Street Dance and Hip-Hop Quiz
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Street Dance and Hip-Hop Quiz

Test your knowledge on street dance, a style that evolved outside of dance studios and is often improvisational and social. Learn about hip-hop, a cultural movement known for its impact on music and more.

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Where are street dance styles typically performed?

In streets and parks

What is a defining characteristic of street dance?

Improvisational and social nature

Which city is considered the birthplace of hip-hop culture?

New York City

What are the pillars of hip-hop culture?

<p>DJ-ing, breakdancing, graffiti art, rapping</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the original term for breakdancing?

<p>B-boying or breaking</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which dance style is known for full-body spins and rotations that give the illusion of defying gravity?

<p>Popping</p> Signup and view all the answers

What technique is the basis for popping in dance?

<p>Quickly contracting and relaxing muscles</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which dance style is characterized by holding positions longer, similar to a freeze or sudden pause?

<p>Locking</p> Signup and view all the answers

In which city was the dance style of locking created by Don Campbellock Campbell in 1969?

<p>Los Angeles, California</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which dance style involves making geometric shapes with body parts, inspired by Ancient Egyptian positions?

<p>Tutting</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Street Dance

  • Refers to dance styles that have evolved outside of dance studios, often performed in informal spaces.
  • Characterized by improvisation and social interaction, encouraging spectators and dancers to engage.

Hip-Hop Culture

  • Originated in the Bronx, New York City, during the 1970s, primarily among African Americans and influenced by Latin Americans.
  • Comprises four pillars: DJ-ing, breakdancing, graffiti art, and rapping.


  • Also known as breakdancing, it's a style of street dance that originated in the 1970s in New York City.
  • Practitioners are called b-boys, b-girls, or breakers.
  • Four core movements: Toprock, Downrock, Freezes, and Power moves.


  • Popularized by Samuel Boogaloo Sam Solomon and his crew, the Electric Boogaloos.
  • Involves quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the body.
  • Characterized by a jerking appearance, similar to an explosion within the body.


  • Created by Don Campbellock Campbell in 1969 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Popularized by his crew, The Lockers.
  • Identified by its distinctive stops, characterized by holding positions longer.


  • Originated in the African-American community of South Central Los Angeles, California.
  • A highly energetic and expressive dance style to release anger.
  • Often involves painting faces in different designs.


  • A creative way of making geometric shapes using body parts.
  • Derived from ancient Egyptian portraits.
  • Pioneered by King Tut aka Mark Benson.


  • Also known as the Melbourne Shuffle or Rocking, originated in the late 1980s in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Characterized by a fast heel-and-toe action, suitable for various types of electronic music.
  • Some variants incorporate arm movements.


  • An African American form of street dance originating from the 1970s.
  • Not fully described in this text, but mentioned as a significant style of street dance.

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