How to do hand break dance

How to breakdance step by step

The following 3 videos will teach you how to breakdance step by step. We recommend that you watch these lessons in order as they are arranged from easiest to hardest. These moves come directly from our breakdancing courses which you should check out if you want to learn more. A word of caution, you must be careful when you attempt these moves. Be sure to study the movements very carefully and slowly and then ease into them. For other online dance classes click here.

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Beginner break dance moves

Breakdancing move #1: 3 Step
The 3 step is one of the most popular beginner break dance moves. It consist of 3 steps that are done in a circle. In this move you will start with one leg extended in front of you and then will switch the legs as fast as you can so that the other leg is extended, from there you bring the leg side where you end up in a kind of push up position. Learn how to sync the arm switches with your leg switches.

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Breakdance move #2: Corkscrew Up:
This is another cool bboy move. The corkscrew up is perfect for when you need to get up from the ground in a “cool” and smooth way. You can do this move on it’s own or from any other combination of moves.Here you will develop strength and balance as you push off the floor to spin upwards and around.

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Break dance move #3: The baby freeze
Learn how to do a baby freeze move in this video. Freezes in Breakdancing are meant to draw attention to the dancer and are usually put in at the end of some footwork combination like the 3-step above! The baby freeze is great to start out with since its small. It still requires lots of coordination and practice so take it slowly and make sure you don’t skip anything.

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History of Breakdancing:

Breakdancing was founded by the black community and Puerto Rican kids in the 1970s. And it really became popular after James brown’s single “Get On The Good Foot” where his busted out his high energy footwork dancing. After that, the kids in New york started to copy his moves and eventually it evolved to be called b-boy or break dancing. At that time most of the style was ground footwork combinations without any of the fancy stuff you see today like windmills or back spins that are popular today. There were also breakdancing battles between gangs or clicks.

Another dance called “uprock” influenced the b-boy dancers. In this dance style, the dancers mimic fighting moves into rhythmic dance moves that opponents would use to ‘battle’ against one another.

The music is not restricted to Hip Hop anymore. These days dancers choose Techno, Jazz, electronic, pop and an other types of music that suites their style.

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How To: Do a Windmill Breakdance move

  • By Phil Lonsdale
  • Breakdance

Looking for a show stopping powermove? Check out this video to learn the windmill. The windmill is a great breakdance move that will leave everyone in the audience speechless. If you need to learn the hang glide freeze, hop over to this video.

How To: Perform basic coffee grinder (helicopters) breakdancing moves

  • By Breakdancing Ninja
  • Breakdance

The coffee grinder, aka the helicopter, is a tough breakdance move to master. If you're determined to beef up your coffee grinder skills, follow this breakdancing tutorial to learn the move properly. This should be the first move you learn.

How To: Airflare in break dance

  • By Amie Coué Arbuckle
  • Breakdance

Just remember, for all powermoves, you have to get used to it. Train holding your body weight on the hand that you lift off with right hand for clockwise. You do not have to be able to balance a 1 handed handstand, just hold an L-kick or pike on that hand. This will strengthen the triceps. Also do not train flexibility by splits, you need all the muscles around ur legs and hands to be flexible. Just do flares and mills for flexibility.

How To: Do a Hang Glide Freeze when Breakdancing

  • By Phil Lonsdale
  • Breakdance

The Hang Glide Freeze is an important move for any B-boy or girl to learn because it develops the strength needed for more advanced freezes, and often is used to transition into power moves. Watch this video to learn how to pull it off.

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  • By Robin Mansur
  • Breakdance

Today's innovation lies in the world of poppin' and lockin'. In fact, WonderHowTo's very own CTO, Bryan Crow, is no stranger to the realm of pop and lock-tastic (ask him, maybe he'll share some tips). But until Bryan posts some vids, we enjoy Korean extraordinaire Edo, as he gets awesomely inhuman for a chance to be the next big star at K-pop factory Cube Entertainment.

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  • By WonderHowTo
  • Breakdance

Footwork, both standing up and on the ground, is the bread and butter of your breakdancing routine. And you can always tell the difference between a breakdancing pro and a beginner/sloppy breakdancer by how smoothly he transitions between movements.

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  • By Amie Coué Arbuckle
  • Breakdance

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How To: Complete different magnitudes of isolations in breakdancing

  • By WonderHowTo
  • Breakdance

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  • By WonderHowTo
  • Breakdance

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How To: Do the Windmill breakdance move step by step

  • By Howcast
  • Breakdance

The Windmill is the move most people think of when they contemplate break dancing. The famous move consists of balancing on your hands, head, and chest while spining your legs around and around in a circular motion.

How To: Dance the forward "worm" move, aka "the dolphin" (for kids)

  • By WonderHowTo
  • Breakdance

Whether you like the name "worm" or "dolphin", the moves the same— a cool and trendy breakdance-style dance move where you lay on the ground and act like a slippery worm (or dolphin). This dance tutorial covers the "froward worm" move, with David Norseworthy from the Fresh Dance Workshop.

How To: Do the six step breakdance move for seasoned dancers

  • By Linda Chang
  • Breakdance

In the field of break dancing, there is either win or lose, no try. That's because the superior upper body strength and advanced hand-eye-leg coordination required by the dance style are extremely demanding, leaving only a select few who work hard and get really good.

How To: Improve your breakdance Russian kicks (V-kicks)

  • By Breakdancing Ninja
  • Breakdance

This video shows you a basic drill to help improve your Russian kick technique. This is a great breakdancing move, also referred to as the V-kick. Put everyone else's breakdance moves to shame and learn this Russian kick!

How To: Improve your headspinning skills with headspin drills and stretches

  • By Breakdancing Ninja
  • Breakdance

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How To: Do a knee float (rewind) breakdancing move

  • By Nicholas H Battjes
  • Breakdance

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  • By Nicholas H Battjes
  • Breakdance

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  • By Nicholas H Battjes
  • Breakdance

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How To: Perform a three step for breakdancing

  • By Nicholas H Battjes
  • Breakdance

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  • By Nicholas H Battjes
  • Breakdance

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  • By Nicholas H Battjes
  • Breakdance

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  • By Nicholas H Battjes
  • Breakdance

In this video you'll find demonstrations for toprock variations in breakdancing. Learn the steps, the style, and the moves that'll get you up on your feet and dancing like a pro in no time. Must by DJ Mar and DJ Pablo respectively.

How To: Do freeze transitions in breakdancing

  • By StephanieCMTucker
  • Breakdance

A super cool way to get from move to move while you are breakdancing is by freezing. Learn how to freeze in a stylish way and transition from move to move with this tutorial. Follow along and practice until you get it down pat. Pretty soon you will be a superstar and wowing audiences everywhere.

How To: Moonwalk for beginners

  • By ryan
  • Breakdance

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  • By Breakdancing Ninja
  • Breakdance

Check out this totally slick tutorial where the Breakdancing Ninja shows you the drills and strength excercises you need to do Breakdancing/Gymnastic Flares. Flares are essential to any good breaking routine. In this clip you will learn how to get started with the right workout so that your body is strong enough to handle the flares. Follow along and pretty soon you will be getting a standing ovation anytime you step it up!

How To: Do regular and one-armed handstands in breakdancing

  • By Breakdancing Ninja
  • Breakdance

In this clip, learn how to do an awesome set of breakdancing moves that will get everyone on their feet and clapping. This tutorial from the Breakdancing Ninja will walk you through handstands, step by step. First, you will start out with regular handstands and move on to the more difficult one-armed style. So, if you are ready to dance, check out this clip and start breaking!

How To: Do the jerk dance move, the reject

  • By StephanieCMTucker
  • Breakdance

This video teaches you how to do the popular dance, "the jerk". First, you step on your left foot with your right foot up behind you then you jump and land on your right foot with your left foot up behind you. Then you jump on your left foot, jump on your right foot and jump up on your left foot. Then you jump on your right foot, jump on your left and land on your right foot. It's like a square. Then the creator of the video shows all of the steps in fast forward. Also there is a montage of p...

How To: Reject or jerk dance

  • By StephanieCMTucker
  • Breakdance

If you want to learn how to Jerk or Reject dance first you have to skip backwards with your feet! Your first move will be to start off by jumping forward with your right foot and then come back with your right foot in the air. Next jump forward with your left leg and bend up your right leg. Then put your right leg down and your left leg up. Now repeat this same step over but with your other side. This is the simple easy jerk! Another way is to put your right leg up bent to the side and bring ...

How To: Do the Windmill & Standing Windmill breakdance moves

  • By WonderHowTo
  • Breakdance

This video by StenLTran92 shows how to accomplish the break-dance moves "Windmill" and "Standing Mill. " The video begins by first displaying the move in it's entirety. Then, the instructor takes us through the step by step of performing the break-dance move. The moves are all broken down into various kicks, drops, and facings that are to be followed if the move is to be done correctly. After the first lesson, the instructor moves on to how to accomplish a variation on the "Windmill" move. Bot...

How To: Master the breakdance windmill

  • By Sean Conaty
  • Breakdance

Step back into the 80s. Put on your parachute learn to perform 'The Windmill' like a pro. 1. Spread your feet more than shoulder width apart. Drop down on your left hand. Make sure that your left hand is directly under your shoulder. 2. Place your right hand above your head on the ground. Adjust your body so most of your weight is on your right arm. 3. Do a 'bottlecap" motion as shown in the video and let your legs follow your arms. Spin on your back and return to the start position. This is ...

How To: Do a breakdance drop

  • By Sean Conaty
  • Breakdance

This video teaches the secrets to do a basic break dance drop in simple steps. First stand on your tip of your toes and jump to right side, come back and do the same with the other leg. Now again go back to left side by popping your right leg simultaneously. While popping your leg will be folded under your knee and drop to the ground with your hand support. Practice it again and again till you perfect it. Finally do the basic drop with some simple steps along with music. Do a breakdance drop.

How To: Dance Jumpstyle for beginners

  • By Robin Mansur
  • Breakdance

This tutorial video is specifically designed to teach the hugely popular Euro dance, "Jumpstyle" to beginners who have little or no experience. It is recommended to wear shoes while you Jumpstyle and to stretch beforehand. Jumpstyle revolves around the music... You are supposed to jump with every step you take, as well as jump to the beat of the music.

How To: 1990 in breakdancing

  • By Amie Coué Arbuckle
  • Breakdance

This is a subtitled tutorial for BBoys looking to breakdance. The 1990 is a classic bboy move in breakdancing. Check out the step by step to get your moves on.

How To: Flare in breakdancing

  • By Amie Coué Arbuckle
  • Breakdance

This is a subtitled flare tutorial. Hope this helps a lot of you. Sorry about the white font. This shows you all of the moves you must learn in order to perfect flare and airflare in break dancing.

How To: Windmill in breakdancing like a b-boy

  • By Amie Coué Arbuckle
  • Breakdance

Bboy blast and Bboy Bruce Lee show you how to windmill like a classic BBOY. This foreign video is subtitled to explain all of the bodies movements when doing the windmill break move.

How to improve yourself in breakdancing

Red Bull b-boy athlete Killa Kolya gives 10 clear tips - a complete guide to breakdancing.

You can start at home!

If you have a desire to dance breaking, try this direction, you can even start at home. Find tutorial videos on youtube and try to repeat what they show there. And if the desire to dance has already finally taken shape, then it's time to find any studio where there is a break dance and sign up. nine0003

Form - free!

Clothing should be loose: not to fetter anywhere, not to squeeze, not to tighten. An excellent option can be hoodie pants and a T-shirt, you can even go up a size. And sneakers or sneakers, whoever is more comfortable.

Breakdance equipment also includes a hat and a jacket: a hat is needed in order to perform elements below, where the head touches the floor, so that there is protection, and the jacket helps to spin - it glide better, and also serves as protection. nine0003

Everyone will find their form

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And then everyone will find their form. You can see what your favorite b-boys have chosen as their equipment. You will see that someone has chosen tight clothes for themselves, someone prefers jeans. After all, the form is a continuation of the dance style. So, when you form your style, you will understand what is better to dance in. For example, if there is a big emphasis on stretching, it is better to give preference to loose clothing, it will be more comfortable in it. nine0003

The Basic Approach - The Foundation of Your Training

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The Basic Approach

The classic way to organize your workout is to warm up, learn the movements, pump and stretch at the end of your workout. If you approach it from the dance side, then toprock is the best warm-up. This is a dance that does not have complex elements and physical activity, but at the same time, arms, legs, and the body are involved in it. If you give it 15-20 minutes, you can warm up well, here you need to follow the sensations. After that, you can move on to the movements below, for example, use the calls down and footwork. And when you feel that you are already in the right condition, you can proceed to the study of complex elements. And as a download, I most often do the breakdance elements themselves, I do them for the number of approaches: this is how the element is worked out and the download occurs. And finally, the basic stretch. nine0003


When choosing a place to train or dance, remember that atmosphere matters. There must be a spirit of creativity and the same people, close in spirit, from whom you will charge and charge them. To have an energy exchange. Plus to everything - there should be a good floor. For b-boys, it is important that there is a slippery floor, it is easier to perform spinning elements on it.

The choice is yours

If you break breaking into directions, then for each you need to master certain movements that will help you master the direction itself. For example, for toprock, the quality of the hull is important. That is, so that not only the arms and legs work, but the body shakes. In general, for any dance direction, the basis of the dance is the quality. For breaking use funk-kach. nine0003

For footwork there is a basic movement - Russian Steps: squatting, not holding hands, swings legs alternately. If you have seen Russian folk dances, then you can imagine what it is about.

It is imperative to master this movement so that all other movements and elements of direction can be easily obtained.

Don't give up!

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For more physically demanding moves like power moves and power tricks, you need to be able to do different handstands, headstands, shoulder stances and so on. And from here it will be easier to learn more complex elements. nine0003

Do not throw

If movement is not given, the reason must be found. If we are talking about simple directions, then, most likely, there is not enough technique, and you just need to work on this movement more.

If a complex element is not given, most likely, there is not enough physical preparation and you need to pump up or learn something additional about this element.

It happens that an element is not given at all for a very long time, and then you need to give it time. Don't get hung up. Continue to teach him, repeat each lesson, but do not torture yourself with questions why he is not given. Each element has its own period and operating time. The main thing is not to throw. nine0003

Mood, Attitude and Approach

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Mood, Attitude and Approach

The essential elements for a successful session are your mood, your attitude, what you want to get out of this workout and your approach, how serious are you. This is the basis that is important for any workout and result.

Protect yourself!

To prevent injuries, it is important to learn the technique of the elements. When you approach the study of a certain element, it has its own technique. In order to learn how to do it as safely as possible, you need to master this technique. nine0003

Well, protect yourself. As I said before, wear a hat and sweater to cushion falls. Because in the process of studying the elements, there will still be some minor bruises, bruises, abrasions. But this is inevitable, because this is an extreme dance.

Protect yourself!

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Serious injuries such as dislocations or fractures are very rare. And they are always the result of an illiterate approach, when you are not sufficiently prepared to try something difficult. nine0003

Well, pumping helps against injuries: the body becomes stronger and easier to endure a collision with the floor. And with experience, you learn the art of the right fall, a cat skill is developed. This is where stretching helps.

Dance with what doesn't hurt

If you are injured, approach wisely. If necessary, see a doctor or take a break from training to recover. And if the injury is minor, wait for everything to pass, but you can not miss training, just distribute the load so as not to use the sore spot. As I tell my students: if your arm hurts, dance top rock, if your leg hurts, stand on your hands. nine0003

Stretch, people!

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Stretching matters

Stretching is very important, a key moment not only for dance, but also for the well-being of a person. The better you stretch, the better your body obeys you. Stretching is very important to me because it is the foundation of my dance. Everything I do in dance is done with my stretched body. That's where my style came from. But in general, stretching is important for every person in dance: sports, life. So stretch, people! nine0003

How to learn how to breakdance at home. How to learn how to dance break dance at home

The name "break dance" is not quite right, it is correct to call this style breaking or b-boying. How can you describe this style? This is culture, art, rotations, extreme movements, as well as the direction of hip-hop. It was first danced on the New York streets in the 70s. Breaking used to be the dance of the Underground culture, or rather the underground. Later, Puerto Ricans added capoeira elements that looked like (screw, somersault). How is breakdancing at home? nine0003

Breaking music

Have you set yourself the task: “I want to learn how to break dance”? Then pick up the music first. For this, accelerated remixes of hip-hop tracks are suitable, as well as break-beat music, for example, Funkshone, Dj Skeme Richards, Big Daddy Moochin, Ill Boogs and others.

How to learn how to breakdance at home: basic movements

1. Sweep. Sit on the floor, one leg is bent at the knee and on the toe, the other needs to be pulled forward, the toe looks up. Next, we take the extended leg to the side, cut the second one and return it to its original position without bending. nine0003

2. Balance. Learn to balance. Take a position as for push-ups on the floor, lean on one hand and try, balancing, to stay on it. The right elbow should be brought to the stomach, transfer the weight to this hand without losing balance.

3. Tumbler. You need to fall on your back, somersault back and lift the body on your hands, then fall again and so on.

4. Swipe. You need to stand on one hand, the body is parallel to the floor, does not sag and is turned to the side, raise the other hand to the ceiling. You can first change your hand and at the same time turn the body in the opposite direction. Together with the replacement of hands, you need to perform a jump from both legs. nine0003

5. Footwork. These are leg movements. These include weaves, paths, rhythmic footsteps around the body, running.

6. Spinning move or power move. These are elements of rotation that amaze with their spectacularity. For example, "crab" - the body rotates horizontally on the arms, and the legs are spread apart into a twine.

7. Power Trix. Power movements that are unthinkable without appropriate physical training.

8. Friezes. These include fading in different positions. nine0003

How to learn how to breakdance at home? This, of course, is not too simple, but it is quite real. To perform breakdance lessons at home, use the tips that will help you in your endeavor:

All technical elements will require endurance from you, so learn endurance and patience - not everything works out the first or even the fifth time.

When performing acrobatics, get a friend or coach to back you up.

To avoid injury, be sure to warm up and cool down - warm up the muscles well. nine0003

Be careful when performing movements, move from simple to complex gradually.

Conduct training in a team - it is easier to notice your own and other people's mistakes and avoid them in the future. In addition, this is a great incentive to dance better than others and learn how to perform the most inconceivable movements.

Now you know how to learn how to breakdance at home, and this is a great start, as dancing in this direction is a great replacement or addition to any sport. nine0003

One of the poorest areas of New York - the Bronx is considered to be the birthplace of break dance. It was there, in the sixties, that his story began. At that time, with the increased popularity of electronic music, elements of various rotations on the ground were very often used among young dancers, this direction was called Good Foot.

The dancers, one might say, “broke” the usual movements to the beat of the records, there were no rotations yet in the usual breakdance movements. As the culture consolidated its position, the dancers were forced to stretch their imaginations even more for active opposition in dance battles. There was even a slogan saying that it is better to fight with the help of creativity, without resorting to weapons, and the youth fought, gathered in teams to defeat their opponent. That is why the teams developed their own individual style, which laid the foundation for the breakdance sub-styles. nine0003

Such dances became so "accustomed" and became fashionable that after some time, in the seventies, the legendary rapper Afrika Bambaata proposed to hold competitions on a cardboard surface among New York dancers. And in 1977, a young Rock Steady Crew appeared, which made a very big contribution to the development of this direction. And already in the eighties, the team held a world tour, showing a new direction in dance to the whole world.

Break dance includes elements of previously unrelated martial arts and techniques, such as:
* brazilian wrestling capoeira ;
* American Jazz;
* Korean kung fu;
* acrobatics;
* twist et al.

1970s-1980s, break dance culture becomes an integral part of hip hop.

At the very beginning of the eighties, breakdance spread throughout Europe, becoming as popular as it was at home. But there was no lack of information. On television, they told how to correctly perform certain elements of the dance, and in some educational institutions they even replaced physical education lessons with break dance lessons. By the end of the eighties, "break" became an independent direction in art. And it is art, not sports. At competitions, the score is not for the correct execution of movements, not for the observance of techniques, but for the self-expression of the performer, his sense of tact. nine0003

The film "Breakin"", released in 1985, made breakdance very popular in the USSR. The first production of dances of this style in the Soviet Union was organized by Alexei Kozlov, after which a real dance boom came. dance style.True, the so-called upper break or boogie first gained popularity.This is a type of movement where everything happens in a vertical position, the main elements are performed with the hands, but neither the hands nor the body itself come into contact with the floor once again. 0003

Top break dance can be divided into several styles:

* electric boogie (electricboogie) - plastic that imitates an electric discharge, including a variety of elements, such as sliding, ticking, waves, etc .;
* robot (robot) - the principle is the same as that of the electric boogie, but all movements are stylized as mechanical;
* king-tat (kingTut) - based on movements performed mainly by arms at an angle of 90 °, which is similar to ancient Egyptian dances;
* pop-locking (poplocking) - at the heart of this style are rhythmic swaying of the body, jumping, sharp movements with the hands of locking and poping.

1987, 1988, break dance gains popularity in the USSR, becomes a mass movement. However, the lack of information hindered the desired development.

1990-1991, during the collapse of the Soviet Union, when it became possible to receive information from the West, the dance direction began to be hampered by political and economic events. nine0003

However, it was in the early 1990s that lower break dance or, as it is also called, breaking, became widespread in the USSR. In this variant, most of the movements and techniques are performed on the floor and acquire power performance.

The lower break, like the upper one, can be distinguished by styles:

* style (style) - begins with solo improvisation, and then is complemented by running, footwork in headstands;
* power tricks (powertricks) - a combination of tricks, friezes, e-twist, knee jumps, etc .; nine0139 * power move (powermove) is already the most spectacular and complex style, consisting of elements such as a helicopter (“helik”), consisting of rotations with legs, standing on a support from arms and head, a windmill (“windmill”) - the same as the helicopter in fact, headspin (“head”) - consists in rotation on the head, backspin - rotation on the back. Also in this style there are jumps on the hands, sweeps, machmills (“bow-ka”), tartle, etc. , Korea). In Europe, he is also known, although to a lesser extent, but it is in Germany that the world championship in breakdance takes place - The Battle of the Year. nine0003

Since 2004, another international competition has been held - Red Bull BC One, which in 2011. took place in Moscow. Competitions are held on a specially equipped round stage, surrounded by cameras that film the entire performance from all possible angles.

And now, walking along the street past the guys dancing break dance, it's hard to look away. In this dance, it is impossible to predict in advance what will happen next, what movements will be used. Breakdance attracts with its unpredictability and eccentricity. The spirit is also captured by the tricks themselves, which are very difficult to perform. To achieve such results, you need considerable ingenuity, willpower and physical fitness. This allows, while doing break dance, to strengthen muscles, correct the figure and get a lot of pleasure not only from the process itself, but, of course, the result - the admiring glances of the audience. nine0003

Break dance is a spectacular street dance that came to us from New York in the 60s. In Russia, this direction includes 2 different concepts: the upper break dance and the lower break dance.

Break dancers are in excellent physical shape, as the execution of complex acrobatic movements requires special training. B-boys (as dancers call themselves) develop the strength and flexibility of the body, a sense of balance and endurance.

Origin story

The history of breakdance began in the late 60s in New York, in one of the poorest areas - the Bronx. At this time, electronic music was gaining popularity among young dancers who used the elements of rotation on the ground and called this direction Good Foot. The name B-boys and B-boying appeared thanks to the DJ Kool Herc, B-boys - an abbreviated name for Break boys - broken beat dancers.

Fundamentals of Choreography / Dance Technique

Breakdance is based on many basic elements:


Flare is the rotation of the legs in a circle, alternately changing hands.

Gelik / Windmill

Rotation on the floor with legs wide apart due to leg swings. There are varieties in setting the position of the hands behind the back - this is one of the basic movements.


Headspin - rotation on the head with the help of hands. The position of the legs can be with the legs apart and bent into an obtuse or right angle. One of the brightest movements want to learn breakdance beginners. nine0003

Candle / Ninety Nine

Rotation of the body on a straight arm.

Candle / TWo thousand

Rotation of the body on two hands.


180 degree rotation of the body and repulsion from the floor with a change of supporting hand.


Horizontal rotation of the body on bent arms, which rest with the elbow on the press.

Air Flare

A 180 degree rotation of the body in which the legs constantly make circles in the air. nine0003


Horizontal rotation of the body on bent arms, but only one arm acts as the center of gravity, the second is the guide.

Six steps

Six leg movements with the arms as support. It looks like a circular run with your feet on the floor.

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Breakdancing originated around the 1970s, but it continues to evolve and be one of the most popular forms of modern dance movement. What is a unique dance style that was born on the streets of New York. nine0003

What is breakdancing?

Many people, including established professional dancers, often view breakdancing as a form of dance that peaked in the 1980s and is now dead. However, this is very far from the truth. Breakdancing actually originated 20 years before its heyday in popularity - in the early 1970s, this type of dance was popular with young African Americans and other ethnic minorities in the Bronx. Children began to bring their radios to the streets and try different dance moves. These dancers became known as "breakers" because of the association with starting the dance after turning on the radio. nine0003

The evolution of dance in society

Quite quickly, break dancing caught the attention of more experienced dance professionals, and it soon became popular throughout the United States. The dance often took place on the street, was used to peacefully resolve disputes by warring gangs, and soon these informal competitions turned into more organized events. Soon, dance groups began performing breakdancing at big events and discos. Today, there are worldwide competitions dedicated specifically to break dancing, and many dance studios offer break dancing lessons. Often the steps of this dance are taught in conjunction with more modern hip hop. Breakdancing is now an international phenomenon and is popular in every corner of the globe. nine0003

Breakdance Moves

Breakdance has four unique moves - Power Elements, Freezes, Toprock and Footwork. Each of these has its own function in the overall breakdancing choreography, and the dance essentially consists of a combination of these four types of movements.

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