Every four years, sports fans can depend on seeing track and field, swimming, biking, and various ball related sports during the two weeks known as the Olympics. But there are also sporting events that come, stay for a while, and then go away.
When the Summer Olympic games comes to Paris in 2024, fans will see a number of differences from Olympics of the past, including a new event…Break Dancing!
Breaking as it is being called is a highly athletic form of dance as the performers spin, flip, and gyrate in a variety of moves that make the dancer resemble a Gumby action figure.
While the 2024 Summer Olympic Games are still years away, breakers from around the world are already preparing to dazzle and amaze fans and judges alike as they work toward earning a spot on their respective countries’ teams.
Like all battles involving dance moves can and usually is very subjective; the people judging the competition in Paris will have a prescribed set of guidelines with a specific system in place to judge the moves and the dances that will include creativity, personality, technique, variety, performance, and musicality.
While ability to perform a specific type of move, dancers can also lose points for copying the moves of an appopment or physically touching an opponent.
When the Paris Olympic games begin in July 2024, 16 B-Boys and 16 B-Girls will be chosen to compete for the gold, silver, and bronze medals at the two day competition to be held at the Place de la Concorde.
Breakers must be at least 16 years old in order to compete in the Breaking events.