Hip-hop dance is a vibrant form of dance that combines a variety of freestyle movements to create a cultural piece of art. Through its three main styles of popping, locking, and breaking, hip-hop dance has evolved into one of the most popular and influential styles of dance. What distinguishes hip-hop from other forms of dance is that it is often “freestyle” (improvisational) in nature and hip-hop dance crews often engage in freestyle dance competitions—colloquially referred to as “battles”.Breaking (often called breakdancing by popular media) is the original dance style that came out of the Hip Hop community. It started out with these 5 core movements: Top Rocks, Fast Footwork, Back Rocks, Freezes, and Power Moves. The purpose of hip hop dance is to gather an audience and to entertain a crowd of people. Hip hop is officially done on the streets and known as the most popular street dance. It was mainly originated in the United States of America specifically in the city of New York Hip Hop is an edgy, fresh and powerful urban dance style also known as Street Dance. The beginning of locking, popping and crumping, Hip Hop is mostly performed to rap, urban and not surprisingly, hip hop music. Funky, high-top dance sneakers are normally worn by dancers. The Five Elements of Hip-Hop: emceeing, deejaying, breakin’, graff and beatboxing. When the style of hip hop was first created, it had six foundational elements: DJing (aural), MCing (oral), Beatboxing (vocal), Breakdancing (physical), Graffiti (visual), and Fashion.