Definitions

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  • n. A free, expressive and energetic style of hip-hop dancing.

Etymologies

Perhaps from clown dancing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So You Think You Can Dance ($250,000 prize, plus a national tour and an appearance on the Oscars) by "krumping" - a style of street dance.

    Philly.com - Latest Videos

  • Dance styles included contemporary, hip-hop, ballroom, salsa, rumba, quickstep, jive and street styles such as krumping and popping.

    RGJ.com - Latest News

  • I took the clown twist to another level and I created a clown movement, Tommy and the Hip Hop Clowns that grew into the evolvement of krumping which is credited with Little C, the creator, and Miss Prissy Tie Dyes (ph), just like they took the style as being my crew and it worked -- what we used to do as far as going out to parties is taking it where they went and take it to these homes where if the kids can go to parties they can do the dancing at home ...

    CNN Transcript Jul 2, 2005

  • "krumping" sequence, the show's directors seem determined to hide their considerable physical flair.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Dance off's are not limited to break dance or krumping; nowadays, even ballet dance off's are making their debuts.

    Nutcracker Dance Off Hosted By Sarah Jessica Parker, Vote For Your Favorite

  • Comfort's partner ... the poor, pale and skinny schmoe ... he really was completely out of his depth with krumping.

    SYTYCD? Hmmmm...well...

  • When Kaylen began krumping on the dining room table, I decided my voyeurism had hit a point of diminishing returns.

    Fashionista

  • Krumping: I've seen some cool things done in krumping, but I'd rather not mess with it.

    Club Dance styles from the last half century.

  • MadonnaKonfesses: its no surprise that i love to dance and i first saw krumping with Aries, one of my dancers on my last tour (he is also in the documentary i made and in the video)

    The Untaming of the Shrew

  • We've gotten a potent dosage of clown dancing -- or krumping, as it's called -- in videos such as Missy Elliott's "I'm Really Hot" and the Black Eyed Peas "Hey Mama."

    Boing Boing: April 25, 2004 - May 1, 2004 Archives

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