Pop dance is a genre of music that blends elements of pop with electronic/dance music. These genres often feature upbeat rhythms and catchy melodies that are sure to get you moving. Pop dance is the perfect genre to create a fun and energetic party or workout.
The pop dance style was popularized by the Electric Boogaloos who were famous for their popping choreography and appearances on Soul Train. Popping was developed in Fresno and Oakland, California by pioneering street dancers such as Boogaloo Sam and his brother, Popin Pete. The movement proved to youth at that time that anything was possible, especially with their passion for dancing.
As a dance form, it is technically challenging. It involves the isolation and tensing of the body’s muscles which are then hit or “popped” to the beat of the music. Popping has influenced other dance styles such as Locking, Rhythmic Strutting, Roboting and strobing. The most fluid popping moves consist of rolling movements that incorporate rolls of the hips, knees and head.
While pop dance is a relatively new form of dance, it has gained immense popularity in the past decade. Many popular singers have incorporated the style in their music including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Drake. Their music features production by dance producers such as Max Martin and Shellback. It is no wonder that these artists have dominated the charts and topped Billboard’s Top 100. Their hits include “Shake It Off” and “Hotline Bling”. These songs are known for their catchy lyrics, high energy rhythms and synchronized pop dance.