When my son Kyle turned 13 he started watching films like you got served and got inspired to learn Breakdance, I took my basic breakdance foundations exam and passed on all I could to Kyle who then progressed from hours in the studio coming up with new combinations and ideas. Kyle has been breakdancing for 7 years now and is always training and learning new moves or combinations. It takes dicipline and commiment and the results are so rewarding. Kyle has around 60 boys between 5 and 30 training with him in Penzance and some go on to compete. One of our bgirls Catran was the only girl to make the world championships UDO breakdance final in 2009.
What Is Breakdance?
Breakdance or breaking is a street-based dance that incorporates intricate body movements, coordination, style, and aesthetics. The people who perform this style of dance are known as b-boys or b-girls.
The Origin of Breakdance:
Breakdance, the oldest known hip-hop style of dance, is believed to have originated in the Bronx, New York in the 1970′s. Sonic inspirations date back to the energetic performances of funk maestro, James Brown. In the early days of djing, emceeing, and b-boying, a break – instrumental part of a song that is looped repeatedly by the DJ – were incorporated into songs to allow a showcase of improvised breakdance steps.
Elements of Breakdancing:
Music is an essential part of breaking, but hip-hop is not the only option. 70′s soul, funk, and even jazz tunes all work as well. Style, fashion, spontaneity, concept and technique are also vital aspects of breakdancing.
Kyle teaches breakdance on Mondays over 15′s Tuesdays 4-5pm under 8′s 5-6pm 9-15 years