What is Breakin?
Fri Sep 12 2014
Breakin', or bboying/bgirling, often mistakenly called “break dancing” is a style of dance that originated in New York City in the 1970's. This highly popular style of dance can be seen anywhere now, but how much do you really know about it? Read more to find out!
The history of Breakin' began with dance parties in the Bronx, NY. The DJ's at the time would extend rhythmic breakdown of dance songs, known as “breaks” by mixing two of the same records together. While the DJ was playing the breaks, dancers would freestyle dance to the music, which in turn led to the first dance battles. Those who like to dance and battle during this time were referred to as break boys/girls, or bboy and bgirl.
Interested to keep learning about bboy and breakin culture? Take our Bboy technique class with Jared every Wednesday!