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Breakdancing has changed drastically since it began in the late seventies and early eighties. Today, dancers focus on keeping the body off the floor, specializing on moves that involve quick shifts from feet to hands to elbows directly to the head. Upper body strength is crucial as the torso and back touch the floor only ocassionally. This was not the case in the early days of breakdancing, when breakers would focus on combinations that would culminate in back to head routines, complemented by shuffling of feet as foreplay. Below are some selections from Youtube that I find are good examples of the recent style. Contrast them to my previous selections.

Good edited (in part slow-mo) Reel, not sure who is the breakdancer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyMasVRj4KI
Good unedited one on one battle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYma9jaszTE&mode=related&search=

One on one battle between Physics vs. Shie Chan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKFpyvOXKW0&mode=related&search=
One on one: Benji vs. Junior
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am8R2u_Wri4&mode=related&search=
Unedited battle between two crews in San Diego
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oukrazdTmyQ&mode=related&search=
Edited promo of Extreme Crew
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbb29psaWXU&mode=related&search=
Extreme Crew in Korea:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGlXeVh8OnU&mode=related&search=

Check the next generation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7yWFh9yxtc&mode=related&search=

Popping
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAyTK6jF5o8&NR=1
Popping Hyun Joon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoGrAqRPaGY&mode=related&search=

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