Hip-hop dance is a street dance style which developed as part of Hip-hop culture. Hip-hop culture is the embodiment of four important elements: Breaking, Rapping(MCing, Beatboxing), Graphite and Djing. It started as an underground movement as a counter culture against a very racist and discriminating society. Hip-hop dance evolved in the streets of The Bronx, New York, in the early 1970s, in the span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: none; font-weight: 700;">African American communities.The various styles associated with Hip-hop dance are Breaking, Locking, Popping, Old School etc. What distinguishes Hip-hop from other forms of dance is that it is often "freestyle" which means it is improvisational in nature. Hip-hop dance crews and individuals engaged in freestyle dance competitions, also known as "battles".
Hip Hop Dance is a rage among young dance students. Moon Walker Dance Studio conducts Hip Hop Dance classes every day of the week at its dance studios. Students are trained on diverse international Hip-Hop, House and R & B music which gives scope for different kinds of moves and styles. At this time you can either take up a 5 day a week hip-hop batch where you’ll get 12 classes in a month, or a weekend-only batch with 2 hours on Saturday and 2 hours on Sunday, totaling 15 hours a month
The term "Hip Hop" is a combination of two words, "Hip" which means current or in the know and "Hop" as in the jumping movement.
They say that Hip Hop as a musical genre and as an artistic dance form originated somewhere in the Bronx in New York during the 1970?s. Hip Hop originally was a creative expression of the suburban African-American and Hispanic-American communities but gradually spread across communities, regions and countries and is now popular among dance enthusiasts around the world.
Hip Hop music began when DJs started experimenting with rhythmic beats in loops, then with rap vocals, hard hitting lyrics and beatboxing. All this accompanied with deep bass, innovative guitar strumming and high end sound effects.
While this new kind of music was gaining acceptance and popularity, particular complimentary styles of dressing, dance and art were also making way into the lives of fans. This is how Hip Hop as a dance form and Graffiti as an art form came into being. Today, music, dance and graffiti, all are essentials part of the Hip Hop culture.