Hip Hop Dance Smore

Emma Boyd || Croan 2nd Period || AA1

History of Hip Hop

Hip hop dancing had officially begun in New York City during the late 1960s and early 70s. During this time, individuals without professional dance training but with a natural instinct for movement, brought dancing to the streets. A dance form meant to be popular in the original sense of the word, meaning that it was for the people and not for the academy, hip hop moves were inspired by complex rhythms and the down-to-earth movement style of African dancing. Music and movement came together to form a new art. While vestiges of modern, tap, swing, and African dancing can all be found in hip hop, this dance style is really in a class of its own when it comes to improvisation and an edge of competition.


"History of Hip Hop Dance." LoveToKnow. Web. 27 Feb. 2015. <http://dance.lovetoknow.com/History_of_Hip_Hop_Dance>.

"Funkanometry SF Dance Company." San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest. Web. 27 Feb. 2015. <http://www.sfhiphopdancefest.com/performers/funkanometry-sf-dance-company/>.

"How to Do Hip-Hop Dance Moves." Howcast. Web. 27 Feb. 2015. <http://www.howcast.com/guides/938-How-to-Do-HipHop-Dance-Moves>.

Our Hip Hop Dance:

We incorporated Jazz Walks, Walka Walka, The Cat Daddy, Booty Pop, and the Glide. This is our video of the dance to Beyonce's "Singal Ladies". We hope you enjoy!