DISCOVER THE JOURNEY of THE
. . . .and the history of some of the most iconc street dance styles in the world.
The Electric Boogaloo Style
Popping & the Electric Boogaloo style; a dance style that originated in Fresno California during the mid to late seventies & was created by Sam Solomon (Boogaloo Sam). The styles are Popping, Boogaloo, Toy man, Scarecrow & Puppet style.
Popping involves contracting the neck, chest, arms, and extending the legs in time to music. Dances that were done previously such as Locking, The Jerk,The Twist, The Robot as well as characters from cartoons were all influences when Sam created these fabulous dance styles.
Toy man STYLE
This character was created by Toy man Skeet (Albert Praetor who was a student of Boogaloo Sam and was in the original group the Electronic Boogaloo Lockers, this style is based on the Action Man figure that is ridged in movement but is anatomically correct.
This dance was created by Boogaloo Sam and involves head, shoulder, hip & knee rolling with a very funky groove base that is constant. This style doesn’t have to involve Popping, even though this combination is sometimes seen. The mixing of one or more styles is called Boog Style.
THE scarecrow style
The Scarecrow character was created by Boogaloo Sam with the inspiration coming from the Wizard of Oz. The style is mainly done with straight arms and side-to-side body angles.
THE PUPPET style
The puppet style was created by Boogaloo Sam and is a very loose style that looks like a puppet on a string & works well when combined with the Boogaloo Style.