Master Black Belt
- Nov 21, 2020
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I remember that too. People not dancing to sound that wasn’t music!Maybe. Quick aside, as someone who went to an inner city high school in the 80s, I remember when break dancing was cool and really new. At the time, general belief was that break dancing was NOT dancing.
In my school we had an inter-house music competition where participants played music and were judged by the music teachers. It was a big deal! One house (‘Hadrian’s’) started their set off with a group of break dancers! It was unorthodox because….well….they weren’t playing music! They didn’t get very far, and my house (‘Marlborough’) won thanks to our rendition of a Rush classic, ‘Closer to the Heart’. I played keyboards! 😀
Well that Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars is not dancing….it’s theatre. The actually Argentine tango is superb…the ballroom version is 🤢🤮40 years later, and you're referring to break dancing as "proper", and the other stuff is "bunkum." How far we have come.
I wasn’t meaning they were, just that the ability to move like break dancers seem to do so effortlessly would like make their performance of kata, truly beautiful…not least because of the sequinned keikogi.But to the point of the thread, I think folks who are athletic are going to appreciate benefits of their athleticism in any physical activity. But I don't think kata, for example, and break dancing are all that close.
You’ve omitted a control group of non-dancers. I’d be willing to bet £5 that the breakdancers would make a better job of ballet than non-dancers would etc. Pure speculation, of course…Look at it like this. Get a ballet dancer (graceful, strong... really strong, athletic, flexible, etc) and ask them to break dance. Or get a top level break dancer and ask them to perform ballet. How much crossover is there? I would say little, and the same I think is true for martial arts.