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What are funkstyles?
‘Funkystyles’ refers to the original street dance styles from the early days of hip
hop: locking, rocking and breaking (breakdance, or b-boying and b-girling), popping
Back before street dance had become what it is today, before records were sampled
by rappers, and hip hop was in it’s earliest form, ‘funk style’ described the way
dancers danced to a funk record at social dances.
A lot of the earliest forms of breaking (breakdance) evolved from early forms of
funkstyles. Although less commercially known, many of the original funk dance styles
still have a dedicated following to preserve the nature of the dances.
Here’s a selection of everything funkstyle that TooMuchFlavour has reported on...
Remember when you were younger and got a pair of trainers, convinced they’d make
you perform better? Well the new Asics Sports Style and b-boy dance mat hope to make
you perform like a better b-boy or b-girl, developed by B-boy Mouse!
They seem unstoppable, and now they’ve clinched a double, qualifying for Battle of
the Year AND the UK B-Boy Championships. As if that wasn’t enough, two of the Soul
Mavericks crews entered and met each other in the final.
Hosted by Kymberlee Jay, B.Supreme has reached its fourth year with a programme that
promised to draw a wider audience than ever before with two shows over two nights
at the Southbank Centre.Read our review of the UK and international nights. Read
b.supreme, the UK's only festival for women in hip-hop, returns to the Southbank
Centre this Easter weekend. Special guests include Ms Dynamite, and The Waackers
performing for the first time in the UK, and beatboxing from Bellatrix. Read to find
out the line up>>