A style of pop dance developed in the 1960s is called popping. The name refers to the sudden tensing and release of the muscles, which are combined with hits against the music. The exact origins of the style are difficult to pinpoint, because they vary from region to region and within a circle of influence. But the most common theory is that pop dance originated in the minds of teenagers in deindustrialized areas of the city. They would practice their moves and perform them at clubs, often participating in dance battles to determine the best moves.
The music used for pop dance is often fast-paced, easy-to-learn, and easy to mimic. The lyrics are repetitive and easy to sing. The genre has adapted to different environments and is becoming more popular. Until recently, pop dances were only heard in clubs. However, the 90s saw the growth of pop dance, as it was easy to dance to and included all ages and genders in dance clubs.
Popping dance inspired the creation of animation. It gave the dancers a sense of freedom and identity. The rhythm of the movements was based on action figures, and toyman Skeet, a member of the Electric Boogaloos, developed the style. Dancers alternated arms in straight and right angles, simulating limited joint movement. Waving dance uses fluid movements to simulate waves traveling through the body. It is also popularly mixed with liquid dancing.