A Brief Note On The Dance Culture Of Hip Hop

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Choreographing into the Dance Culture When I asked my audience about what they thought of dance, responses generally jumped to the music, Ballet, Hip Hop, Salsa, So You Think You Can Dance, street dancing, the clothing style, the breaking, the locking, the popping and so much more. When I think of dance, I think of the different techniques of performing, the different tempo and style of each choreography, and of course the music that compliments the dance. According to The Journal of African American History “over the past three decades, Hip Hop has developed as a cultural and artistic phenomenon affecting youth culture around the word ” (Alridge and Stewart 190). Today dance in some sort of way has impacted youth either in a positive or negative way. Hip Hop being a popular dance style tends to relate with people close to my age because it’s being often played on the radio, and at parties, and high school dances. Dance itself is culture, some enjoy it while others do not, and some may even agree they have two left feet. Believe it or not dance can be learned, so with that being said for those who do not participate in dance should be informed about how dance opens up opportunities for adolescents to gain better dance skills, but to also increase their aerobics, and self esteem. With this by using audience analysis and context from Speak Up!: An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking, I can better tailor by speech to inform my audience about the dance culture. A total of

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