Edited by Azizi Powell
This post showcases seven videos of old school Rhythm & Blues/Hip-Hop dances.
For the purpose of this post, by "old school" I mean dances that were first performed in the 1980s and 1990s, although "old school" certainly can refer to dances much older than the 1980s. "Old school" can also refer to clothing, hair styles, slang as well as other cultural artifacts & customs from the past. Depending on its context, "old school" could be perceived as negative. However, with regards to these dance videos, "old school" has postitive, nostalgic connotations.
All of the dances featured in this post are of African American origin. By showcasing these selected dances, I'm also showcasing the records with which these dances are most closely associated.
The content of this post is presented for historical, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.
All copyrights remain with their owners.
(With the exception of the first video, these videos are presented in alphabetical order.)
Video #1: Teisha & Kia Do Old School Dances
NewKiTV, Uploaded on Jul 21, 2009
...Teisha & Kia Pay Tribute To Old School Dances-salt n pepa, mary j. blige, hammer etc.
PLS DON'T DISABLE THE AUDIO.WE DO NOT OWN ANY OF THE OLD SCHOOL AUDIO CONTENT © WMG. CREDITS GO TO WMG.
Old School audio owned or licensed by WMG.
Unfortunately, the names of these dances aren't given with their performances, and I won't even try to give those names.
From viewers' comments at least some of the dances that Teisha & Kia performed in this video were Roger Rabbit, Tootsie Roll, Cabbage Patch, and Da Butt. And one commenter mentioned that the ladies did "the Rudy" to the song "Poison".
My daughter watched this video & identified the names of these dances (in order, but with some gaps): "Roger Rabbit", "Snake", "Running Man", "Kid" & Play", "The Humpty Dance", "Cabbage Patch", "Da Butt", "Pepper Seed", "Bo Go", "Butterfly", and other dances that she remembers doing but doesn't remember the names of".
Video #2: New York Subway Break Dance
Uploaded by gnsec on Jul 25, 2008
Getting off the NYC subway I ran into this breakdancing performance at the station. The song is "We gonna rock it" by Flying Steps, except 1st 10 seconds Sandstorm by Darude.
Video #3: Chicago Footwork
Uploaded by ghettotekz on Apr 24, 2010
no real battle, just some amazin footworkin. This was with MOB, TS, Wolf Pac, Litebulb, Deryon, Stepz, Manny, just a whole bunch of dope cats. ..
Video #4: Chicken Noodle Soup
Uploaded by WebstarVEVO on Nov 22, 2009
Music video by Webstar, Young B performing Chicken Noodle Soup. (C) 2006 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Video #5: Soulja Boy Tell'em - Crank That (Soulja Boy)
Uploaded by SouljaBoyTellemVEVO on Nov 22, 2009
Music video by Soulja Boy Tell`em performing Crank That (Soulja Boy). (C) 2007 ColliPark Music/HHH/Interscope Records
Video #6: The Dougie
Uploaded by LADYTIFFANY22 on Feb 12, 2008
THIS IS NOT ME!!!!!
Video #7: GS Boyz - Stanky Legg
Uploaded by GSBoyzVEVO on Nov 23, 2009
Music video by GS Boyz performing Stanky Legg. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 778,181 (C) 2009 Zomba Recording LLC
Visit these two pages on my Jambalayah website to find these compilations of old school dance videos:
http://www.jambalayah.com/node/1142 ROCK & ROLL DANCE VIDEOS
http://www.jambalayah.com/node/1147 R&B AND HIP-HOP DANCES [up to 2011]
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THANKS
Thanks to all those who are featured in those videos, and thanks to the producers, song composers, and uploaders of those videos.
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