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Sunday, 7 August 2011

The History part III : Hip Hop / Funk Dance

FIRST BBOYS
  • THERE WERE A LOT OF EARLY DANCERS THAT WERE CONSIDERED THE FIRST
  • FROM THE EARLY 70'S: "SASA, TRIXIE, THE NIGGA TWINS, EL DORADO MIKE, CLARK KENT, THE AMAZING BOBO, JAMES BOND, SISTA BOO" AND MANY MORE.

FIRST POPPER
  • THERE WERE A LOT OF STYLES OF DANCE THAT EXISTED IN THE EARLY 70'S IN NORTHERN CA THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH POPPIN.
  • BUT IN THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS OPINION, "BOOGALOO SAM" WAS THE FIRST TO DO WHAT WE SEE AS POPPIN TODAY...
  • FLEXING OF THE MUSCLES TO THE BEAT WHILE DANCING...
  • NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE ROBOT OR AND OTHER FORMS OF PANTOMIME DANCE THAT EXISTED BEFORE POPPIN 
 BOOGALOO SAM

FIRST LOCKER
  • THERE IS NO DEBATING THIS ONE
  • "DON CAMPBELL" 

FIRST ROCKERS
  • THE EARLIEST ROCKERS CAME FROM ALL BUROUGHS OF NYC, BUT MOSTLYE FROM BRONX, MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN. ALL THREE BUROUGHS HAD DIFFERENT STYLES. RUBBERBAND (A DANCER WHO CAME FROM PUERTO RICO AND SETTLED IN THE BRONX) ALSO HAD FAMILY IN BUSHWICK BROOKLYN. RUBBERBAND HELPED TAKE THE ROCK DANCE FROM THE GANG SCENE TO THE CLUB SCENE. HE WAS KNOWN FOR HIS FLEXABILITY AND ELASTIC STYLE OF MOVES AS WELL AS HOW HE DRESSED.
  • MARSHMELLO SHOES, KNICKERS WITH SUSPENDERS AND APPLE JACK HATS. RUBBERBAND WAS THE FIRST STREET STYLE DANCER IN NYC TO BE MURDERED IN THE BRONX IN 1972/ 1973.

WHERE DID THE NAME BBOY COME FROM
  • THE WORD BBOY WAS FIRST USED BY KOOL HERC .
  • HE GAVE THE NAME TO ALL THE EARLY 70'S DANCERS AND THAT NAME STUCK WITH THEM AS AN ELITE GROUP OF DANCERS THAT GOT DOWN IN KOOL HERC'S PARTIES 
DJ KOOL HERC

WHERE DID THE NAME LOCKING COME FROM
  • THE WORD LOCKING WAS CREATED BY DON.
  • IT DESCRIBES THE ACTION THAT A LOCKER DOES WHEN THEY LOCK EVERY POSITION.

  • WHERE DID THE NAME POPPIN COME FROM
  • THE WORD POPPIN ACCORDING TO SAM WAS A WORD THAT HE SAID WHILE HITTIN HIS MUSCLES TO THE BEAT
  • HE WOULD SAY POP, POP, POP

WHERE DID THE NAME ROCKING COME FROM
  • WELL THERE IS STILL SPECULATIONS ABOUT THE FIRST PERSON TO NAME THE DANCE.
  • WE BELIEVE IT WAS CREATED BY THE ORIGINAL GANGS THAT DID IT FIRST.
  • BUT IT DESCRIBES THE MOTION OF THE DANCE ITSELF

FIRST BBOY BATTLE DOCUMENTARY
  • STYLE WARS LINCOLN CENTER BATTLE 

FIRST BBOY BATTLE DOCUMENTARY
  • ROCK STEADY -VS- DYNAMIC AT USA ROLLER RINK 
ROCK STEADY CREW

BBOY MOVES

HEAD SPINS ( ONE SHOT )
  • "SWANE (ZULU KINGS)" WAS SAID TO BE THE FIRST TO USE THIS MOVE IN BBOYIN

CHAIR FREEZE
  • "ROB (ZULU KINGS)"

CC LONG FOOTWORK ( 6 STEP)
  • "SHORTY ROCK (CRAZY COMMANDERS)"

4 STEP
  • "SPY"

SWIPES
  • "SPY"

BABY BRIDGES
  • "TRAC 2" 
 TRAC 2

SIDE TO SIDE CHAIR FREEZES
  • "BOS"

TRACK (FLOOR)
  • "TRAC 2"

FIRST VERSION OF BACK SPIN
  • "JOJO"

SECOND INNOVATION OF BACK SPIN
  • "MONGO"

THIRD INNOVATION OF BACK SPIN
  • "CRAZY LEGS" (ROCK STEADY CREW) 
CRAZY LEGS

BEST BBOY TO MASTER COMBINATIONS
  • "MONGO"

FIRST VERSION OF 1990'S
  • "TRACK 2"USED THE HAND STAND PIROUETTE IN HIS BBOYING

SECOND VERSION OF 1990'S
  • "CRAZY LEGS" DID A HIGH OVER ROTATED SWIPE THAT LED TO HIM SPINNING

THE NAME 1990
  • "KEN SWIFT" (ROCK STEADY CREW) ORIGINAL USED THIS NAME TO DESCRIBE HIS FUTURISTIC FLOAT BACK SPIN THAT STARTED ON ONE HAND IN A SEMI HAND STAND POSITION AND CAME INTO THE BACK SPIN SLOW THEN SPED UP INTO A FREEZE 
 KEN SWIFT

HAND GLIDE
  • "WEEBLE ROCK"

CONTINUO'S (WINDMILLS)
  • "CRAZY LEGS" WHILE DOING A BACKSPIN HE CONTENTED THE PROCESS OF THAT MOVE AND DEVELOPED IT.

TAP HEAD SPINS (CONTINUO'S)
  • "KID FREEZE" (DYNAMIC ROCKERS)

AIR TRACKS (TRACKS WITHOUT FEET TOUCHING THE FLOOR)
  • "KID FREEZE"

HALOS (LOOKS LIKE CROSS BETWEEN AIR TRACKS AND HEAD GLIDE)
  • "KID FREEZE"

NINJA FREEZE (FREEZE OUT OF A CONTINUO'S, AIR MOVE THAT LANDED IN NINJA STYLE POSE)
  • "ICEY ICE" (DYNAMIC, MAG FORCE, NYC BREAKERS) 
ICEY ICE

HEAD GLIDES (LEGS UP HEAD GLIDES AROUND HAND LIKE A COMPASS)
  • "ICEY ICE" AND OR "WAVY LEGS" (DYNAMIC ROCKERS)


AXLE (STAR TRACK, AIR FLARE)
  • "FREDDIE FRESH" THERE ARE GONNA BE A LOT OF DEBATES ABOUT THIS ONE...BUT I CAN ONLY GO BY WHAT I KNOW AS TRUTH..AND IN MY OPINION FREDDIE FRESH WAS THE FIRST TO DO THIS MOVE IN THE EARLY TO MID 80'S

PLANK FREEZE
  • KEN SWIFT

SPIDERMAN FOOTWORK
  • MR WIGGLES 
 MR WIGGLES

AIR BABY
  • KEN SWIFT

SWIRLS (DOUBLE ELBOW SPINS)
  • SIR SWIFT

CONTINUOUS TO 90'S (WINDMILL/90'S)
  • BBOY GERMAN (BRONX, NEW YORK)

WRIST 90'S
  • ORIGINAL CONCEPT KEN SWIFT (NOT THE ACTUAL SPINS)

WRIST 90'S
  • BBOY GERMAN (SPINS)

NO HAND NECK MOVE (COIN DROP)
  • ACTION NYC BREAKERS 
NYC BREAKERS 

FIRST BBOY TO INCORPORATE FLARES INTO BBOYING
  • BBOY GERMAN

ELBOW SLIDE
  • KEN SWIFT

DOUBLE LEG SWEEPS
  • POW WOW (SOUL SONIC FORCE)

WALK OVER SWIPE
  • CRAZY LEGS

ELBOW SPINS
  • KID FREEZE

BOUNCIN CE CE'S
  • KEN SWIFT AND MR WIGGLES

FIRST CONTORTIONIST SPLITS AND THE SPIDER
  • BROWNIE AKA BBOY RUBBER BAND ROCK STEADY CREW

FIRST TO KNEE ROCK AND ELBO ROCK AND BODY ROLLS
  • LIL JULIO (CRAZY COMANDOS)
RUSSIAN LEG KICKS, AROUND THE WORLD FRONT SWIPES
  • ABBY TBB

FUNK STYLE DANCE AND MOVES

POPPIN, BOOGALOO, ROBOT, ECT.

BOOGALOO STYLE (ROLLING OF THE HIPS AND SPECIAL DANCE STYLE)
  • "BOOGALOO SAM" (ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS)

TWISTO FLEX (TWISTING THE BODY LIKE A RUBIX CUBE)
  • "TWISTO FLEX DON" (ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS)

THE OLD MAN
  • "BOOGALOO SAM" WHILE IMITATING THE WALK OF AN OLD MAN

BOTTIN (INNOVATED VERSION OF ROBOTIN)
  • "BOPPIN ANDRE" THE BOPPERS


COBRA (STYLE OF WAVING )
  • "KING COBRA" (MYSTERIOUS POPPERS) TOOK A MOVE FROM BOOGALOO SAM AND INNOVATED IT INTO THE COBRA STYLE OF WAVING

CRAZY LEGS (TECHNICAL FEET PATTERNS)
  • "POPPIN PETE" 
POPPIN PETE

GROUND MOVES
  • "BOOGALOO SAM AND POPPIN PETE"

EARLY PIONEER OF ROBOTIC DANCE TYPE MOVEMENT
  • IRON MAN WAS FEATURED IN A LOCAL TV SHOW IN OAKLAND AND PERFORMED PANTOMIME STYLE MOVEMENTS WITH A JAMES BROWN SKATE IN THE LATE 60'S

ORIGINAL NAME OF THE BOOGALOOS
  • THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOO LOCKERS

TWISTO FLEX
  • PIONEERED AND INTRODUCED BY TWISTO FLEX DON

FIRST GROUP TO PIONEER THESE STYLES
  • Catch on style
  • Dominoes
  • Vertical line
  • 1976 DERRICK & C0.


LOCKIN


THE LOCKING MOVE "ALPHAS"
  • ALPHA OMEGA ANDERSON 
ALPHA OMEGA ANDERSON

SKEETER RABBIT
  • James "Skeeter Rabbit" Higgins



WHICH A WAYS
  • CREATED BY FLUKY LUKE (originally called the iron horse) 
FLUKY LUKE


STOP AND GO'S / QUICKIE
  • GREG CAMPBELLOCK JR. 
 GREG CAMPBELLOCK JR.

SCOOBY DOO'S
  • SCOOBY DOO

LOCKIN HAND SHAKE
  • GREG CAMPBELLOCK JR.

SCOOBOT
  • SCOOBY

SCOOBOT HOP HIGH KICK
  • GREG CAMPBELLOCK JR.

SCOOBOT HOP
  • GREG CAMPBELLOCK JR.

PIMP WALK
  • GREG CAMPBELLOCK JR.

GUITAR
  • DON CAMPBELLOCK JR.

RUNNING SPLIT
  • DON CAMPBELLOCK

LAY OUT
  • DON CAMPBELLOCK

sources: pioneers like TRAC 2, the BOOGALOOS, ROCK STEADY, the N. TWINS, HERC< BAMBATTA, DON CAMPBELL, KING UP ROCK, JOJO,DANCEMASTER.COM, GREG CAMPBELLOCK JR.." KOZMIK YOGA" et.

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