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Breakdancing has a vast history that involves many important people some who saw it as a way to express feelings causing new moves to be invented It was started where it was least expected with James Brown and the Good Foot After that people such as Afrika Bambaataa started getting ideas a new way to dance came into play In 1969 James Brown came out with his new hit record Get on the Good Foot Then at one of his performances he busted out with the Good Foot starting a whole new dance craze The best way to describe the Good Foot is to imagine a majority marching in a parade taking steps high at the knee but keeping the leg raised at the knee in the air for a beat before dropping it down and simultaneously raising the other leg The Good Foot also brought along moves such as floating and even the moonwalk Bomb Hip-Hop magazine issue 46 Soon enough the Good Foot evolved into breakdancing which was perfectly suited for competition The best breakdancers or B-boys as they were commonly known in opposing gangs would battle dance wise instead of fighting They would dance over turf or because someone stepped on someone elses shoe Often times a battle would be to gain each others respect Although breaking would sometimes cause fights to a large extent breaking replaced fighting in the Bronx It was because of the dance battles that breakdancing crews were formed Crews were and still are groups of people who dance and perform together Formal crews were soon formed they not only performed together but they also developed their own dance routines Some crews became very dedicated to their dancing and would spend hours a day practicing making up new dance moves increasing their speed and improving
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