Breakdance Becomes an Olympic Sport – level 2

14-12-2020 15:00

Breakdancing is a form of street dance and it comes from the US. The African American community created breakdance in New York in the early 1970s. It quickly became very popular and during the 1980s, it started to go all over the world.

Now, officials announced that breakdance would become an Olympic sport and it would first appear at the Olympic games in Paris in 2024. The news made many break dancers very excited. An official report said that there were about a million break dancers in the world. Now, the breakdancing community will be a part of something even bigger.

Breakdance is not only about how strong you are. The judges at the Olympics will judge moves and spins, but they will also watch style, rhythm, and creativity.

Difficult words: breakdancing (the activity of breakdance), community (a group of people who have similar ideas or do similar things), spin (when somebody or something turns around quickly), creativity (when a person has new ideas and new ways of doing things).

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