Today let me talk about a little history of Hip Hop dancing.
It started in the 1960s and early 70s from African American and Latino community, and this new style of dance is characterized by the four elements: rapping, DJing, breaking and graffiti.
The early hip-hop dance styles are uprock, breaking, locking, roboting, boogaloo, and popping. Black and Latino American created uprock and breaking in New York City. Black Americans in California created locking, roboting, boogaloo, and popping—collectively referred to as the funk styles. All of these dance styles are different stylistically. They share common ground in their street origins and in their improvisational nature.
More than 40 years old, hip-hop dance became widely known after the first professional street-based dance crews formed in the 1970s in the United States.