Dance styles


Hiphop dance style - Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking which was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.
* Main Styles (Breaking ,Locking ,Popping)
* Derivative Styles
(Memphis Jookin' ,Turfing , Jerkin' , Krumping)
(Commercial/New Style , Jazz-funk , Lyrical hip-hop)
Cultural Markers
* Influences -
(Uprock ,Roboting, Boogaloo)
* Attributes -
Crews ,Freestyle, Battles,Cyphers
Cultural Origins
Turntables – Funk – African Americans – Puerto Rican Americans – Hhhhhhdyla N dancing/Party dancing


Popping dance style- Popping is a street dance adapted out of the earlier Boogaloo cultural movement in Oakland, California. ... Closely related illusory dance styles and techniques are often integrated into popping to create a more varied performance. These dance styles include the robot, waving and tutting.
Related styles in the popping Boogaloo
Electric booga
loo Strutting
Animation (popping)
Richmond Robot

Urban style

Urban style Dance is a style of dance, community, and lifestyle revolving around choreographed pieces and performances by a dancer or groups of dancers. Choreography is influenced by several different dance styles, but is ultimately based on the choreographer's own interpretation of the music.Hip hop is like the base of urban, When you learn hip hop, you usually learn a routine but Urban usually takes those grooves you learn and some other styles and then makes a choreography. Urban dance is any dance style that grew out of the city environment and way of life.


whacking(also known as Whacking or Wacking) is a form of street dance created in the LGBT clubs of Los Angeles during the 1970s disco era. The style is typically done to 70s disco music and is mainly distinguishable by its rotational arm movements, posing and emphasis on expressiveness. WaacckingCreated by Tyrone Proctor, pioneer of waacking style and co-founder of the Imperial House of Waacking, along with Jody Watley are the mother and father of the style both from the 1970s dance group The Outrageous Waack Dancers

Belly dance style

Belly dance style also referred to as Arabic dance (Arabic: رقص شرقي‎, romanized: Raqs sharqi, literally: "oriental dancing") is an expressionist type of dance that originated in Egypt and that emphasizes complex movements of the torso. *Purpose of belly dance- (Belly dancing is natural to a woman's bone and muscle structure with movements emanating from the torso rather than in the legs and feet. The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form.) *It's good for your body muscles- (As far as its beauty benefits are concerned, belly dancing gives you healthy and younger-looking skin. It also helps you sleep better and stick to your body's natural cycles. The fluid, dramatic movements trigger the production of endorphins, or happy hormones, which help you de-stress in no time)


Bollywood dance is the dance-form used in the Indian films. It is a mixture of numerous styles. These styles include belly-dancing, kathak, Indian folk, Western popular, and "modern", jazz, and even Western erotic dancing. Bollywood dance is mixture of all dance styles

classical dance style

Classical dance is a conventional dance revealing the emotions through poetry or dance drama. This form is portrayed by poise, dignity and precision of movement. and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses. ... It conveys a story or theme through a musical composition written or used for this dance form.
* the types of classical dance -
(The classical dance forms recognised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi and the Ministry of Culture are:
Bharatanatyam, from Tamil Nadu.
Kathak, from Uttar Pradesh.
Kathakali, from Kerala.
Kuchipudi, from Andhra Pradesh.
Odissi, from Odisha.
Sattriya, from Assam.
Manipuri, from Manipur.
Mohiniyattam, from Kerala.)
* God of classical dance -
(Since olden times, the classical dances have been counted as a sacred art, one which was mostly performed in the temples. If you have a close look, all the classical dances are basically a Prayer or a puja of the Paramatma. This eternal art has come from none other than the dancing God, 'Shiva'.)
Use of classical dance -
(Each and every form is dance is important, but yes Classical Dance play it's own role. It is not only the art of quintessence of Beauty, Power but also an attraction to achieve devine power through it. Dance is a form of meditation and prayer that keeps our mind peaceful. Classical Dance is the highest form of art.)

Contemporary dance style

Contemporary dance is a genre of dance performance that developed during the mid-twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and Europe.Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. *Purpose of contemporary dance -(Breaking the conventional style of dance, contemporary focuses on the freedom of movement. When performing, dancers focus on connecting their mind and body through fluid dance moves. This allows dancers to explore emotions, and use their natural energy to portray personal expression in their dance techniques)

krump dance style

krumping means release your aggression. Krump is a street dance popularized in the United States, characterized by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement. The youths who started Krump saw the dance as a way for them to escape gang life and "to express raw emotions in a powerful but non-violent way."Krump was created by two dancers: Ceasare "Tight Eyez" Willis, and Jo'Artis "Big Mijo" Ratti in South Central, Los Angeles during the early 2000s

Freestyle dance style

freestyle is non choreographed dance that usually involves dancers pulling together a bunch of dance moves and fitting them to the music

Bhihar's folk

Indian folk dance style -Indian folk dance is a simple dance,and is performed to express joy and happiness among themselves. Folk dance is performed for every possible occasion,to celebrate the arrival of seasons,birth of a child, a wedding, festivals and some old social customs.

Robotics dance style

The robot, also called mannequin, is an illusionary street dance style—often confused with popping—that attempts to imitate a dancing robot or mannequin.


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