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Chicago Footwork: Music and Dance at a Whole New Speed

The fast-paced, energetic genre of music known as footwork came from a desire to speed things up. Born in the West and South Sides of Chicago, footwork emerged from hip-hop and juke music during the 1990s as local party goers encouraged DJs to speed up the music. Since then, it’s become a worldwide movement of producers and dancers. Renowned footwork DJ and producer RP BOO is considered the godfather of the genre. Let’s see if he can teach us a step or two.

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