Leslie Ann Garcia, professional dance instructor and choreographer.
WHAT IS HIP HOP?
Hip hop is a culture and way of life that shows itself in various forms—poetry, fashion, music, language, art, graffiti (writing or illustrating on public places) and
dance. Hip hop dance is a fusion of different dance styles and cultural influences from around the world. Some of the most well known styles of hip hop are break-dancing, popping and locking. It has the look, music, character
and energy of street life. It is popular today, yet it’s always changing and evolving. It was started in New York in 1970s, mostly by African Americans and Latin Americans.