The Hip-Hop dance style is offshoot of hip-hop culture. This form of dance often takes place along with hip-hop music. Hip-hop is a wider terms and it involves several nuances of varied forms of dance. In fact, the genesis of break dancing traces its roots to hip-hop dance. One major dance between hip-hop dance and break dance is in terms of movements.
Most of the moves in hip-hop dance are performed standing up whereas break dancing moves are performed close to the ground. Four elements; disc jockeys, MCs or rappers, B-boys and B-girls and Graffiti combine together to form hip-hop culture.
One interesting aspect of hip-hop culture is its development over the period of several years. Diverse cultures like tap, jazz, rock and Latin American have contributed in the development and evolution of this fascinating form of art. Hip-hop is wonderful statement of attitude. This dance form requires tremendous energy and it gives you amazing flexibility in your movements and in your body.
This dance is unique in sense of individuality and freedom. The performers are free to add their own original steps and move as they desire. Hip-hop dance represents individuality of the dancers and that way it’s a great source of enhancing self-confidence.
India is also slowly waking up to magic of hip-hop. Several new dance studios and institutions are being opened across the country. This form of dance is greatly popular among the youths and almost everywhere dance studios are choc-a-block with students aspiring to learn hip-hop. The MTV culture has also contributed greatly in spreading the popularity of this dance.
However, hip-hop is all about adding one’s own individual steps. So the ideal condition in learning hip-hop is not to follow fixed and predefined dance steps because that will take the charm of original hip-hop. Hip-hop is a life style which is still evolving so let’s ‘rap’ our way to some hip-hop magic.