When was the last time you danced to your own beat without thinking of anything but the music moving your body?
Children have always danced to their own beat. It does not matter if they are at home, in public or dancing in a competition, they will dance however their heart is telling them to dance in that moment. This is one trait that we adults should foster in children and never tell them to stop. This adorable little boy was performing on stage for a clogging audition but he heart was telling him to breakdance.
Clog On explains that clogging, “is a dance that is done in time with the music -to the downbeat usually with the heel keeping rhythm… New influences are creeping into the dance because of popular culture. Tap dancing, Canadian Step Dancing, Irish Hard Shoe and even street dancing and hip-hop influences…”
This dancing kid is ready to add in breakdancing as a new influence of clogging. Will it catch on?
The little boy starts off watching the older kids clogging and starts to clog himself.
It does not take long, about five seconds, for him to get bored of only clogging, so he busts out his breakdancing moves. He gets down on the floor and starts spinning around. This is met with great cheers and laughs from the audience. The speaker in charge of the kids on stage does not even stop him.
This little boy knows that when the music hits your soul you just have to go with it.
Breakdancing, or B-Boying, is a street dance that originated in New York during the 1970s among African American and Puerto Rican youth. History of the Hip Hop explains,
“While diverse in the amount of variation available in the dance, b-boying consists of four kinds of movement: toprock, downrock, power moves, and freezes.”
After a few seconds of his breakdancing moves, the boy jumps up and goes right back into clogging. He is acting as if nothing happened and just smiles to the audience. He adds in one more quick breakdancing move before it is time for the four dances to have a solo moment.
This will be his time to shine!
He is the first to dance solo and all viewers realize that he is about to put on his own type of clogging/breakdancing routine.
He gets to the front in clogging formation but once he is up there, he starts breakdancing immediately. His entire solo routine is his own special breakdancing moves. This cutie pie cannot help himself and we are glad for it. When it is time for him to step back into line, he gets back to his clogging steps as if that was what he was doing all along.
Clogging has been known as the melting pot of dances, so why not add in one more style?
The energy from this adorable guy is magnetic. He is dancing to his own beat and he does not care about anyone else. The three other performers stick to their clogging moves and they do not try to add in any other type of dance styles. Their performances are great clogging routines and should not go unnoticed. Bravo to all four boys.
Do not stop watching the video after his solo because he makes sure to break out his best moves for the finale, like a true a showman.
Watch the full video right below.
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