History of Hip Hop

By Adelaide, Sanam, and Muriel

Stephen 'Twitch' Boss

Hip Hop has been a part of Boss's life since he was a child. In fact, he earned the nickname 'Twitch' because he was always dancing. After graduating high school in 2000, Twitch studied dance at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama. After that Twitch became involved in various dance groups and appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, on which he was a finalist. He also choreographed for singing groups such as Disney's Cheetah Girls. Twitch now teaches dance with fellow finalist Katee Shean and participates in dance groups Breed OCLA and Chill Factor Crew.


History of Hip Hop


Hip-hop dance became widely known after the first professional street-based dance crews formed in the 1970s in the United States ever since it starts more than forty years ago. The Brooklyn-based, hip hop, dance style was a predecessor to breaking. Uprock, roboting, and boogaloo are respected dances. Mainstream dances include breaking, locking, and popping. Other forms of social hip hop have come about such as the worm, the Dougie and the Cha Cha Slide. Some have become very popular.