break dance

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break dancing

also break·danc·ing (brāk′dăn′sĭng)
1. A form of nonrhythmic urban dance characterized by acrobatic and gymnastic movements.
2. See breaking2.

break dance n. & v.
break dancer n.
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break dance

(Dancing) an acrobatic dance style originating in the 1980s
(Dancing) (intr) to perform a break dance
ˈbreakˌdancer n
ˈbreakˌdancing n
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.break dance - a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the groundbreak dance - a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground; normally performed to the rhythm of rap music
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
Verb1.break dance - do a break dance; "Kids were break-dancing at the street corner"
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
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The youth council of Paphos municipality is looking to establish a number of events aimed at young people of all nationalities residing in the town, the first of these, this weekend is an annual international break dance competition with the participation of dancers from all over Europe.
She is the only girl in Bareilly, who does break dance, in fact break dance of Bareilly."
The school teaches break dance, house and hip hop dance to local youngsters and has been established for five years.
Impressive acrobatic break dance moves intertwined with bursts of comedy are grabbing the attention of families and visitors during the on-going 20th anniversary celebrations of Dubai Shopping Festival.
Young people interested in break dance can join Custom Breaks at any time, which takes place at sister venue The CustomSpace every Thursday between 6pm and 8pm.
The competition included 5 nominations on Popping, Locking, Hip-Hop, Break Dance and Show Freestyle.
They are vying for the title of Lebanon's break dance champion in this year's Red Bull BC One Lebanon Cypher.
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"I think I was able to pick contemporary dance up because I could draw on the break dance. Contemporary is an amalgamation of different forms, so there are no boundaries."