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Influenced by breakdown (the percussion break of songs chosen by a DJ for use in hip-hop music) -- breakdancers were originally those who danced to a breakdown.
- (dance) An urban style of acrobatic street dance that originated in the hip hop culture of New York City in the late 20th century.
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