the intent of spreading hip hop culture and a love for urban dance throughout the Cornell community, Absolute Zero was born.
Immersed in a passion for the underground art of breakdancing, these bboys would go on to help revolutionize the intercollegiate break scene, establish themselves as a premiere dance troupe on campus, perform together, and battle together; as a crew and as the best of friends.
The Breakdancing Club consists of all people interested in learning and anyone who loves to dance.
www.rso.cornell.edu /azero   (240 words)

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