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Am I the only one.......
By tappingangel
On Tue Jul 21, 2009 02:10 AM

Okay..just out of curiosity, am I the only b-girl around here anymore?

I mean..old-school, genuine, "I learned my stuff from other street dancers" b-girl, that didn't start in a studio?


Shout out to the street dancers. ;]

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re: Am I the only one.......
By BgirlDoesBallet
On Tue Jul 21, 2009 05:53 PM
Well I'm a bgirl but not the type you're looking for- most of what I know I've either learned in a class, at a workshop, or online (bboy.org is a great site although it seemed to give my computer a lot of viruses so unfortunately, I've had to stop using it). In my defense, there are no "streets" in my area haha.
re: Am I the only one.......
By tappingangel
On Tue Jul 21, 2009 06:13 PM
Haha awww. I can't really talk much...I may have LEARNED on the streets, and still dance on the streets sometimes, but I have taught in a few studios...lol.
re: Am I the only one.......
By nihondancer
On Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:38 PM
I kinda am, but not exactly. I've never taken a breaking class, but I was in a dance circle during my study abroad in Japan and what I know I learned from the people who are in the circle. I have a long way to go before I get any better and I would love to find actual b-boys and b-girls to learn from, but my hometown (which I'll be returning to in a few weeks) is too conservative and doesn't have any real breakers (unless I just haven't found them yet.) So here's a question for you: do know of a way to learn new stuff without having an experienced breaker around? Internet and dvds maybe?
re: Am I the only one.......
By ms_tiffy
On Sun Jul 26, 2009 01:22 PM
i have always been a freestyle girl, but now i have gotten into breaking. i wouldn't consider myself a b-girl yet (i have a few more things that need to be perfected), but i learn from friends and watching youtube personally.

there are no classes offered in my area that are really authentic hip hop, just studio crap. that's why i make sure i teach my classes hip hop dance, not jazz.
re: Am I the only one.......
By nihondancer
On Sun Jul 26, 2009 06:48 PM
So you teach dance? Cool! I taught at the YMCA for a year; ballet and tap to little ones, and hip-hop to adults and middle schoolers, but it wasn't real hip-hop; more like jazz hip-hop. And thanks for the advice. Guess I'll just watch lots of videos and fall on my face a lot and get right back up! Because you've never really danced until you've fallen on your face or butt; right? lol
re: Am I the only one.......
By spotmanhhds
On Sun Jul 26, 2009 08:07 PM
New site for old school and new school is HipHopDanceSpot.com

No viruses.
re: Am I the only one.......
By ms_tiffy
On Mon Jul 27, 2009 04:41 PM
nihondancer wrote:

So you teach dance? Cool! I taught at the YMCA for a year; ballet and tap to little ones, and hip-hop to adults and middle schoolers, but it wasn't real hip-hop; more like jazz hip-hop. And thanks for the advice. Guess I'll just watch lots of videos and fall on my face a lot and get right back up! Because you've never really danced until you've fallen on your face or butt; right? lol


lol! exactly! and i have fallen on my face and butt so many times there is an imprint of my face in the floor! lol!
re: Am I the only one.......
By tappingangel
On Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:14 PM
Haha. Falling is how you learn!! Youtube does have alot of great videos up, and you can find tutorials and stuff around. I wouldn't rely too much on dvds, unless you find some authentic hip-hop ones somewhere that have a breaking/b-boy section. I hope you do find some b-boys and b-girls in your area!!


I make sure to keep hip-hop true to its form as well. Jazz is jazz; hip-hop is hip-hop. There's a whole different technique involved, and I wish people would start realizing that haha.
re: Am I the only one.......
By DancerbyGodmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Sep 26, 2009 04:57 PM
Unfortunately, I teach breakdance in the studios as well too. But lately, it seems that some studios don't "allow" it because of insurance reasons? hmmm....interesting.

DbG
re: Am I the only one.......
By DancerbyGodmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Sep 26, 2009 06:47 PM
Unfortunately, I teach breakdance in the studios as well too. But lately, it seems that some studios don't "allow" it because of insurance reasons? hmmm....interesting.

DbG
re: Am I the only one.......
By Keitsumember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:31 PM
True that, there was once upon a time I taught at a studio and even so they too were worried if any injury was to occur. It's hard to even land a job teaching bboying/bgirling without studios having a fuss. Theres no real credentials for teaching it and they solely have to go by trusting you that you know what you're doing and teaching.

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