BREAKDANCE Drop/Go down 04
BREAKDANCE belongs to the dance style Hip-Hop
DROPS/ GO DOWNS are movements performed to get from standing up to being on the floor in a cool and entertaining manner.
Breakdance is a dance style that was originally danced on the streets. It emerged in the New Yorker boroughs Manhattan and the South Bronx in the early 1970s as part of the hip-hop movement. Breakdance is danced to pop, funk or hip-hop and combines acrobatic movements (that often require athletic skills) and fast sequences of steps. Equally important is the style and the originality of the set (sequence of steps).
- Experience with movement and music
- Examples from the category: "Short Dances"
Tips for implementation:
- Include Drops/Go downs to connect a short sequence of movements standing up and on the floor.
- Different forms of organisations add variety and take some pressure off the teacher as the "presenter".
- Play some music during the practice phase (motivation). The sound volume can be varied.
- Students can show their own moves related to the theme that they either already know or have created or arranged within their groups.
- Different Drops/Go downs can be used to connect toprocks and Footworks. students may present a short sequence or a freestyle dance move alone or in teams or in a b-buying circle (toprocks, drop and freeze can also be found in the breakdance category) and end the sequence with a "freeze". They may also integrate a power move.
Tips relating to the music: further information can be found under the heading „Tips & methods” > Music
- For this example, several different music pieces are suitable. A clear rhythm with between 75 - 110 beats per minute (BPM) is helpful.
- Good, motivating music is very important. Use songs that are currently popular every now and then. Bring faster and slower music to the lesson. These add variety and motivation to lessons.