Toprock is a major element of b-boying. Breakdance, breaking, b-boying or b-girling is a Street dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement among It generally refers to any string of steps performed from a standing position, relying upon a mixture of coordination, flexibility, rhythm, and most importantly, style. Gross motor coordination addresses the Gross motor skills walking running climbing jumping crawling lifting one's head sitting up etc It is usually the first and foremost opening display of style, and it serves as a warm-up for transitions into the more acrobatic maneuvers of downrock. Downrock is an element of Breakdance that includes all footwork performed on the floor Breakers may devote considerable time to developing their toprock, and the style they display is a point of pride.
It is a style of dance in and of itself, but it is very open to modification for individual style. For the same reason, it has come to incorporate elements that range widely from Liquid dancing to the Robot. Liquid dancing (or Liquid) is an illusion based form of gestural, Interpretive dance that sometimes involves aspects of pantomime. The robot (or mannequin) is an illusionary Dance style - often confused with popping - that attempts to imitate a dancing Robot or In particular, uprock is a competitively-oriented type of toprock consisting of foot shuffles, spins, turns, and creative movements that may mimic combat. Uprock or "Rocking" as it was originally referred to is an urban dance that is a soulful and competitive Street dance and is performed in synchronization to the beats It was developed from the "Ginga", a footwork pattern used in capoeira, which was taught to youth in African-American community centers as a method of developing self-esteem and character. Capoeira (kapuˈejɾɐ is a brazilian art form that ritualizes movement from Martial arts, Games, and Dance. In fact Toprock was stolen from Uprock with Toprock the bboy's version of Uprock.