This divinely inspired video of a teenage Vin Diesel breakdancing is one such gift.
Host and guest pop and lock on cardboard—the only proper surface for breakdancing—and in no way did they have dancing doubles.
1982, but the style itself evolved late 1970s in South Bronx. The reference is to the rhythmic break in a pop-dance song (see break (n.)), which the DJs isolated and the dancers performed to. Breakdown "a riotous dance, in the style of the negroes" is recorded from 1864.