B-boying/B-Girling is a form of hip hop dancing which is popularly known as breaking. It consists of top or up rock, footwork, spinning moves, power moves, and freezes. B-boying came from Bronx, NY. The term "B-boy" or "B-boying" was created by Kool Herc who was a DJ spinning at block parties in Bronx. B-Boy means break boy and they were called so because they dance to the break part of music.
This class is for young students who want to grow into b-boys or b-girls. It’s an introduction class that focuses on the foundation moves. It builds strength and helps teach students what kind of focus they’ll need to be b-boys or b-girls.
Mandatory for FIRST year break students. Students of ANY LEVEL are welcome to take the class. SERIOUS students should also take Break A. It has a bit of everything, but runs at slower pace than Break A & B. This is a mandatory class for NEW break students.
Student of ANY LEVEL is welcome to take the class. SERIOUS students should also take an additional Break class. Combines elements from both Break A & Break B but runs at a slower pace. Students of every level can also use this class for additional practice.
Break A - Foundation & Drills
Student of ANY LEVEL is welcome to take the class EVERY student (despite their level) should want to improve their foundation for the rest of their dance career.
Break B - Dynamics & Execution
Class STILL has foundational and creation elements, team-work and battling, but focus is often on dynamics, bigger freezes, transitions and bigger movements.
Break C - Battle Ready & Creation
Student of ANY LEVEL is welcome to take the class. Focus is battle strategies, guidance on personal creation, developing their own style, teamwork and set refinement. Class is also used to refine foundation, dynamics and execution.
Break D - Power Training
This style of breaking is what most members of the general public associate with the term "break-dancing”. Power moves comprise full-body spins and rotations that give the illusion of defying gravity. Examples of power moves include headspins, backspins, windmills, flares, airtracks/airflares, 1990s, 2000s, jackhammers, crickets, turtles, hand glide, halos, and elbow spins. Those b-boys/b-girls who use "power moves" almost exclusively in their sets are referred to as "power heads".