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London dance craze: street dance

Posted at 5:15 pm, January 6, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music & Nightlife
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We’ve all watched Street Dance 1 to 5,000 and wanted to be the next Channing Tatum but it’s a lot harder than whacking on a decent pair of Adidas and some baggy jeans. As always, we’re here to help you on your way to being a street dance sensation, or at least help you fake it convincingly.

The look
Ultra casual. Jeans, hoods, baggies, bright colours, fly trainers. Why would you want to wear something less comfortable than tracksuit bottoms?

Who they are
Not just party kids or hip hop heads, this lot are seriously skilled and dedicated, training for hours to perfect their skills in B-boying, popping, locking, waacking and the rest. You’ll find as many B-girls as boys dancing at the more amateur levels and all-girl crews are commonplace thanks to initiatives such as B.Supreme and Dare2Dance (South London seems to have a particularly strong showing). Full of bravado when it comes to the battle but with all that attitude left on the floor, these dancers are invariably some of the nicest young charmers you could meet.

Where to find them
Doing classes at Pineapple, entering ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and at the UK B-Boy Championship.

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