The first thing you need to know about hip-hop: It's all about your posture

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Dina, showing us what makes "it" look like hip-hop.
​Did you know that hip-hop is a lifestyle? Did you know that Dina--who looks like she could be your mom, your swim coach, even your dental hygienist--holds the secret to this hip-hop lifestyle? It's simple, really. You just have to know how to pop, look relaxed, and point. She's into pointing, because, well, she likes to point, but pointing is also is part of the intricate movements of hip-hop. So is attitude, and Dina no doubt has a lot of that.

But it isn't just that Dina is trying to educate us on how to "dance hip-hop" that is so disturbing--it is her weird desire to align with the hip-hop community over things like baggy-pants discrimination at clubs. She also discusses the fact that while growing up, her mother didn't understand that her slouchy posture. Luckily, as Dina shows us, slouchy posture is key to being a successful hip-hop dancer, so it works out for the best. 

Beyond really feeling hip-hip from the personal standpoint of a dance teacher (who we're guessing lives somewhere in the South) Dina grapples for a few moments with the dance's, er, lifestyle's own mortality. "What is she going to do when hip-hop goes out?" haters ask. You see, for Dina, hip-hop is her. It is who she is. It is a lifestyle. This is it. Peace, we're out.

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This is so wrong on so many levels. I'm embarrassed for this woman and offended at the same time since I've be "livin" the culture, Street Dancing and B-Boyin since 1981.

How ignorant to take a few classes and BAMthat's's you... Just...<sigh></sigh>


So incredible. Imma have to sample some of this...

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