By the way, in case it wasn’t clear before, I love hip hop. The dancing, the music. This guy at the gym the other day overheard me speaking about dance and asked, “Did you dance ballet?” and I rather flippantly responded, “Do you SEE these thighs? These are hip hop thighs.”
Thanks to Yoko Sakao, who runs the urban dance newsletter project “Why Aren’t We Dancing?,” I stumbled across this amazing video of kids dancing hip hop.
And, yes, the performers are from Houston, Texas.
Reposting some particularly impressive moments that Yoko points out- the point dancer in Chicken Noodle Soup (1:18) (and guys, I seriously felt like I was the only person who learned the dance to the Chicken Noodle Soup song when it came out), and this cross stage march bit (4:08). Also one she didn’t mention, the footwork during Peanut Butter Jelly (5:22)!
Here’s the full video:
And can we talk about the soundtrack though? As Yoko writes:
It’s also hard not to get hyped when the soundtrack is full of classics, and it brings me great joy to know that these dancers are using songs that were hot before they were born (cry). I have to say though, “Peaches and Cream” and “Milkshake” [were definitely not meant as their literal definitions]… but anyway.