Carter, Charles L.
Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
This thesis is a comprehensive chronicle of Hip-Hop dance from its birth in the 1970's to the present. My intention is to lead Hip-Hop away from its reputation as an informal way of dancing, and introduce it as a legitimate genre of dance. Important milestones and terminology are included in the paper, as well as influences on Hip-Hop's beginnings. In addition to the APA style essay, a self-choreographed Hip-Hop duet was produced. Rehearsals for the dance took place for the first three weeks of March. It was finally performed and videotaped during Northern Illinois University's Orchesis recital on the 25th, 26th, and 27th of March, 2004. Many of the elements of Hip-Hop dance mentioned in the paper can be seen in the choreographed piece as well.
Villaluna, Gretchen, "The evolution of hip-hop dance" (2004). Honors Capstones. 1175.
Northern Illinois University
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