Details: This poster shows a breakdancer in a pose on one hand. He is in front of a blue boombox. In the background are three more b-boys. At the top it says "Sprayground".
A b-boy or break-boy is a male dancer who practices breaking or b-boying, the original hip-hop dance style. Equal terms for this are b-girl, to refer to a female who practices breaking, and breaker which is gender neutral. Breaking or b-boying, commonly called breakdancing, is a style of dance that evolved as part of hip-hop culture among Black and Latino American youths in the South Bronx during the 1970s. It is danced to both hip-hop and other genres of music that are often remixed to prolong the musical breaks. Though widespread, the term "breakdancing" is looked down upon by those immersed in hip-hop culture. This is because the word "breakdance" is a term created by the media to describe what was called breaking or b-boying in the street. The majority of the art form’s pioneers and most notable practitioners refer to it as breaking or b-boying.