Kim Devine School of Dance

Freestyle Dancing

Rock and Roll was a craze in the 1950’s, however after the decline of the Teddy Boy era the ’60s and ’70s appeared a little lost and excluded recognised forms of dancing.

Beat type movements stepping from one foot to the other seemed popular although it was interspersed with dances such as the Twist and Locomotion. In 1978 a film called Saturday Night Fever was released with actor John Travolta, who became a legend when he exploded onto our screens with disco fever. Dance classes in every corner of the globe boomed, and freestyle was born.

The first major Championship was held at the Cat’s Whiskers ballroom in London in 1978, and since then this genre has gone from strength to strength on every front incorporating street dance and hip hop under its banner.
This is one of the most popular genres with children.