Hip hop dance

By Taylor Briggs

History of Hip Hop

According to hip-hop activist Afrika Bambaataa and b-boy Richard "Crazy Legs" Colón, the purest hip-hop dance style, breaking (commonly called "breakdancing"), began in the early 1970s as elaborations on how James Brown danced to his song "Get on the Good Foot". People mimicked these moves in their living rooms, in hallways, and at parties.
hip hop dance

Hip Hop

Leaders: Richard "Crazy Legs" Colón, James Brown

Created: during 1970s

Evolved from: traditional Jazz dances

Description: development of the early hip-hop dance styles: uprock, breaking, locking, roboting, boogaloo, and popping. Black and Latino Americans created uprock and breaking in New York City