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Breakdancing is a form of acrobatic dance that is part of hip hop culture.

It is probably connected to capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian[?] dance. In its early form, breakdancing was divided into two distinct forms of dancing, breaking and popping. Today, each body movement has been classified into a distinct style or genre of breaking and is similar in principle to others but characteristically different. Of the many genres of breaking, the most common are Popping, Locking, Ticking, Vibrating, Tutt, House, Ambient, Animating, Areil, Clowning, Freeze, Boogaloo, Floor Rock, and Rave. Some of the most admired break dancers of today may be found in such crews as Rock Steady Crew (RSC), Style Elements, Ichigeki, Team OHH, Fireworks, Havikoro, and Airforce Crew, etc. Prototypically the breakdancer is between the ages of three and forty and of a lower socioeconomic class[?]. The majority of these are male, and most are Black or Hispanic, although there are breakdancers of all races. Speaking of prototypes one may distinguish a breakdancer in a crowd by his slim muscular figure, shoes with "fat" laces[?], attentiveness to music and people dancing, and his feet, head, or hands moving to a fixed beat.

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