Breakdancing to make 2024 Olympics debut in Paris

Breakdancing, a style of dance created in the Bronx, is set to debut at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

News 12 Staff

Feb 27, 2021, 11:55 AM

Updated 1,233 days ago

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Breakdancing, a style of dance created in the Bronx, is set to debut at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Once called B-Boying or B-Girling, it's an athletic style of street dancing created by Black and Latinx youth in the 1970s.
Breakdancing mainly consists of four main movements: the toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes.
Its name comes from the "break" in a DJ's set that dancers would freestyle to.
The dance eventually evolved to become a staple of hip-hop in the U.S. and globally, and has been seen in dozens of films and media since its creation.
In December, the International Olympic Committee declared it an official sport.
Breakdancing will be instead called breaking during the Olympics.


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