BREAKING | B-BOYING | BREAKIN' | BREAKDANCING
Breaking, also called B-boying/Breakin or Breakdancing, is a dynamic, expressive style of dance which developed as part of the Hip-Hop Culture. Breaking is one of the major elements of hip hop culture. Like many aspects of hip hop culture, breakdance borrows heavily from many cultures, including 1930s-era dancing, Afro-Brazilian/Latin Dances, Asian Martial arts, Russian folk dance, and the dance moves of James Brown or original Rocking Dance. Breaking took form in the South Bronx in the 1970s alongside the other elements of hip hop.
According to the 2002 documentary film The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy, DJ Kool Herc describes the "B" in B-boy as short for breaking, which at the time was slang for "going off", also one of the original names for the dance. However, early on the dance was known as the "boing" (the sound a spring makes). Dancers at DJ Kool Herc's parties, who saved their best dance moves for the break section of the song, getting in front of the audience to dance in a distinctive, frenetic style. The "B" in B-boy also stands simply for break, as in break-boy (or girl). Breaking was documented in Style Wars, and was later given more focus in fictional films such as Wild Style and Beat Street.
While diverse in the amount of variation available in the dance in ,,Break Ya Mind'' way consists of six fundamental kinds of movement which we teach: toprock, footwork, drop/go down, backrock, power moves and freezes.