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The way I learned to break dance is not the same way most people learned. Some people learned by dancing with their parents or dancing at parties with a partner or even hiring a constructor. The way I learned was based on whatever background knowledge I had before.
The start of my break dancing lifestyle began with some minor experiences that happened to me from my past. When I was four years old, I took ballet classes. During one practice, I encountered a difficult dance move. Because I kept doing the dance move I was suppose to learn wrong, I later realized it was a cooler, more complex dance move that I was doing which I now call ‘360 on the floor.’ Now, I always do this move at least once at every party I’ve gone to. Another time I learned another dance move was through an accident in my kitchen. When I was going to get a glass of water with no socks and shoes on my feet, I accidentally dropped my glass cup and without thinking, I tried to hop out of the shattered glass arena. My foot motion became another dance move I do now at arties which I call ‘hot feet’ Those two experiences impacted how I now dance, but I also learned through the media.
When I get bored at times, I go on youtube.com and try to learn how to break dance through the instructional video. Furthermore, I would watch movies such as Step Up and Stomp the Yard. With these movies, I become more motivated and excited to dance in ways that not many people of my age and gender can do. I enjoy the challenge and pressure it gives me. I n addition, at small parties, when I’m initially too bored or tired to dance, I study everybody else’s foot motion closely to see if I am not only capable of doing their moves but also able to use their moves to advance my complicated combos that I can eventually create.
All in all, the way I learn how to dance, similar to Frederick Douglass, is not the same way as everybody else. We both taught ourselves and made it our responsibilities to find ways to advance our...