[I] Breaking [12-16]
What happens when poor kids want to dance but all they see in their surroundings are violence, gangs and no dance schools? They create a dance style themselves, a dance style which is soon to be known worldwide – Breaking. Breaking is probably the best known and most dynamic dance style of the whole bunch of street dances. It is full of acrobatic moves, light-speed movements of the feet, spinning on one‘s head or arm. The times when Breaking was only danced in the dark alleys and subway stations are long gone. Breaking today is a dance style with its own history, movement vocabulary, culture and lifestyle philosophy. The dance style today can be spotted anywhere from professional performances to small and large scale competitions around the world. At the thick of it all, there is a big and united community of B-Girls and B-Boys around the world, and everyone who gets serious with breaking gets to become a part of it.