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 Post subject: Hip-hop/Streetdance
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2002 11:16 am 
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School stops dancing around the issue: Hip-hop is hot
By ROBERT KING, St. Petersburg Times

BROOKSVILLE -- When Chocachatti Elementary School debuted in 1999 with an emphasis on the arts, one of its most intriguing features was the fact students would learn ballet.

But when school resumes in August, the attention to ballet, which has drawn interest from almost no boys and only a few girls, will be dramatically reduced, if not eliminated altogether.

In its place, hip-hop is taking center stage.

That is hip-hop in the MTV sense of the genre: the choreographed moves of N'Sync, Britney Spears and Janet Jackson. Or, for those of an earlier generation, think of the dancing from Michael Jackson's Beat It or Thriller videos.

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 Post subject: Re: Hip-hop/Streetdance
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Who needs the gym when streetdance makes you feel and look as good as super-fit J-Lo?

By SARAH HOWDEN
The Edinburgh Evening News
July 5, 2004

Streetdance is essentially hip-hop, but just with a modern name. It’s a high-energy dance and much deeper than what you will see on television from the likes of Justin Timberlake. It involves all aspects of hip-hop and is really, really energetic and uplifting.
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Hip-hop dancer passes experience on to students

By BAKARI KITWANA
The Plain Dealer
July 17, 2004

The hip-hop dance that Teddy Ted teaches emerged on the East and West coasts in the early '70s with b-boys popping and locking and, by the early '80s breaking or break dancing. But he noted that these are all aspects of earlier forms of dance ballet, modern, tap, as well as gymnastics. "I give them a glimpse of the history. You can't do this if you don't know the history that comes before hip-hop: Bojangles, the Nicholas Brothers, Fed Astaire, James Brown," he says.
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by SIOBhaN MULHOLLAND for the Daily Telegraph

But I can't do it. I just can't put my daughters through what I remember as a total bore - those silly outfits, the steps I could never remember and the half-hour on a Saturday morning that felt like an eternity.

Which is one reason I have booked a breakdancer to teach my five- and six-year-old daughters how to dance. Lana's pupils include schoolchildren, teenagers at youth clubs and a group of mothers in Surrey. She teaches "breaking" and the slightly easier discipline of "streetdancing".

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