Street dance


Street dance

Street dance is similar to vernacular dance. This type of dance developed outside of dance studios in everyday places such as streets, school yards and nightclubs.
This term is also commonly used specially for the various hip hops and funk dance forms. Street dance began emerging in the 1970s in the United States, and are still alive and developing within hip hop culture today: such as break-dance, popping, locking, hip hop new style and house dance around the 1980s. Though some of these styles initially developed independently from each other, most of them are today associated with the hip hop scene in one way or another, as they share many street dance elements.
These dances are popular and are practice as a form of physical exercise, an art form, or for competition, and are nowadays practiced both at dance studios and other places.


Characteristics

This dance is very different to the other dances, because dancers interpret the existing moves freely and even create new ones to generate a personal style of their own. Improvisation is the heart of most street dances, though choreography is also seen, principally varied with improvisation or used for prepared shows.