When break dance was introduced more than 3 decades ago by African Americans in the Bronx, it was immediately adopted by Latinos who immersed themselves in hip-hop culture. Break dancing has its own genre of music and culture. This dance has its own attitude which reflects its origin as a way of settling fights between fighting groups commonly known as gangs. It is also a very interesting dance style that involves not only strength and power but also creativity. For this reason it has attracted all types of people, young or adults including midgets.
It is true, midgets can break dance too and their moves are also amazing. Break dancing has basic steps that must be performed well such as toprock which is the introductory part. This is not quite hard yet since the break dancer assumes a standing position to execute the moves so a midget doing break dance can handle that. Videos of midget break dance shows how easily they can create steps with an attitude that makes the viewers take a midget break dance seriously. The second step known as the down-rock is a more advanced step since midgets have to do some movements such as scissors, belly swim or side slide. As we all know, midgets have shorter limbs and for them to fluidly execute any of the moves there must be mastery of the steps. Some popular midgets who break dance are Superstar and Little Indian midget.
The videos of their break dance can be viewed on YouTube which are pretty amazing. The good thing about midget break dancing is that they have upper body strength due to their body structure enabling them to perform complicated dance moves such as the handstand. The videos of midget break dance especially the ones portraying showdown is pretty interesting since the competitors are serious break dancers.
The stunts that midget break dancers have integrated some moves from capoeira and martial arts with a flair of hip-hop dance routines. The costumes are the typical hooded jacket while there are some who choose to wear flamboyant attire. For this reason, many local groups also feature midget break dancing competitions but on an individual basis. Some video sites do present midget crews but solo dancers are very creative. Whether midget or not, break dance lessons can be learned by enrolling online , watching videos or visiting a local dance club.