CONSTRUCTION OF TESTS FOR EVALUATING THE LEVEL OF HIP HOP PERFORMANCE

Vedrana Grčić, Alen Miletić, Biljana Kuzmanić

Street dance is a common term for different dance styles and techniques that arose in the USA's hip hop culture from the late 60's throughout early 2000's. A few studies were made regarding street dances, which makes the construction of tests for evaluating the level of performance in any street dance an original contribution to kinesiological sciences. The aim of this research was the construction of tests for evaluating the level of performance in Hip hop dance. 46 female dancers (12 – 25 years of age) participated in this study. Three tests were constructed (Brooklyn, Party Machine and Roger Rabbit) which were divided into seven fragments each. Evaluation scale for complex motor tasks was used. The data was collected by using a video camera. Three judges evaluated each fragment (starting position, body, head, shoulder, arm, leg position and rhythm) with scores from 0 to 2. Statistical analyses in all three tests showed high or good level of correlation between the judges. The tests were found to be reliable, with Cronbach's alpha values ranging from 0.88 to 0.95. A factor analysis results showed one significant factor with all three tests significantly projected. In conclusion, all three tests are reliable for evaluating the level of performance in hip hop dance.

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