This is a list of breaker's moves and phrases but it is not by
any means a complete list, this would be impossible due to the fact that there are so many moves and new ones are
created each day.
1990: The breaker goes into a handstand and spins around
as much as possible by rocking from hand to hand and moving the hand with the weight off it before coming down onto their
2000: You go into a one-handed handstand, spin around as
much as possible, and land on feet again.
AIRPLANES: Windmills w/ arms striaght spread out to the sides
as high as you can get them.
AIRSWIPES: You start with both hands and feet on the ground,
facing upwards. Then you kick your legs up with your weight on one arm and spin over so that you land on your other arm before
your legs land. If done correctly you should be able to spin you body completely around.
APPLEJACKS: A basic move to challenge another
breaker to battle. You squat on both legs, then fall backward onto your hands and kick one leg into the air, as high as possible.
Then you spring back onto both legs, and repeat.
BACKSPIN: A spin performed high on the back. All weight is
balanced on the upper back, legs tucked close to the body. Spin is initiated through a circular swing of the legs in the air.
BACK SWIPE: The same thing as an airswipe except
when your legs are in the air half way through, you change directions and go back to your starting position.
BARRELS: Windmills w/ arms rounded in front
BATTLE: A challenge between two individuals
B-BOY/B-GIRL: Breakin boy/girl,boogie girl,
as in one who break dances.
BELLYMILL: Like a windmill but instead
of turning around on your hands or head you turn over on your stomach.
BHUDDA: Similer to UFO, except knees are
inside of arms which are kept straight, and legs are kept off of ground.
BITE: Stealing anothers move or moves.
BOOMERANG: You start sitting on the ground, with your
legs out in front of you in a V position. Then you stick your hand between your legs and lift yourself up, to where only your
hands are touching the ground. Then turn around in circles.
BOSTON CRAB: Same as a crab but with legs spread as
much as possible and body more upright.
BRONCO: You start on your feet, then fall onto your
hands only. Then kick your feet back and land on your feet again, then repeat all steps.
BUNNY HOP: Kind of like Flare
except legs are kept straight up,spread apart in front of you. Then you hop up and down turning in a circle.
BURNED: Term that refers to an individual
or group beaten in battle.
CANNONBALL: Done in a cannonball position with arms
wrapped around knees.
COMBINATIONS: A combination is when two
or more moves are executed right after each other.
CRAB: Same as position and movement as
"Turtle" but legs are bent like a frog.
CRABWALK: Same position as crab but you
walk aroung in any direction.
CRAZY LEGS: Same thing as air swipes except more than
one. You do air swipes over and over without pausing in between.
CREW: Group of breakers.
CRICKETS: A spin performed almost identical to hand
glide, except weight is temporarily transfered to pushing hand, while spinning hand lifts off floor, rotated, and replaced
on floor. If done well, looks like continuous spinning motion.
DOUBLE 99: The same thing as a 2000(one
hand 99), but when your about to fall off your one hand, switch hands, kick your legs to gain speed and continue to do a 2000(one
hand 99), on each hand over and over without coming down.
DOWNROCK: A rythmic weaving of legs and feet in a continuous
circular low around the axis of the hand that is carrying the dancers weight. Usually combined with freezes or hesitations,
and is followed by other moves.
EGGBEATERS: Windmills with hands high
on the hips.
ELBOW GLIDE: Same motion and postion as handspin except
spinning on elbow with hand on stomach.
FIST GLIDE: Same motion and position as
handspin except spinning on fist.
FLARE: Like a windmill in that your legs move around
in big circles in the air, but instead of moving on your shoulders, you put your weight on your hands.
FLOAT: Balancing on your hands with your
body horizontal except for legs which are usually bent to help balance.
FOOTWORK: Same as "Downrock".
FRONT FLIP: A flip forward down in the
air flipping yourself upside down and right side up again to your starting position.
GENIES: Windmills w/ your arms crossed over the chest.
GO DOWN: The action of a breaker engagin
in a battle with the possibility that he could get burned.
HALO: A windmill except instead of rolling
from shoulder to shoulder you spin on your head.
HAND GLIDE:The breaker is in the float position, except
with only one hand supporting. The other hand pushes so that the breaker spins around.
HEADSLIDE: A slide done inverted while
resting on your head.
HEADSPIN: You spin on your head. You use
your arms and legs to initiate the spin.
HELICOPTER: With one leg under and the other one outstreched,
the outstreched leg moves around in a circle on a horozontal plane while remaining straight, passing under the other leg and
going around in front.
HESITATIONS (FREEZE): A stop or freeze
in a circular motion of down rock.
HOLLOWBACK: A kind of pose, It is a handstand
with your legs bent towards your back.
KIP-UP: Rising from flat on your back
to your feet by rolling backward and kicking feet in the air, upper body follows and land back onto feet.
LOCKING: A kind of freestyle involving a lot of complex
weaving arm movements.
MUNCHMILLS: The same thing as a windmill except you
keep your legs all the way crossed and folded.
KNEE SPIN: All weight is
balanced on the knee touching the floor. The other leg is raised in altitude. Spin is intitiated through a push off with hands.
Speed is increase after the flow of motion is established by pulling the hind leg into the body.
NECKMOVE: Only one turn in a windmill.
NUTCRACKERS: Windmills w/ hands covering your crotch
PERFECTIONS: A breakers best move.
POPLOCK: The dancer uses strict controlled "pops" of
their body parts to give the illusion of a constant waving motion. Also the dancer move their feet in certain ways to give
the illusion that they're floating.
ROUTINES: Connected and/or executed movements done
by several dancers together.
RUBBER BAND: The breaker kip-ups and falls onto their
back to kip-up again repeatedly.
SCRAMBLE: Same as "downrock".
SLIDES: Pulling yourself across the floor. The name
of the slide tells what part of the body you are sliding on.
SPIDER: Both thighs are placed behind the breakers
back, knees are on top of the shoulders at ears, calves are in front. Weight is balanced on either hands, feet, or a combination
STREET DANCER: Overall term refferring to break, boogie,
and freestyle dancers.
SUICIDE: The breaker does a front flip and lands flat
onto back without hurting himself.
SUMOS: Windmills grabbing your knees.
SUPERMANS: Windmills on your chest and arms reaching
out to the front.
SWIRLS: Similer to the handglide, except you spin on
your forearm, not hand.
T-FLARE: Same as flare but with legs together.
TOMBSTONES: Legs closed and body in an "L" position.
No hands are used.
TOPROCK: Your basic upright footwork. Can be based
on many different influences and is different in each individual. Often is used as the lead in a sequence of movements, and
as fill between sets of downrocking and power moves to give yourself a chance to recover before continuing.
TURTLE: A complete spin of the body performed in the
float position. Spinning is accomplished by shifting weight from one arm to another, and placing hand without body weight
on it progressively in a circle, then the same with the other hand.
TWO LEGGED APPLEJACKS: Same as Applejacks, except instead
of kicking up one leg, you kick both.
UFO: A spin similer to the turtle, except body is upright,
in a crouch, arms are straight, and knees to outside of arms, and legs not touching ground.
UPROCK (BROOKLYN ROCK, BATTLE ROCK): A
dancing fight, in which the dancers are very close but do not actually touch. It looks like a kung fu battle, but with more
continues movement and more rhythm.
WACKED or WACK: When someone performs a move incorrectly.
WINDMILL: The breaker rolls from shoulder
to shoulder, spinning the legs around in the air continuosly.
WORM: The breaker lies on stomach and creates a wave
moving from front to back so as to look like a worm crawling.