In breakdancing, toprock is foot movement performed while standing, serving as the opening display of style, and as a warm-up for transitions into the more acrobatic maneuvers of downrock.[1][2] It allows the dancer to demonstrate coordination, flexibility, rhythm, and style. Breakers may devote considerable time to developing their toprock, which may include elements of salsa, Lindy Hop, Liquid dancing and the Robot. Common toprock steps include the Indian step, Bronx step, Charlie rock, hip twist, kick step and side step. [2]


  1. ^ "Breakdancing/B-boying/Breaking". HistoryofHipHop. 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2021-10-19.
  2. ^ a b "Top Rock | The Breaks, a breaking encyclopedia". Retrieved 2021-10-19.

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