Wednesday, 14 June 2017

How To Dance Hip Hop Style! By Chloe M


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Hip Hop is a style of popular music of US black and Hispanic origin, featuring rap with an electronic backing. Many people know Hip Hop as a competition for the best dancers, or just a fun way to spend time.

Hip hop is a subculture and art movement developed by African-Americans and Latinos from the South Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s. White people unfamiliar with hip hop culture often used the expression “Hip Hop” to refer exclusively to hip hop music (also called “rap”), hip hop is characterized by anywhere from four to nine distinct elements or expressive realms, of which hip hop music is only one element.

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For Hip Hop you have to use passion! No one wants to see a really good dancer have no emotion what so ever?! The audience wants to see fiery passion, something that just shows them that you are a great dancer and take it very seriously. Of course you don’t want to be all over the place with heaps of unnecessary emotions. Because Hip Hop is different from Jazz, or Ballet, or any other dancing. In Hip Hop you have use facial features, strong movements and body language.

Image result for hip hopIn Music there is always a beat, and in Hip Hop you have to follow the beat, the only reason people muck up, is because they don’t listen to the beat. Listening to the beat is a necessary part of Hip Hop, everyone should follow the beat so they get good timing and do the right actions. It isn’t very easy trying to follow the beat, but if you just practice, practice, practice, it will look really cool and make you stand out.


Now that you know what Hip Hop is, what passion to use, and to listen to the beat you can go and try out some new Hip Hop moves.

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