According to the Macmillian Dictionary, Street Dance means – “an informal style of dance involving a variety of moves, which is popular with young people and often developed in public spaces such as streets, clubs, playgrounds, etc.”
Now, let us redefine it for you:
Street Dance is your form of freedom.
Freedom to feel.
Freedom to express.
Freedom to live in the moment.
Freedom to elevate your senses.
Street Dancing is not just any other form of dancing. It liberates your soul & in that moment, you’re the star of the world.
Hello, our dear boAtheads!
By now you already know it is dance o’clock! So we are back to hoot for you as you kill ‘em with your moves & leave everyone speechless. Here is a question for you — Which is the most known street dance form in India. Any guesses?
Yes, our like-minded tribe, it indeed is the baraat dance (no wonder why we get along!).
But isn’t the iconic baraat dance also in a way street dance itself? *wink* While you ponder over this thought, here's wishing you a very happy #InternationalDanceDay!
Grab your bucket of popcorn to munch & sit back as we take you on a ride, street style!
History of Street Dancing
Street dance is a vernacular dance. This means that it developed naturally as a part of the culture of the time. It started in the streets of America in the 1970s. Slowly, more and more people started feeling the beats in ‘em & wanted to explore this side of the world. Street dance is just an umbrella term which encompasses a range of dance styles characterized by descriptions such as hip hop, funk and breakdancing. Because of its varied character, it has developed a whole new street dance genre which includes phrases like popping, locking, waving, and krumping.
Street dance was & still is used as an expression of resistance and cultural identity outside the mainstream.
Being interpretive and social by nature, this energetic form of dance became a way of rising against societal norms. It came as a revolution & is serving its purpose till date.
Street Dance in India – What’s The Scene Like?
In India, Street Dance became a way of expression. People thrived as communities while they jammed on the fast beats together. The street dance fever here took over gradually but it was here to stay. Street Dancing became so famous in the country that a reality show was dedicated to it. The show went from road to road, to every nook and corner to find the best street dancers of India who leave everyone agape with their moves.
Results? A revolution in Indian dance history & television.
Whether it was hip-hop, locking, or popping, the Indian dancers nailed every inch of it.
Not just individuals, various dance crews in India have emerged that only focus on street dance.
On one hand, Anasua Chowdhury mastered the perfect blend of Waacking & Kathak, whereas, on the other hand, Freak N Stylz, the most famous B-boying crew from Mumbai have made their name. They are responsible for stepping up the professionalism in the scene.
Nimble Funk won hearts with his popping & locking. He was inspired by watching Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” video as a child.
These are just a few of the thousand other street dancers in India.
They stood up and made their own identity without caring about what the world thinks. Doing something completely different from the Indian classical dances, these artists had a lot at stake. But they not only faced it, but also ruled it like a boss.
Going after what they truly wanted to do, they brought about a revolution in the art of dancing.
Choose what you absolutely love.
Dance your heart out.
Don’t stop till you want to.
Embrace the dance mania &
Here to root for you, always.
Until next time, boAtheads.
Till then, happy #InternationalDanceDay!