Breaking first appeared in the Bronx in 1974. The term was invented by DJ Kool Herk: he called "b-boys" and "b-girls" the young people dancing to his percussion "breaks" at street parties in Cedar Park since 1974.
In the early 80s, the b-boys of the Rock Steady Crew breathed new life into b-boying, inventing many new moves and taking it to a new level. The dance was first introduced outside of New York City in the movie "Flashdance" in 1983, featuring breaking in one of the episodes.
Although breaking is diverse in the number of variations available in the dance, it mainly consists of four types of moves: Toprock, Footwork, Power Moves, and Freezes. Breaking is usually performed to music containing drum breaks (drum solos), especially in hip-hop music, funk, soul and breakbeat, although modern trends allow a much wider variety of music within certain tempo and rhythm ranges.
Breaking is becoming more sophisticated, interesting and popular these days.
Breaking has been included in the program of the 2024 Olympic Games to be held in Paris.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE DIRECTION
Breaking is about creativity. In which everyone can find their own approach, depending on personal qualities, taste and wishes
Creation of your own movements. Relying on a pre-existing set of basic moves, the dancer can come up with his or her own moves, look and style
Implementation of one's own individuality. Based on your capabilities and preferences
Music is a key component. That brings people together on the dance floor where they can share experiences in the form of battles (dance battles) and jams (dancing in a circle)