Can Breakdancing Take You To The Olympics?

If you love street dance and have an Olympic dream, this is now a realistic possibility. Breakdancing, a form of street dance, has taken another step towards being an Olympic sport, beginning at the 2024 Olympic games in Paris.

Lil Beatz offer dance classes in Blackpool, Southport and Wythenshawe to develop the street dancing and breakdancing skills of the next generation. With our classes, the Olympics could become a huge dream for many young dancers.
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What Is Breakdancing?

Breakdancing, which is also known a b-boying or b-girling, is a form of street dance. Breakdancing is the most athletic style of street dance and it uses many variations of dance, whilst consistently using toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes. There are many other dance moves that can be incorporated into breakdancing, making it one of the best and most popular dance styles. Other popular breakdance moves include:

  • Air Flares
  • Applejack
  • Dizzy run
  • Footwork
  • Handglide
  • Head Spins
  • Swipe
  • Windmills

This makes breakdancing extremely versatile and a popular option for all young dancers.

Breakdancing has increased massively in popularity after originating in New York during the 1970s. More recently, several films have been created based on the topic of street dance and breakdancing, along with creating Britain’s Got Talent winners such as George Sampson.

A Spot At The Olympics

Breakdancing or “breaking”, has moved a step closer to being in the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Along with surfing, climbing and skateboarding, breakdancing was proposed in February and has now been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members.

In an attempt to make the Olympics more gender-balanced, younger and urban, breakdancing certainly achieves this. As a fantastic addition to the Olympics, it means that even from a young age, you can be preparing for the ultimate achievement of performing at the Olympic Games. By generating engagement among young people, more and more children can get involved in street dance knowing it could take them towards a global event.

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How Olympic Breakdancing Works

Whilst it is still in its infancy, the street dance competition would have 16 male and female athletes each participating in the event. Breakdancing will make its debut in 2024 and should encourage a brand new generation of young children to get involved in street dancing, stay active, stay fit and they could also achieve the dream of the Olympic Games.

Why Lil Beatz Want To Help

Lil Beatz has the goal to make sure all young children stay fit and active. Obesity can be a problem from a young age and can lead to problems later on in life. Dancing is one of the best ways to avoid obesity and take part in a fun and exciting sport. Whilst many young children choose traditional dance styles or other more common sports, street dance is becoming a very popular option for all age groups.

As Lil Beatz continue to expand from Blackpool to Wythenshawe, we want to help as many young children as possible. With our street dance classes, we can develop your skills in all types of dance styles, regardless of the experience or talent you have. With our help, staying fit from a young age and finding a hobby you have a passion for is easy!

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If you are interested in street dance classes between the ages of 2-6, get in touch with Lil Beatz. We can discuss any queries you have as well as advising you on which classes are suitable for your child. Fill in our contact form to make an enquiry or visit our Facebook Page today.

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