Today, breakdancing is a popular modern dance routine performed around the world -- either as a friendly competition between "crews" out in the streets or parks, dance events between groups, and of course, international competition sponsored by big names in the industry. History If you study dancing history then you will see that breakdancing is nowhere to be found in the records. The four basic moves are the toprock, which are foot movements done while the dancer is standing up, downrock, which are foot movements done while the dancer is down on the floor while using his hands to support his entire weight, freezes, which are poses done by the dancer on his hands, and power moves, which are basically acrobatic moves that are fairly difficult to perform. Hence, partner dances have become an integral core of this art form and might even have deep spiritual, cultural, or social meaning, depending on which particular part of the world it originated. In the case of partner dancing, two individuals perform coordinated dance choreography. However, there are some dance forms that require each partner to perform individually. Old-Folk Irish Dance The Irish social dance can be easily described as the Ireland's folk dance known as the "Ceili" -- a combination of Irish music and dancing during social gatherings. This can be performed solo or in combinations. In social events, the "Ceili" is often performed in 2 lines where dancers face each other, circular formation, quadrilles, or the long-line formation up to 16 dancers. However, that did not stop this particular dancing style from evolving until the public has learned to accept it, not just as a style of dance but as a sport, as well. The ban was officially lifted in the 1930s due to a successful defense posed by Reis Machado that was able to convinced the authority of Capoeira's cultural value. The traditional dance steps of jazz evolved to adapt to different dance styles in the 1950's, namely Boogie, Swing, Jitterbug, Cakewalk, Lindy Hop, and other popular dances in the mid 19th century. Modern jazz dance evolved nearing the 20th century when performers has taken their art to the theatrical industry.