Popping is a dance style that became popular thanks to the 70’s band Electric Boogaloos and the Tv show Soul Train. The roots of this beautiful and illusory dance are in on the west coast of the United States, although the idea of illusory dancing is probably very old. Popping technique is based on the rapid compression and relaxation of the muscles, resulting in a drastic impact on the dancer’s body. This is done precisely according to the rhythm of the song, which uses other mime-style moves and illusions (the latter are not created by the Electric Boogaloos). Although there is only one specific technique of popping, the name of the style is also used for the illusory dance in general, which includes a lot of techniques and styles: animation, boogaloo, waving, robot, etc.

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