Breakdance battles are very common these days. Breakers, b-boys and b-girls usually join together to form a crew and different crews compete with each other in battle, it can also be two individuals who just want to battle it out. Battles simply mean doing a dance off between the two crews or two individuals. A battle is merely just a showdown between crews in order to showcase their talent and skills. Battles have existed since the 1970s. Breakdance battles started in South Bronx of New York where Latino Americans used to battle it out against African-Americans.
These days, breakdance battles are a normal scene between crews. Some movies and tv shows use these breakdance battles as the main plot of show. Whoever wins the battles, may it be a crew or an individual, will be known as the best in battle and will win accolades and praise from colleagues.
Anyone who breaks can join a breakdance battle. Before jumping into battle, here are a few tips that may help you win, or at least give a good fight. The first thing to do is practice your breakdancing moves and skills. You have to be at par with your competitor in order to give a good fight and to make the breakdance battle interesting. Remember to create your own moves or modify the moves you’ve seen and make them your own. Try to practice your moves while facing the mirror. This will show you what you can improve on and what moves you’re strong at.
You can ask your friends to watch you and comment on your moves or on your routine. Having someone comment on your style and your moves will help you improve, they may be able to see what you don’t. You can also do mini breakdance battles with your friends so you know what can happen during the real battle. If you think a move is weak, mimic it and make is careless just to show how weak the move is. Making fun of the moves and steps of others shows disrespect, this is very well embraced during battles. If you do all these, you’ll be more than ready to battle it out.
Breakdance battles are a good way to see the moves of other crews and a great way to keep breakers on their toes. These battles showcase great talent and win or lose; you’ll be able to take home a few new moves.