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Hip Hop Dance is thought to have officially begun in New York City during the late 1960s and early 1970s During this time many dancers without professional dance training but could dance naturally brought Hip Hop to the streets This dance however was meant only for people from the streets for the streets meaning only people who lived in the streets where it originated from were allowed to dance this dance it wasnt meant for dance studios or academies In the 1980s 90s Hip Hop started to branch out and was seen in the clubs schools and hang outs it had turned from dancing to battling meaning that two groups or people dance against each other to see whose better In the 2000s Hip Hop has now became a dance form that is performed everywhere including on stage on the streets and in venues and is respected by many people and dancer Hip Hop moves were made from complex rhythms and African dancing many other dance forms originated from hip hop such as Pop Lock Tutting Robotics and Footworkin Hip Hop dance was impacting the world along with it many artists have been making big impacts in the Hip Hop World including the two biggest James Brown Michael Jackson James Brown popularly in Hip Hop came in 1960s with 2 hit singles Papa Got A Brand New Bag and I Got You I Feel Good which introduced Hip Hop music In addition to Browns amazing dance moves rhythmic beats vocal ability James Brown became the face of hip hop many dancers and street performers were dancing to his songs and mimicking his dance moves Brown became the definition of Hip Hop In the 1980s Michael Jackson also made an impact in the Hip Hop world with his many hit singles like Billie Jean Thriller Beat
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