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Hip hop

History

Hip hop came to fruition in the 1970's in Bronx, New York. Hip hop is a culture with dance under it's umbrella. The main elements of the hip hop culture include dance, emceeing/rapping, DJing, graffiti, and beatboxing.

The first dance style in the hip hop scene were known as b-boys or b-girls aka breakers/break dancers.

Please note: more than likely as you continue researching hip hop dance videos, explicit songs may be used. Always check with a parent or guardian before continuing to watch videos that are NOT posted below.

Different Styles of Hip hop dance:

-Breakdancing aka B-boy/B-girl

-Locking

-Popping

-House

-Boogaloo

-Waacking

-Vogue

-Juking/Memphis Juking

-Uprock

-Funk

-Tutting

-Stepping

-Krumping

-Animation

-and many more

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Articles to Read

Choreographer and Company Director: Rennie Harris - https://www.dancemagazine.com/rennie-harris-2508392306.html

Youtube Links

Hilty and Bosch - Locking - https://youtu.be/AifQ64khhY4

Overview of Different Hip hop styles by Rennie Harris - https://youtu.be/3V327SziR9I

Notable Choreographers, Performers, Crews

-Les Twins -

French Twin Brothers https://youtu.be/7JusDEzjr_Q

(Performance from NBC World of Dance) They have been dancers with Beyonce on tour and are guests all around the world before attending NBC WOD.

-Jabawockeez - Crew https://youtu.be/qrAy2ufwc9A

-Rennie Harris - Choreographer

COLORADO HIP HOP SCENE

Disciples of Funk - Festival -  https://www.facebook.com/Disciples.Funk/

TKO with Kevin “KO” O’Keefe -

Both are local to Denver! Miss Maddie actually was in a performance with KO a couple years ago and worked with him - A great guy! KO has also worked with Rennie Harris in “Rennie Harris Grass Roots”  https://youtu.be/ZG0P6UlnW_I

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