Hip-Hop Dance Quiz

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What is the origin of hip-hop dance?

Which of the following movies did NOT showcase early hip-hop dance crews and styles?

What is the name of the highly energetic and aggressive style of hip-hop dance that focuses on battles?

Which of the following is NOT a derivative style of hip-hop dance?

What is the name of the first line of hip-hop dancewear that caters exclusively to hip-hop dancers?

What is the name of the commercial version of hip-hop dance that is hard-hitting and involves flexibility and isolations?

Which of the following is NOT a foundational dance of breaking, or b-boying?

What is the name of the hip-hop dance convention that brings together top dancers and choreographers?

What is the name of the music variety show that featured social dancing and performances by African-American soul, funk, and R&B singers and was a platform for many hip-hop dancers?

Summary

Hip-Hop Dance: A Summary

  • Hip-hop dance is a range of street dance styles that evolved as part of hip-hop culture, primarily performed to hip-hop music.

  • Soul Train and the 1980s films Breakin', Beat Street, and Wild Style showcased early hip-hop dance crews and styles, giving them mainstream exposure.

  • The commercialization of hip-hop dance led to the production of several television shows and movies, including America's Best Dance Crew and the Step Up film series.

  • Hip-hop dance is often improvisational in nature, and hip-hop dance crews often engage in freestyle dance competitions known as "battles".

  • Films, television shows, and the internet have contributed to introducing hip-hop dance outside the United States.

  • Hip-hop dance can be a form of entertainment or a hobby, a way to stay active in competitive dance, or a way to make a living by dancing professionally.

  • Hip-hop dance is a fusion dance genre with influences from older street dance styles created in the 1970s, including uprock, breaking, and the funk styles.

  • Breaking, or b-boying, is characterized by four foundational dances: toprock, downrock, freezes, and power moves.

  • Locking, originally called Campbellocking, was created in 1969 in Los Angeles, California, and looks similar to popping, but dancers hold their positions longer.

  • Popping was derived from the earlier boogaloo street dance movement and is based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in a dancer's body.

  • Derivative styles of hip-hop dance include Memphis Jookin', Turfing, Jerkin', and Krump.

  • Hip-hop dance continues to change as new songs are released and new dances are created to accompany them.

  • Hip-hop social dancing (party dancing) started to develop in the 1980s, with novelty and fad dances such as the Roger Rabbit, the Cabbage Patch, and the Worm.Hip-Hop Dance: From the Streets to the Studio and the Big Screen

  • Jerkin', jookin', turfing, and krumping are relatively new styles of hip-hop dance that have gained regional support and media attention.

  • Jerkin' was popularized by the New Boyz's rap song "You're a Jerk" and the Reject dance move was created by The Rej3ctz crew.

  • Krumping is a highly energetic and aggressive style of hip-hop dance that focuses on battles and was created by Ceasare "Tight Eyez" Willis and Jo'Artis "Big Mijo" Ratti in South Central, Los Angeles.

  • The dance industry created a commercial version of hip-hop dance known as "new style" or urban choreography, which is hard-hitting and involves flexibility and isolations.

  • Jazz-funk is a hybrid of hip-hop and jazz dance that borrows from hip-hop but is not considered a style of hip-hop because the foundational movements are jazz.

  • Urban Dance Camp and Monsters of Hip Hop are two hip-hop dance conventions that bring together top dancers and choreographers.

  • Nappytabs is the first line of hip-hop dancewear that caters exclusively to hip-hop dancers.

  • The entertainment industry has been responsible for introducing hip-hop dance to mainstream audiences around the world through films like Wild Style, Beat Street, Breakin', and more recent films like Honey, Save the Last Dance, and the Step Up series.

  • Soul Train was a syndicated, music variety show that featured social dancing and performances by African-American soul, funk, and R&B singers and was a platform for many hip-hop dancers.

  • The commercialization of hip-hop dance has led to criticism from some in the hip-hop community who believe that it has suppressed improvisation and dissolved the identity of different dance styles.A Brief History of Hip-Hop Dance

  • Other music variety shows at the time Soul Train aired

  • Hip-hop dance shows in the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s

  • Founders of Hip Hop International and America's Best Dance Crew

  • Hip-hop dance in theater

  • Online content featuring hip-hop dance

  • The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers web series

  • International hip-hop dance competitions

  • Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory and University of East London's Center for Performing Arts Development

Description

Think you know everything there is to know about hip-hop dance? Test your knowledge with our quiz! From the origins of breaking and locking to the latest styles like jerkin' and krumping, this quiz covers the history, evolution, and impact of hip-hop dance. With questions about famous dancers, popular shows, and cultural influences, this quiz is perfect for anyone who loves hip-hop or wants to learn more about this dynamic dance genre. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to show off

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