PRINT January 1984


BREAK DANCING IS THE collision of gymnastics and free-style street dancing—the marriage of athletics and cool. The kids who break are old enough to have the power and strength necessary but young enough to take it. From Old Style to 1990 action, breaking sets the body up for moves from ballet smooth to high-stress acrobatics. Whether it’s Rock Steady Crew, the Dynamic Rockers, Scrambling Feet, or the New York City Breakers, you know that the moves will be on and most definitely in check.

Can you do a sweep-swipe

Or a no-hand neck

Or maybe rock some footwork

Till you get it in check?

Then let the New York City Breakers

Show you how to do it

When you see these fresh pics

You’ll know there’s nothing to it

So if there’s any question

A puzzle or a doubt

I’m gonna show you what

I’m talking about. Peep this!

Noel (Kid Nice) is doing footwork, preparing himself for entry into a backspin. His left

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