What is Pop Dance?
Pop dance is a form of dancing that combines elements from funk, hip hop and breakdancing. It is very popular and many people love it because it is fun and exciting.
Popping originated in the mid-1980s, gaining national attention from a series of breakdancing films called “Breaksploitation” movies. These films, which were centered on dance battles and featured actual breakdancing performers such as Bruno “Pop N’ Taco” Falcon and Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers, introduced popping to the public.
When pops are performed, they are usually timed to the music’s beats. They might come to a sudden still called a “dime stop,” create the illusion of stop-motion animation or incorporate grooves like mime, isolation and gravity-defying floating footwork.
Choreographers are also a crucial part of the K-pop scene, with many entertainment companies hiring freelance choreographers for upcoming songs and video edits. They then review the submissions and teach the idols the final sequence.
Some entertainment companies hire in-house choreographers or artistic directors to oversee the dance matters for one or more idol groups. These artists sometimes rework the routines or work with dancers from different teams to get the most out of the song.
Some entertainment companies pay the choreographers a fair rate for their submissions. Others do not. But since the choreographers are not protected by intellectual property laws, many studios and individuals are starting businesses that use routines from these entertainment companies without paying any money or giving them a portion of their profits.