Turfin, Jerkin, Pop Lockin, Going Dumb, Gettin Hyphy

January 17th, 2011 by Heywood

Stemming from the 1980s break dance movement, Northern California has pioneered a number of offshoot dance styles, including turfin, which stems from the acronym TURF: Tearin Up Room on the Floor. Shout to the Turf Feinz from my hometown of Oakland, CA, who I recently saw perform at White Collar Brawler.

Check out TF’s remarkably elegant video for a style of dance that’s as much street-inspired as it is linked to guys like Michael Jackson and even traditional dance like ballet:

(via The Barron)

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