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Street Dance Styles: Breakdancing

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There are several street dance styles which can add flair to any routine. Breakdancing is one of the most popular and frequently used dance styles and something we always love to involve. There are several ways breakdancing can be used as your skills continue to develop.

At Lil Beatz, we offer street dance classes for children aged 2-6. Breakdancing is just one of the styles used in our classes to create fun and enjoyable routines.
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History Of Breakdancing

Breakdancing is actually one of the oldest known forms of street dance. Having originated in the Bronx, New York in the 1970s, it was popularised by African Americans and U.S. Latinos. As this is one of the most energetic dance styles, it has continued to grow in popularity, being well known for athletic dance moves compared to many other styles.

One of the first ever groups was called “The Zulu Kings”, formed by Afrika Bambaataa. Since then, many more street dance groups have come to light, with breakdance being a fantastic style to use throughout any routines.

As an earlier form of street dance, breakdance has influenced a range of modern dances as well as being used by many artists who used dance within their acts, such as Michael Jackson’s moonwalking. Breakdancing will now even be an Olympic sport, demonstrating just how much it has grown. Additionally, there have been several street dance films made where breakdance is regularly used.

Breakdance Music

To keep developing your breakdancing, it is important you’re using the right music to keep improving your skills. Hip-hop dance songs are typically ideal for a breakdance routine, however, there are many genres that can be used. Breakdancing music includes:

  • Funk
  • Hip-Hop
  • Jazz
  • Rap
  • Soul

Lil Beatz put together fantastic choreography to make sure all dance routines fit in time perfectly with our music. Not only does this create a great routine but your skills should continue to develop with the help of our dance teachers.

Music is just one part of creating the perfect dance routine involving breakdance. Style, fashion and your own innovation is also important to be an amazing break dancer.

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Breakdance Moves

Whilst breakdancing is a form of street dance, there is a huge selection of breakdance moves that you should try to master. Whilst some dance moves can be learned naturally through routines and street dance classes, others may require more practice and dedication for it to become second nature to you.

Popular breakdancing moves that are commonly used include:

  • Air Flares
  • Applejack
  • Dizzy run
  • Footwork
  • Handglide
  • Headspins
  • Swipe
  • Toprock
  • Windmills

With many dance moves to learn, this makes breakdancing a great style to use in any routine. Not only can you learn these different dance moves, but it will often involve freestyle. This means you can freely create new moves on the spot!

Begin Street Dance Lessons

If your child is aged between 2-6 years old, Lil Beatz offer the perfect opportunity to improve your street dance skills. Working on breakdancing and a range of other styles, our dance teachers make sure all children have the support they need, helping to build confidence and ability when it comes to street dance.

To get involved or find out more information, do not hesitate to contact us. Fill in our contact form or visit our Facebook page for a fast response. We have dance studios across North and South Blackpool, Southport and Wythenshawe.

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Can Breakdancing Take You To The Olympics?

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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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