Hip Hop is actually one of the Elements ( next to Rap, MCing, DJing, and Graffiti) in the Hiphop Culture. As a dance style it started off from Breakin ́ in the Bronx NYC and evolved ever since. To understand where hiphop comes from you should be aware that „hip“ means cool and hop means „party“. One used to say „lets go to the hop“. In other terms: its a party dance.Nowadays when we talk about HipHop Dance we mainly mean Party aka Social Steps, New Jack swing, Hype known as „Old School“ danced to HipHop music (which again finds its origin in Rap and breakbeats. Note: the music has evolved as has the dance)In present times there is a huge range of hip hop styles which all can be categorized in Old school, Middle School and New School.