Litefeet

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Litefeet also referred to as "getting lite" is a type of breakdance / street dance / vernacular dance that emerged from Harlem and the Bronx, New York in the early 2000s. Litefeet is the heir to breakdancing / b-boying emerging in the 1980s.[1]

The Harlem shake is commonly incorporated into Litefeet, as is the “Chicken Noodle Soup, the Tone Whop (often mistakenly named the "Toe Whop"), and the Aunt Jackie. Moves often include: footwork, popping, shuffling, tutting, hat tricks, and shoe tricks.

Dancers often perform as Showtime on Subways in New York City, and at Union Square. The dance has been embraced as a symbol of the urban musical social scene of Harlem.

Well-known teams include: WAFFLE, MonzterInc,Brotherhood, 2Real Boyz, Team Rocket, Demon, and Bwreckfast Club. [2]

Litefeet is also the name of the music played along with the dance, often fast-paced 100-BPM rap beats and drum kits. HANN,[3] M-Lyve,[3] Kid the Wiz, Fliqht, BSN, Faro, AG the Voice of Harlem, DJ Webstar, and Young B are some well-known Litefeet music producers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warren, Emma (May 28, 2013). "Litefeet: New York's New Dance Step". Red Bull Music Academy Daily. 
  2. ^ Bonesco, Lily (January 6, 2015). "Documenting New York's Recently Criminalised Subculture of Subway Dancing". Vice i-D. 
  3. ^ a b Jackson, Reed (August 27, 2015). "SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND: How New York's Litefeet Producers Are Making Sure It's Showtime In The City". Vice NOISEY. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Garnet (July 22, 2014). "The Dance Enthusiast Asks Lite Feet legend Chrybaby Cozie". Dance Enthusiast. 

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