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What Is a B-boy?


Question: What Is a B-boy?
Answer: A B-boy or B-girl is a person devoted to the culture of hip-hop, who participates in the dance style of breakdancing or breaking. The term "b-boy" originally referred to the name of the people who danced during a DJ's drum break.

Four basic elements form the foundation of B-boying:

  1. Toprock: the upright dancing and shuffles that B-boys do when they enter a circle.
  2. Downrock: the footwork, or dance steps performed on the floor.
  3. Freeze: poses thrown into dance routines that add punctuation to certain beats and sometimes end a set.
  4. Power moves: acrobatic moves of circular motions involving spinning on the floor or in the air.
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