Dance music is not the kind of music we have heard since the days of disco, and for good reason, it is not what hip hop music is all about. Instead, it is dance music based on percussion, melodies, beats and samples which are meant to create a dance experience. Dance music has become more of a hybrid between dance hall and house music in the 21st century.
Hip hop is not a genre. It is a lifestyle. Hip hop was built in a variety of ways, with some aspects based on the past while others took on new meanings. It is an eclectic mix of styles combining elements of reggae, Afro-beat and hip hop. Each genre is influenced by, and has its own vibe, that is, each style of hip hop can be described as a hip hop dance style but different styles of dance music can also sound alike.
You can see how many different styles can be found in hip hop music. Take a listen to any of these artists to see their own style of dance, that of hip hop:
If you like hip hop, and you are a DJ, you can be a dancer in your garage or basement…or you might want to do some experimenting to discover your own unique style and style. The possibilities are endless!
What are some of the things people may not know about hip hop dance style?
There are many aspects of hip hop dance style which are often overlooked because they aren’t often taught or understood. Hip hop dance style is different from the modern day dance music styles, the way the styles overlap and collide.
Hip hop may be different because this subculture of music is different from the way it is generally heard. For example, the bass drum is considered the defining element of rap, but it has been used in traditional African dance for decades. In contrast, drum machines and samples of synthesizers and samples of bass drum have appeared in the last couple years as the defining elements of hip hop dance style.
Another important aspect of hip hop dance style is that it is much more relaxed in its expression. In comparison to modern day dance music, hip hop dance styles are free-wheeling, often without the requirement of a set rhythm or tempo. Hip hop dances in hip hop music are not dance steps, like a beat or a chord or a step, they are not choreographed movements but they are more like improvisational styles of dance. This is a difference between traditional hip hop dance style and modern