Breakdance Moves List

Breakdance Moves List

Breakdance is one of the most popular and eye-catching dance forms today. Here are some of the beginners breakdance moves to get you started.
Call it hip-hop dancing, B-boying or simply breaking, breakdancing is one of the most popular forms of dancing, among the youth, all over the world. It started off as an important part of the hip hop culture, along with beatboxing, rapping and DJing. The hip hop revolution is said to have started in the South Bronx, NYC. It is a free-style dance form, which requires a lot of athleticism, energy and creativity. Its experimental nature makes it difficult to make different break dance moves list, but the moves for beginners are given below in this article.

While these moves will get you started, novelty is well accepted in breakdance, so if you want to make it big in this field, you're going to have to come up with stuff of your own.

Best Breakdance Moves Names

There are 7 basic types of moves in breakdancing: the Toprock, the Footwork, the Drops, the Floor Rock, the Power Moves, the Freezes and the Suicides. Let us look at the meaning of these types and the different moves which fall under each category.

The Toprock
The Toprock is a set of moves which are performed in a standing position. Toprock moves are generally easier and are used by the b-boys as a warm up before the real stuff starts. The easy moves in toprock are-

Basic Toprock
Side-Step
Boyoing
Power Step
Power Step Hop
Latin Rock

The Footwork
Foot work is comprises a set of moves that the dancer performs with his feet while he is standing or on the floor. Given below are some popular moves-

2 step
3 step
4 step
5 step
6 step
7 step
8 step
10 step
12 step
Zulu Spins
Kick-outs
Spindle
Swapping
Shuffles
Coffee Grinder

The Drops
The drops are where the dancer 'drops' from the standing position, down to the floor to perform the next set of moves. A dancer may 'drop' in the following ways-

Coin Drop
Knee Drop
Other Knee Drop
Sweep Drop
Thread Drop
Corkscrew

Floor Rocks
Floor rocks are transition moves that involve intricate and stylish footwork. The basic list of floor rocks has-

Scissors
Belly Swim
Body Glide
Side Slide
Figure 4

The Power Moves
The power moves are where the b-boy goes into a spinning motion. They are usually the toughest moves, and the judges rate the dancer on the perfection with which he makes these moves.

Flare
Swipe
Windmill
Back Spin
Side Spin
Halos
Head Spin
Head Slides

Freeze
Freeze is a technique in which the dancer momentarily pauses in a balance challenging or intriguing position. There are innumerable variations of this technique and of course, you can always come up with your own body contorting move and just hold for a couple of seconds. Some common freeze moves are-

Baby Freeze
Air Chair
Side Chair
Elbow Freeze
Dead Freeze
Shoulder Freeze
G-Kick
Head Stand
Hollowback
Pike
Flag

Suicide
Alternatively, a dancer may choose to end the dance routine by pretending to fall down and loose control of himself. To make a 'suicide' look effective, it must look painful, as if while performing you have really hit yourself. But yes, in trying to make it look kosher don't just end up hurting yourself for real!

Front Headflip
Back Headflip
Hard Drive
Pencil Spin
Suicide Rubberband
Suicide Corkscrew
Coin Drop

Other moves in the list include the Turtle, the Float, the two-handed elbow hop, the one-handed elbow hop, etc.

So this was a good long list of breakdance moves for beginners. To execute most of the moves in this list, you will need good physical strength and lots of practice. Happy breaking!
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