A Dance Style Known as the Crip- Walk Essay

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The C-Walk a. For our focus on this assignment, me and my group have chosen Dance Style. Under Dance Style, We’ve chosen to research about a style of dance known as the Crip Walk, or in other words, the C-Walk. Me and my group have chosen dance style as our focus because it has a lot a variation that me and my group are familiar with. Me and my group have some general knowledge behind the C-Walk, and because of it’s interesting history, we decided to choose that as our style of dance to research on.

b. The Crip Walk is under the genre of hip-hop, and is a dance that’s very intense, and is like a crossover of hip-hop and breakdancing. The dance consists of dance moves taken from different dances, and is basically just a
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Snoop Dogg, Serena Williams, Ice-T and WC for fun decided to do these dances in public, which has caught a lot of peoples attention. People performing the C-Walk typically dress in informal, baggy clothing. They do this to sort of imitate the Crips for their gang-like, or informal attire.

A group of friends doing the Serena Williams (pro tennis player) attire of typical C-Walker
C-Walk for a youtube video. doing the C-Walk after her victory.

Breakdancing was a spark in hip-hop dancing. It rose to become the, or at least one of the most known dances in the world. Not something being gender, or culture specific. When the crips decided to invent the C-Walk, they was heavily inspired by Hip-Hop style of dances, just like the breakdance (1970s). Of course the crips couldn’t have done such a prominent dance as their signature and symbol of themselves, and so a bit of tweaking led them to a “new era” or type of dancing done with your feet. They called this the C-Walk after it was created. Although not ranking as high as a previously popular dance known as “The Jerk”, many people in or even outside of school used to dance off, and the C-Walk were one of the candidates for the dance. As mentioned before, the “Present-Day” Crip-Walk is known as the Clown-Walk, however what is unknown and often a misconception is weather people

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