A b-boy/b-girl (or break-boy/break-girl) is a male/female dancer who practices breaking or b-boying/b-girling, the acrobatic hip-hop dance style, commonly known as "breakdancing."
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So we get so many posts here asking about session spots in different areas that I feel a comprehensive list of spots would make everyone’s life easier. Comment what spots there are near you and ill add them to the list
•New Brunswick - Rutgers College Ave Student Center on Fridays 8pm-10pm (during the Rutgers academic year only)
•Edison - Under the Foot Dance and Fitness (idk when they practice, just follow the page and ask - bboy seshs are free)
• Salt lake City - The herc, Practices every Monday and Friday from 7-10 pm
•Salt lake city - Element Dance Studio, Practices on Sunday from 2:30-4:30pm, Wednesday from 9:30pm-12:00 Am, friday from 7-10 pm
•Salt lake city - U of U break club, Tuesday from 8:00-11:00 pm
•Salt lake City - UXC, every day 8-10 pm
•Aurora - School of breaking (anyone know practice times and days)
•Denver - Bboy Factory
• Boulder - Block 1750
•Las Vegas - DistrctArts: Sunday,Monday, Thursday 8:30-11pm
•Houston - Break Free Hip Hop School (all the time?) | The University of Houston Student Center (Times??)
•Austin - Inspired Movement (Wednesdays 9-11) | Austin Gymnastics Club (Saturdays 8 pm - 12 am) | The University of Texas at Austin - Jester 2nd floor (Monday - Friday 8-11)
•Dallas - Dancing for a Cause HQ (Good place to find more spots) | The University of Texas at
•Dallas - Founder's building 2nd floor (Dancers, not strictly bboys there Sunday - Friday 8-12)
MONDAYS: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Extraordinary Futures - Massive Monkees Studio6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Open Session - Washington Hall 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Open Session - Lighthouse (Kent, WA)
TUESDAYS: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Seattle Vineyard Church 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Open Session - Lighthouse (Kent, WA)
WEDNESDAYS: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Extraordinary Futures - Massive Monkees Studio5:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Open Session - Lighthouse (Kent, WA)
THURSDAYS: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Open Session - Lighthouse (Kent, WA)
FRIDAYS: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Open Session ($5) - Massive Monkees Studio 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Open Session - Lighthouse (Kent, WA)
•Vancouver - Robson Square
•Korea - Korea University Student Union Center 6th Floor (Everyday 8pm - 11pm)
•Korea - TIP studio (Open session a couple times a week
•Korea - Rivers Crew Studio (I think they have open sessions weekly)
Anything else you guys can add would be greatly appreciated! I’ll add more to the list as time goes on.
Edit: Added Texas
Edit II: Added Korea and Vancouver
Edit III: Added Jersey, nevada, and fixed formatting.
Last time I did these was 2 months ago and I could only take three steps with the hands. Now I can take 5 steps with the hands. I rarely practice these, got strength from doing planche tucks with various hand placements. I know it looks a little sloppy, but I'm still trying to figure out how to keep momentum. If I had learn that, I'm sure it wouldn't be much of a problem to generate more steps with my hands.
i'm late 20s... have been busy with life but always wanted to get into breaking. started a couple months ago and i feel good about my progress but can't help but notice everyone seems be teenagers/college kids or older ogs. anyone else start breaking and found success at an older age?
Hey b-guys / girls :)
Having been working on airbaby freeze since last November without significant progress, it was just a frustration for me. On realized that it might be a lack of flexibility rather than a lack of strength. Without clearly understanding which part of my body should I pay more attention to stretch, in order to master the one hand airbaby ASAP, I sincerely wish your guys could give me some suggestions. Should I keep working on bent arm flexibility while twisting my body, or something else? Any advice would be appreciated.
I keep having this fantasy that if i was skinny like all the other crazy powerheads, i wouldnt have to rely on technique since my body is very light.
I am pretty overweight individual that has been trying to get airflares for over 3 years. I have all the other powermoves down, but I can never do more than airflare to windmill. I just have no talent for airflares and am too fat to brute force it. I thought maybe if i took a break from bboying and focused on losing weight, it would make powermoves easier.
It's a no brainer that having low bodyfat would help with bodyweight movements like breaking. The thing is, I see skinny guys struggling to hold a baby freeze, but have really good powermoves. Has anyone here lost weight and finally got the moves they always? Is it worth it to go through the hell of losing over 50 pounds?
2 months ago I was 156 cm and 57 kg, now I am currently 156 cm and 60 kg. I am struggling with my freezes and I am very conscious about my chest fat but whenever I try to work out, I am too tired to practice bboying.
Usually when I do flares, my feet use to slide on the ground. It even destroyed my shoes, from all the sliding. Now I can swing the feet without sliding them on ground. My hand placement look okay. Is there something I need to fix before training for consecutive flares.
Personally I can't but a lot of Bboy can like Bboy Sion https://youtu.be/qIPe1ydtK4o
(this is my helmet, good for headspin but bad for halo or windmill : http://amzn.eu/d8AS9Ms)
I believe that my helmet is too big to practise halo or windmill so do you know where can we get an helmet which is suitable for practise these moves ? Thanks a lot !
Any ways to improve my flares so that it is higher in the back and I avoid crunching my legs? I think maybe I was going somewhere in the last clip but I practiced for about 3 hours in that last clip so I was quite tired.
Also if anyone has a good New York flare tutorial, or a handstand to flare tutorial that would be nice.
How about we all gather the BBoying resources we have available and make one huge list with the name of the move and a video demonstration/tutorial link of it? This will help everyone a ton and will benefit the community engagement. I got this idea after I was googling for new moves to learn(with not much luck because the lesser known "easier" moves are much harder to find).
Long story short I've had a big change in my life and I'm starting to do a lot of the things I always said I would LIKE to do. But now I'm actually doing them and being a BBoy is one of those things.
I went to my first comp yesterday with my BBoy friend for some exposure and the atmosphere was awesome, but I also felt out of place. I know nothing about the culture around BBoying nor what moves to start learning and I have no idea where to begin (I can shuffle if that means anything).
I'm going to open practices with my same friend starting in a week but I want a little more of a start before I walk in knowing nothing. Any help is appreciated.
Before I started breaking I tried windmills for the longest time to no avail. Decided to start trying again 2 weeks ago for my first power move and I'm personally pleased with my progress (it might actually suck I'm no expert).
I'm able to get going but once I roll over for the first time I don't have the momentum nor thw space to keep going through (into more windmills or even just a stab). What am I meant to do? Are there any exercises or drills you guys can recommend? Vidya for reference https://youtu.be/UBcmj7sw8X4 Any advice would be really appreciated.
Hey I'm in B.C. for the summer and I wanted to know if anyone is down to meet or have an open cypher type of thing? Jw because it's hard trying to find bboys or bgirls because it's such a niche thing lol. If anyone is in the area and are down to meet let's do it! Also if anyone knows places I can go to meet people and dance let me know too that'd be great !