What you might see is just another dance video.
But behind the scenes of this rhythm, bounce, rock, groove, footwork, and Hip Hop Dance freestyle is a whole bunch of confusion, progression, and a toonn of work.
It took me about 5years of dance to realize I was never a hip hop dancer. I didn’t understand rhythm, I had no groove, no rock, and no bounce in my movement all throughout highschool. What I thought was HipHop, was actually urban dance. I was an urban dancer who had a love for freestyling. I just never knew what kind of dancer I was until I made consistent trips to Sacramento to where I was fortunate enough to run into an extremely welcoming community of street dancers, Norcal Sac Labs hosted by @jigman23
Thats where I really got to experience street dance culture. The space ranged from a garage, that cement stage space outside that boba shop lmao, parks, and a parking structure. 20dancers each individually taking turns freestyle dancing for 1-2minute rounds inside of a cypher(circle) song after song after song. We’d occasionally go head to head and battle each other in 1vs1’s and 2vs2s.
Battles are also a huge part of HipHop culture. Dancing competitively against another individual is an extremely exhilarating feeling. It’s a similar thrill to when you ride a collar coaster. You always want more in the end.😂😂 Lastly, one of the most treasured piece of advice I received was also during this time. I asked @leothelionvk , “How can I be a better dancer?” He told me, “Trust Yourself.” To this day, I spread those words to everyone I encounter.
After experiencing all of this, I realized, oh wow this is HipHop.
So while this may just look like another dance video, there’s so much history behind this 40 second freestyle.
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