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14: Breakin’ Experiences

Pancake Circus-A Suicide On Butt

The pancake (also as I discovered in research is a ‘suicide on butt’) is a move that I saw once or twice in breakin’ movies. It basically requires you to jump as high as you can in the air, and throw your legs out straight in front of you. (like you were going to sit...

No Parking on the Kitchen Floor

Shortly after Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo had been released on VHS, my good buddy Miguel invited me to stay over at his house and watch both movies. For nearly four hours, my fifth grade eyes absorbed more breakdancing than they ever had before. Although Breakin’ 2 was considerably more tame than the first one, I...

Wickie Wickie Wickie…Shut Up!

During the end of my high school years, and in the years that followed Eduardo and I have become increasingly more fascinated with the breakin’ phenomenon. While neither of us is very good at it, collaboratively we are a minor force to reckon with. For whatever reason two quirky white guys with limited abilities have...

Keep Poping!

At my school, breakdancing was introduced around the same time as it was at Jaimenacho’s – although we did in fact have several black students at ours. They were the masters, the ones who brought this fantastic new art form to our white suburban world. They were three brothers, all of whom were very cool...

You spin me right round, round, round.

As I’ve grown I’ve learned to appreciate the art of breakin’ in new and exciting ways. While I’ve always realized my shortcomings in performing the more difficult maneuvers, I have learned to do what I am able to do to the best of my abilities. In other words, I feel comfortable carrying on a wave,...

Blacktop Battleground

Breakin’ started for me in the 4th or 5th grade. I’m not sure how the craze even GOT to Redding, let alone found it’s way to our elementary school. To the best of my knowledge we had no black students at our school that might have been street savvy, and learned a few moves to...

TOPIC: Breakin’ Experiences

We’ve all had memorable breakdancing-related experiences. Maybe you attempted a headspin in your 5th grade talent show, or used to practice popping while listening to a Whodini tape. You may have even dressed like Turbo and tried uprocking with a broom after seeing Breakin’ 2, or just happened to witness an epic cardboard battle in...