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Break Dancing......Returns
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Author:  Basheva [ Wed Feb 14, 2001 11:13 am ]
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From the Philadelphia Inquirer:<P><B>CITY STREET RAGE IN THE '80'S, SPINNING ON ONE'S HEAD IS BACK</B><P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>On a raised parquet floor in the center of the action, dancers are warming up. Edward Tran and Danny Lang, both 16-year-old Downingtown residents, adjust their wrist bands and do a few stretches.<P>Suddenly, they're spinning on their backs. People are standing on one hand, flying through the air. They might as well be dancing with ghosts who toss them about and hold them in off-balance poses.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Basheva (edited February 14, 2001).]

Author:  Marie [ Wed Feb 14, 2001 10:21 pm ]
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I don't think street dancing ever really went away, reporters just stopped going to Central Park and other such places to watch...

Author:  Basheva [ Mon Feb 19, 2001 6:59 am ]
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From the New York Times:<P><B>FROM REC ROOMS TO MALLS, BREAK DANCING IS A HIT IN SUBURBIA</B><P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>It was a distinctly suburban scene. On a chilly Saturday night teenagers were smoking cigarettes against a wall in the sprawling Dunning Farm Mall in Middletown, N.Y., while families were making final purchases at T. J. Max and Staples, and youngsters were grabbing a slice at the local pizzeria.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><P><BR>some interesting pictures with this article........<P> <P>

Author:  LMCtech [ Wed May 29, 2002 11:36 am ]
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They're calling it something else, but it sure sounds like the same animal.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>THE SCENE: Two San Francisco middle schools compete in dance <BR>B-boys and b-girls learn to think on their feet<P>Steven Winn <P>Just don't call it break dancing. <P>So says Ronald Creer, a San Francisco dancer, part-time instructor and full- time enthusiast for the art of b-boying and b-girling. The whirling head spins, windmills, back flips and other athletic stunts the non-cognoscenti recognize as break dancing are only one small part, according to Creer, of a larger form of hip-hop cultural expression.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A><P>

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Dec 28, 2002 12:29 pm ]
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With a twirl here, a kick there, teens show they have right moves

Sofia Santana, Miami Herald

They twirled their legs over their heads while supporting their weight on their hands, weaved their legs between their arms and spun on their backs all across the hardwood floor of the 21st Street Recreation Center.
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:26 am ]
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Breakdance reaches China:

Breakdancing breaks among the young
From China Daily

The 1985 American movie "Flashdance" initiated the fad of breakdancing in China. But considered a low-class dance, breakdancing, a part of the hip-pop culture failed to spread widely in the country, although some young devotees kept dancing.

Then disco, a dance genre with easier steps became popular among the public. It gradually captured night clubs and fitness clubs. Even elderly people now practice it as a form of morning exercise in neighbourhood squares.

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Author:  kurinuku [ Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:57 am ]
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Breakdance breakout

The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 3, 2004

First, the dignified James Earl Jones was made to look as if he was spinning on his head in a Verizon ad. After that it was the kid in silhouette, his arms and legs flailing against a brilliant yellow background, in Apple's iPod commercial.

Then, like throwback jerseys and funk music and all things old-school, it was all places at once, commanding attention like a B-boy doing a one-armed freeze.

Breakdancing is back.

Author:  kurinuku [ Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:48 am ]
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What Spins Around Comes Around

The New York Times
August 5, 2004

Then he accepted Mr. McCrimmon into his crew, the Break Dance Boys, and Mr. McCrimmon's world changed.

Five nights a week, the Boys head downtown to Union Square, or over to Yankee Stadium when there is a game, and strangers fill their large, empty pail with dollar bills and pose with them for pictures.

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