B-boying is a popular style of street dance that was created and developed as part of hip-hop culture among African Americans, and later on Latino youths in New York City.
The dance consists of four primary elements: toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes/suicides.
It is danced to both hip hop and other genres of music that are often remixed to prolong the musical breaks. The musical selection for b-boying is not restricted to hip-hop music, as long as the tempo and beat pattern conditions are met.
A practitioner of this dance is called a b-boy, b-girl, or breaker.
These dancers often participate in battles, formal or informal dance competitions between two individuals or two crews. Although the term "breakdance" is frequently used, "b-boying" and "breaking" are preferred by the majority of the art forms pioneers and most notable practitioners