Threading .

Thread, move, passage of part of the body through an opening also created with the body.

  1. History
  2. References


Threads entered breaking in the early 1980s. The name analogizes the moves to threading a needle. The earliest threads were arm threads, which were influenced by popping . An early example of a thread unique to breaking is the threaded track developed by Mr. Wiggles in 1982 or 1983 . Increasingly elaborate threads were being done in Europe by 1985 , and around this time breakers such as Nico, Freeze, Storm, and Swift developed threads in their footwork. In the late 1980s, a "leg hop" thread was popularized by hip hop dancers such as Kid 'N Play, Big Daddy Kane's dancers Scoob and Scrap, and Maestro's dancers , although the move predated these dancers .

Threading evolved rapidly in the 1990s, particularly in Toronto and California, influenced by a combination of Mr. Wiggles' style, Europeans' footwork, and the "leg hop" thread . Some important contributors to threading from this time period include Amigo, Benzo, Crumbs, Deadly Mike, Dyzee, Fever One, Gadget, Gizmo, Jayrawk, Lego, and Megus .