Pop dance is a type of popular dance style that originated from the 1970s funk and disco era. It is similar to break dancing and vogueing, but is generally performed standing up rather than on the floor like those styles.
Dancers may perform a number of different movements, often with fast and quick timing and distance between each movement. This technique is known as strobing. Strobe popping is one of the most popular ways for a dancer to add visual excitement into their show.
The Origin of Popping
Popping is a street dance that is rooted in the funk and disco era of the 1970s. It was originally adapted from the earlier Boogaloo (funk dance) cultural movement in Oakland, California, but it has since spread to other cities such as Richmond, California and Fresno, California.
It was popularized by a dance group from Fresno, California called Electric Boogaloos who mixed popping techniques to their boogaloo dances.
How to Pop/Hit
There are several different kinds of popping moves, but the most common is using your legs in a specific way. The most commonly used type of leg pop is the one designed by the group Electric Boogaloos, which is known as “leg pop”. This is very versatile and can be used to create a robot style, where your legs are more stationary than usual.