Street Dancing

Street dance is an umbrella term used to describe dance styles that evolved outside of dance studios in any available open space such as streets, parks, school yards, raves, and nightclubs. They are often improvisational and social in nature encouraging interaction and contact with spectators and the other dancers.

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These dances generally evolve out of urban and suburban spaces in some form of underground culture or region; they are a part of the vernacular culture of that geographical area (as if they were folk dances; although since the advent of the internet, the dances seem to be shared amongst people with the same musical interest worldwide). Therefore, street dance refers to modern folk dance with the term ‘street’ being more accurate since much of the modern world is now urbanized.

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