Breaking, also called B-Boying or Breakdancing, is a dynamic 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 street dancing, Afro-Brazilian and Asian Martial arts, Russian folk dance and the dance moves of James Brown, Michael Jackson, and California Funk styles. Breaking took form in the South Bronx in the 1970s alongside the other elements of hip-hop.
In 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 saved their best dance moves for the break section of the song and got in front of the audience to dance in their distinctive and frenetic style. The “B” in B-boy also stands simply for break, as in break-boy (or girl). Breaking was also documented in Style Wars, and later also came into focus in fictional films such as Wild Style and Beat Street. Rock Steady Crew and New York City Breakers had big contributions in the evolution of B-Boying as a dance form. B-Boying is indeed truly a crowd enthralling performance. Underground B-Boying battles are common in Delhi and many of our students successfully take part in them.
Breaking is divided into four parts
This is a beginning level dance course with no experience required. The students will be taught various techniques like CC, Cork Screw, Six Step, Baby Freeze, Chair Freeze, Windmill, Jack Hammer, etc. and combinations of several techniques. Combinations of techniques will be performed to Rap or Breakbeats music. Individual work and partner work will be emphasized on in the class.
Loose, baggy comfortable clothing is appropriate for Hip Hop which will provide complete freedom of movement. Jeans are not allowed. Sneakers and Running shoes can be worn, but they must have non-marking soles and must be clean (we encourage separate pairs of shoes for classes). Other types of street shoes are not allowed. Jewellery such as bracelets, necklaces, and large hoop earrings are not allowed, for the safety of the students. Knee pads are recommended.
Hindustan Times featured Delhi Dance Academy as the best place in Delhi to learn B-Boying in September 2013!
Regularly updated schedule for all Amar Colony, Delhi classes is available at: Delhi Dance Classes Schedule.
Sat & Sun – 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm. Enrolling
Fee for B-Boying Classes (3 hours per week):
Monthly – Rs.3000
Rs.9000 Rs.7000 (saving of Rs.2000)
Half Yearly –
Rs.18000 Rs.12000 (saving of Rs.6000)
Rs.36000 Rs.20000 (saving of Rs.16000)
The trainer is none other than B-boy Mannu, who is famous for his stunts and B-Boying in Delhi. This young man has lots of battles to his credit and boasts of scores of competitions that he has won. He has the patience to take you from being a newbie to a serious B-boy/B-girl. Talk about windmill, air flare or any move he does it all. He was amongst the top 12 in RED BULL BC ONE INDIA CYPHER 2017 adding one more feather in his cap.