Street dance

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Two street dancers performing in the URBANOS dance contest in Brazil.

A street dance is a dance style that evolved outside dance studios in any available open space such as streets, dance parties, block parties, parks, school yards, raves, and nightclubs. A street dance is a vernacular dance in an urban context.[1] Vernacular dances are often improvisational and social in nature, encouraging interaction and contact with spectators and other dancers. These dances are a part of the vernacular culture of the geographical area that they come from. Examples of street dance include b-boying (or breakdancing), which originated in New York City.[2]

Clogging is a very early form of street dance, since it evolved in the streets and factories of Northern England in the mid-19th century.[3]

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  1. ^ Stearns, Marshall Window; Stearns, Jean (1994). Jazz Dance: The Story of English and American Vernacular Dance. New York City: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0306805537.
  2. ^ Mansbach, Adam (24 May 2009). "The ascent of hip-hop: A historical, cultural, and aesthetic study of b-boying". Boston.com. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  3. ^ Alfred Hickling, Clog dancing's big street revival, The Guardian (December 2, 2010).

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