- a style of acrobatic dancing originating in the mid-1970s, often performed to rap music usually by teenage males in the streets, and characterized by intricate footwork, pantomime, spinning headstands, tumbling, and elaborate improvised virtuosic movements.
Origin of break dancing
Examples from the Web for break dancing
West has even created a stop-frame video of North that makes it look like she is break-dancing.Inside Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's 'Vogue' Editorial
March 24, 2014
Word Origin and History for break dancing
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.