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Urban Dance Street dance is used to describe dance terms that take place outside the studio like in the streets, school yards and nightclub. They are often unrehearsed and they promote contact and interaction with the spectator and other dancers. Dancers interpret the existing moves freely and even invent knew ones to create a personal style of their own. The word 'vernacular dance' or street dance is used as an umbrella term to describe a lot of different style of urban dances such as; * Hip hop * * B-boy * Popping * * Locking * Krumping * * Freestyle * Break dance * Dance hall Street dance began appearing in the United States in the 1970's and is still active and developing within hip hop culture today. These dance styles are trendy on so many different levels, as a form of physical exercise, an art form and for competitions, and are today practiced at dance studios and other spaces, even some schools uses street dance as a form of physical education. ...read more.


Popping is a funk dance and street dance style based on the method of rapidly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer's body, referred to as a pop or a hit. This is done constantly to the beat and tempo of a song with a variety of movements and poses. Popping is also used as an umbrella term for a group of closely related dance styles like locking and techniques that are often integrated with popping to create a more varied performance. Like other street dances, popping is often performed in battles, trying to outshine another dancer or group of dancers in front of a crowd. This gives room for improvisation and moves that are hardly ever seen in shows and performances, such as interaction with the other contestants and spectators. Michael Jackson has also helped to popularize popping and today popping has been incorporated into hip hop. Krumping is similar in form and practice to traditional weapon dances, and for this reason is considered by many African-American krumpers to be representational to their tribal roots. ...read more.


Step 1. Slow jog on the spot for the count of 8. Step 2. 8 star jumps at a moderate pace. Step 3. Rotate your head from the left corner to the right corner, remembering not to hold your head back, keep it forward so it does not damage your neck line. Repeat this for the count of 16. Step 4. Rotation of the diaphragm for the count of 16. Step 5. Stretches for the count of 16. Step 6. Leaps across the room and back. Repeat this twice Step 7. Triplets across the room and back. Repeat this twice Step 8. Sit ups for the count of 16. Step 9. Then sit ups while stretching to the right with your left arm. Step 10. Sit ups while stretching to the left with your right arm. Step 11. Seat rolls and stretching to a point for the count of 16. Step 12. Ham string, 16 counts for each leg. Step 13. Rotation of the shoulder for the count of 16. Step 14. Turns with your harms swinging for the count of 8 . Repeat step 3, 4 and 5 to finish cooling down. ?? ?? ?? ?? Sanique Gordon ...read more.

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