How has hip-hop dancing affected the millennial generation? Hip-hop dance, and the culture which surrounds the style, is precedential in the realm of history, as well as historiography. Dance has made a constant appearance in American history from the Charleston in the 1920s to the modern dance shows on television today. Hip-hop creates new challenges to history as it is still continuing to mold into new forms and affect today’s culture. Dancing is an activity that will always be around. It will never stop being a creative outlet for those that understand its strength and affect. Because hip-hop dancing is associated with the Millennial generation, it follows the guidelines that create the Millennial generation. Both, hip-hop and the Millennials, are accepting and creative. Hip-hop dancing breaking social and racial barriers is something that is happening now. My research has shown that there is not a lot of information on this topic, therefore I can add and share my personal experiences to help make the history of dance stronger.
Marah Walker will graduate spring 2015 with bachelor’s degrees in business management and history. Marah enjoys dancing, going to Supercross races, traveling, and photography. She has been involved in dance classes for 18 years and has been teaching dance for five years. Marah has also done volunteer work at the Dennison Depot in Dennison, Ohio.