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“Flashdance” was the first Hollywood feature film with breakdancing

"Flashdance" was the first Hollywood feature film with breakdancing

Flashdance, directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Jennifer Beals was the first Hollywood feature film with the hip-hop element, breakdancing. Rock Steady Crew was breakdancing in the 1983 movie and Crazy Legs (Richard Colón) did a lot of the dancing. Flashdance was directed by Adrian Lyne. Irene Cara, who sang the movie’s No. 1 theme song, included a song called “Breakdance” on her album What a Feelin‘. It reached No. 8 Crazy Legs did the backspin for Jennifer Beals at the end of the movie.