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This is hip hop

Posted on November 26, 2012 by

Here’s one from the archives: Dance instructor Dena Rizzo’s hilarious blend of old school dance breaks mixed with her attempt at explaining what hip hop is, makes me want to throw on a pair of Adidas button up snaps and grab a boombox.

Rizzo lists some of the first rules of hip hop: turn your feet out, be relaxed and your hands are always “AHH” like this:

Then her students showed off some of the dance moves they learned:

According to Rizzo, hip hop isn’t just a dance style — it’s the way you dress too. She wears a blue, long sleeved jersey and striped black pants. Later, she throws on an oversized jacket and says: “I went to this club right, and they had no baggy pants and no sneakers. That was wild, I didn’t know what to think about that.”

I’m not sure if she’s trolling us but Rizzo is a legit dance teacher from Louisiana, with recent videos on YouTube.

“People ask me all the time what happens when hip hop goes out? Hip hop is an attitude. It’s right here,” she said pointing to her heart. “It’s how you feel, it’s a style.”

Watch it here

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