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AFRICAN STEP

Place of publication: Africa

Inspiration: inspired by an African dance style or a step from an African dance style incorporated into House

AROUND THE WORLD

Place of publication: Europe, French? -> was seen there mostly

Inspiration: maybe has its name because of the look -> jumping in a circular motion „around the world“

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BACKWARDS JOG

Inspiration: inspired by sports, jogging backwards?

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CAPOEIRA SET UP (capoeira base)

Year of publication: beginning of the 16th century

Place of publication: Brazil

Inspiration: Capoeira is a martial art developed by African slaves in Brazil that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. It has a significant role in the roots of house. There are a lot of movements from Capoeira you can find in house dance and especially in lofting. Some examples are the MACACO, the AÚ (similar to cartwheels) and different KICKS.

CHASE

Year of publication: probably from the social dance era

COWS TAIL

Year of publication: 1920s

Inspiration: The COWS TAIL is a move from Charleston that got incorporated into house. It was inspired by cows that were stuck in the mud and had to wave their tail to get rid of the flies around.

CRISS CROSS

Year of publication: New school era (2000 and after)

Inspiration: The CRISS CROSS is a move from Hip Hop that got incorporated into House. The look of the original move changed a bit because of the tempo of the music (House music ≈ 115-130 bpm, Hip Hop ≈ 60-100 bpm).

CROSSROADS

Year of publication: 90s (middle school)

Inspiration: The CROSSROADS is a travelling step. Sometimes it is also called the grapevine.

CROSS STEP

CROSSWALK

Year of publication: 90s (middle school)

Inspiration: Theory 1: The CROSSWALK is a variation of the SIDEWALK. / Theory 2: The CROSSWALK comes from a step from Bboying. -> https://youtu.be/Z7zcCSak16o

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DIAMOND

Inspiration: The DIAMOND is a variation of another move called the TRIANGLE. It happens when you combine doing the TRIANGLE to the front and to the back.

DOLPHIN

Year of publication: New school era (2000 and after)

Inspiration: The DOLPHIN is a lofting move that looks like a dolphin diving in the water. It’s a move originally from Breaking?

DRUNKEN STEP

Video: https://www.instagram.com/flyingstepsacademy/?hl=de (Story Highlights -> HOUSE)

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FARMER

Year of publication: early/mid 80s (old school)

Place of publication: originally Africa

Inspiration: The FARMER is a step that’s originally from Africa and was incorporated into house later. As House developed in the clubs most of the steps had no name in the beginning. At a meeting in 2000 Dance Fusion decided to call it the „FARMER“.

  • 1) Inspired by the EAST COAST STOMP from Hip Hop?

2) Appeared as an extension of the Jack?

  • 1) Received its name from the coveralls that were in fashion at the time?

2) The name came up because it looks like „farming“?

FLOOR SPINS

Inspiration: Maybe breaking or capoeira?

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GALLOP

Inspiration: The GALLOP is a variation of the farmer where you travel sideways?

GROUND SWEEPS

Inspiration: Inspired by Capoeira? Looks quite similar -> https://youtu.be/9WvdSi5EslY

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HAPPY FEET

Year of publication: 1985

Place of publication: New York

Inspiration: The HAPPY FEET is a step from Hip Hop that had crossed over into house.

HEEL STEP/TOE

HEEL TOE HOP

HURDLE

Inspiration: Maybe called hurdle because it looks like lifting your leg over something (a hurlde)?

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JACK IN THE BOX

Year of publication: early/mid 80s (old school)

Place of publication: probably in the clubs of Chicago or New York

Inspiration: The JACK IN THE BOX was created by Caleafs brother Ramier and Which Way Sha by playing around in the club. developed out of the JACK

JUMPING JACKS

Inspiration: jumping jacks in fitness?

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KICK BALL CHANGE

Year of publication: probably 1920s or before

Inspiration: The KICK BALL CHANGE is a basic that is seen in many dance styles. It’s not clear where it was done first but probably it is a move from Jazz, Swing, Charleston, or ballet.

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LOOSELEGS

Year of publication: early/mid 80s (old school)

Place of publication: probably in the clubs of Chicago or New York

Inspiration: The LOOSELEGS was created by and named after Caleaf Sellers (also known as Loose Leaf/Big Leaf). As Caleaf is a really tall guy his long legs looked really loose when he did the move.

LOTUS

Inspiration: The LOTUS is named after the queen -> Rani Padmini?? It’s sometimes also called MARJORY STEP.

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PAS DE BOURRÉE

Year of publication: Baroque era, around 1661

Place of publication: France

Inspiration:  The BOURRÉE is a court dance of French origin from the 16th century, which has become a folk dance in central France over the years. Later it gave its name to a ballet step characteristic of the dance, a rapid movement of the feet while en pointe or demi-pointe, and so to the sequence of steps called PAS DE BOURRÉE. It got incorporated in many other dance styles, such as Hip Hop and House, later.

PIVOT GROOVE STEP

Inspiration: a combination of a SKATE and a pivot on the heel?

POW WOW

Inspiration: The POW WOW is a step from Breaking that got incorporated into house. It looks similar to the HIP TWIST/INDIAN STEP looped on one side with an up feeling.

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ROGER RABBIT

Year of publication: around 1988

Place of publication: America

Inspiration: The ROGER RABBIT is a basic step from Hip Hop that crossed over into House.

REJECT

Year of publication: around 2009, maybe also existed before

Place of publication: Inland Empire &  Los Angeles

Inspiration: The REJECT is a move from Jerkin’ that got incorporated into house. It was created by a crew called „The Rej3ctz“ and became popular through the music video „You’re A Jerk“ from New Boyz (2009). You can also see it in the music video  „Teach Me How To Jerk“ by Audio Push (2009).

RESET

Inspiration: The idea of the RESET is to have a so called one-timer that stops what you were doing before, so you are reset in a new position from which you can keep going.

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SALSA HOP

Year of publication: 90s (middle school)

 

Inspiration: The SALSA HOP is step from salsa that got incorporated into House. A variation of the SALSA STEP?

SALSA STEP

Year of publication: 90s (middle school)

 

Inspiration: The SALSA STEP is a step from salsa that got incorporated into House.

SAMBA SWEEP

(swirl variation)

Inspiration: Maybe inspired by a move from samba? Similar to GROUND SWEEPS but on top.

SCRIBBLE FOOT

Year of publication: New school era (2000 and after)

Inspiration: The SCRIBBLE FOOT has its name because when you do the move it looks like you scribble on the floor really fast. It is actually the same as a fast PAS DE BOURRÉE with a different rhythm. => comes from PAS DE BOURRÉE?

Video: https://youtu.be/_yX6H5o1OyU (01:21:22)

SET UP

Year of publication: 90s (middle school)

Inspiration: The SET UP is a variation of a step from tap dance. It’s called SET UP because it was used to set up your moves back then.

SHUFFLE STEP

SIDEWALK

Year of publication: 90s (middle school)

Inspiration: The SIDEWALK originally comes from tap dancing and got incorporated into House later.

SKATE

Year of publication: new school (2000 and after)

Inspiration: The SKATE is another step that crossed over from Hip Hop into House. It was one of the old school social dances back then. The inspiration to the step comes from skating in a roller rink.

SNAKE

Inspiration: The SNAKE is named after the animal. It looks like a snake moving on the floor.

Video: https://youtu.be/6SgTZwVwB6M (09:06 -> 136)

 

SPONGEBOB

Inspiration: The SPONGEBOB is a step from Hip Hop that got incorporated into House.

SPINS & TURNS

Year of publication: The first spins and turns were done really early, probably at the beginning of dance.

Inspiration: There are a lot of different ways to do SPINS & TURNS in house dance. The inspiration probably comes from many different dance styles, such as ballet, swing and jazz.

Video: https://youtu.be/-z1UmqDJ15o (one example)

SPLITS

Inspiration: SPLITS can be seen in various athletic activities, including dance, gymnastics, martial arts, yoga, cheerleading, figure skating, contortionism and synchronized swimming. As capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial art) had a huge influence on house dance the SPLITS probably have crossed over.

STOMP

Year of publication: early/mid 80s (old school)

Place of publication: probably in the clubs of Chicago or New York

SWIRL

Year of publication: Early/mid 80s (old school era)

Place of publication: Originally Brazil

Inspiration: The SWIRL is a variation of a samba step from Brazil.

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TIP TAP TOE

Year of publication: New school era (2000 and after)

Inspiration: The TIP TAP TOE is a step from tap dance that got incorporated into house. It’s named after/influenced by the African-American tap dance comedy group „Tip, Tap and Toe“.

Additional information: „Tip, Tap and Toe“ were an African-American tap dance comedy group that began in the late 1920s. Its original members were Sammy Green, Teddy Frazier and Raymond Winfield. They appeared in several motion pictures in the 1930s and ’40s, what was a special thing at that time, because African-Americans actually were not allowed to star in major motion pictures. They also had a big impact on the dance world.

TRAIN

Year of publication: early/mid 80s (old school)

Place of publication: probably in the clubs of Chicago or New York

Inspiration: The TRAIN appeared as a variation from the SKATE. The name maybe came up because the step looks a bit like imitating a train?

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WEBO

Year of publication: 1977/78

Place of publication: New York

Inspiration: The WEBO actually was a freestyle dance that started in 1977/78 based on the new „new wave“ music that was also introduced at that time. The reason why the style is called WEBO is a battle move called the DALE WEBO. The DALE WEBO was added by some Latin Bboys and originally came from a burn that was used in rocking (a move where the Bboys grab the head of their opponent and put it on their nuts while they jump in the air). In general there is a very simple social dance and then there is a more complex style of webo with a lot of circular movements, such as rolls and twists and also acrobatic movements like for example bridges. The WEBO became a big part in Breaking and in Lofting. Especially the Bboys that turned to the loft style incorporated some moves that made it webo.

-> more details: https://youtu.be/Q7U7a3EDyIw

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