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The Rock Dance, also known as Uprock, is a soulful and competitive street dance. It was developed in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn between 1967 and 1968 by two men: Rubberband Man and Apache. Uprock is danced in synchronization to the rhythms of Soul and Funk music and certain Rock songs. The dance consists of foot shuffles, spins, turns, "Freestyle" movements, along with sudden body movements called "jerks" and hand gestures called "burns" which are intended to imitate a fight against an opposing dancer. The dance involves two or more dancers who perform solo or as a team, dancing alternatively or simultaneously. This performance is called a "Battle". Uprockers or "Rockers" battle throughout the duration of a complete song - from the beginning to the end while in a line formation called the "Apache Line". The Apache Line allows two opposing dancers or Crews (dance groups) to face each other and execute their "burn" gestures towards one another. Although Uprockers sometimes...

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