BREAKDANCING

OVERVIEW

Break dancing, also called breaking and B-boying, is an energetic form of dance, fashioned and popularised by African Americans and U.S. Latinos, that includes stylised footwork and athletic moves such as back spins or head spins. Break dancing originated in New York City during the late 1960s and early ’70s, incorporating moves from a variety of sources, including martial arts and gymnastics.

Breaking, the official name for competitive breakdancing, will become an Olympic sport for the first time at the 2024 Paris Olympics. To help celebrate and spread recognition of the sport here in Australia, the inaugural Redline Games in 2022 will host a crew of competing B-Boys and B-Girls, all breaking it out to determine the best breakdancer.

Breaking at the Redline Games is an exhibition only event and is not suitable for novice athletes.

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