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Street Dance

Street dance, formally known as vernacular dance, refers to dance styles?regardless of country of origin?that evolved outside dance studios in any available open space such as streets, dance parties, block parties, parks, school yards, raves, and nightclubs. They are often improvisational and social in nature, encouraging interaction and contact with spectators and other dancers. These dances are a part of the vernacular culture of the geographical area that they come from. There are many different genres of street dance. It is often divided into old school and new school, with 1984 as the dividing year (due to technological effects on the world's cities and youth cultures). In the old school section, there are categories like tap, locking, popping, and break dancing. In new school, there is hip hop, house, and techno.

For beginners Street dance might seem complicated to learn one must remember everything is achievable as long as it is pursued with sincerity and we remember to have fun. Street dancing is a vibrant and energetic type of dance. Part of learning how to street dance is all about trusting yourself, pushing your capabilities, building self confidence and having fun! Especially if you?re a beginner it?s important to learn fun dance moves that you can start showing off to your family or friends. So it?s important to learn some easy beginner street dance moves before you start taking on the more challenging street dance moves.

The order and sequence of your moves don't necessarily matter so much in street dance. Freestyling is preferred over pre-planned routines. Lastly don't be afraid to add your own arm movements or additions to each move. Be creative because that?s what counts.

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