THE ART OF EXPRESSION "LITEFEET"

Voice of Harlem "No Music"

AG The Voice of Harlem

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Litefeet is a dance that was born in Harlem and the Bronx in the mid-’2000s and is part of a family tree that includes the real Harlem Shake, the Chicken Noodle Soup, Tone Wop and the Rev up.

The creators of this art form are Mr. YouTube and Chrybaby Cozie.

Mr. YouTube and Chrybaby Cozie met in 2005 at a basketball game in Harlem. As an announcer chanted “Get the light feet going, get the light,” a dance genre — arguably the first to come from our streets since break-dancing — was born. 

 

Both Creators were given their name by AG the voice of Harlem a basketball contaminator which used to announce  to the basketball players  ( Get the light feet going or get light ) and thats how this art form was born in 2006 arguably the first to come from the streets since break-dancing — was born.

Dancers often perform as Showtime on Subways in New York City, and at Union Square. The dance has been embraced as a symbol of the urban musical social scene of Harlem.

Well-known teams include: W.A.F.F.L.E. (We Are Family For Life, Ent.) which was the first crew to showcase lite feet on the subways of New York city.  LiteFeet is a street dance style that has been greatly influenced by the culture of NYC and has inherited several commonly known dance moves such as the Harlem Shake, the Tone Whop, and the Aunt Jackie. LiteFeet has become a defining New York style that today is a critical part of street dance culture.

 

“It was a dance of the community,” one early adopter, SpaceMan King of Spank FantasticBoyz, says today. Whereas break-dancing is about getting down on the floor, litefeet is all jumps and fast floaty footwork performed to dance music and chants.

Over the last few years it has been adopted and adapted city-wide, and there are Litefeet outposts in Connecticut, Virginia and Florida. It’s spread internationally by its Fundamentals being showcased in Peru by Lesley Feliziano and then Japan Tokyo being the first city outside US to absorb the litefeet culture by the XYZ Boyz then followed other cities and nations such as London, Paris and many more. 

Litefeet is also the name of the music played along with the dance, often fast-paced 100-BPM rap beats and drum kits. HANNM-LyveKid the WizFliqht, BSN, Faro, AG the Voice of Harlem, DJ Webstar, and Young B are some well-known Litefeet music producers.

Its most visible promoter has been Goofy, leader of the WaffleNYC crew, who turned litefeet into “It’s Showtime!” on the subway. Joyful to some commuters, irritating to others, it now gets performers arrested. But the creators have moved on: Goofy has been dancing in ads in Europe, and Mr. YouTube runs NYCHA-funded classes, wearing shirts and hats from his four sponsors. 

5000

TONE WOP

The expansion of litefeet also took place when Dcole a know videographer from NY approcahed Chrybaby & Mr. Youtube and asked them to be part of a concept which he created. It consisted of going to different neighborhoods and film dancer doing lite feet called "Dance Or Go Home" Where Mr Youtube hosted Volume 1 and Volume 2.In 2008 thats when the Litefeet culutre started establishing itself more and shaped the art form when DCole organised a battle event called Dark Wars which attracted dancer from all over to come and compete, thats where the Train performance culture was born majority of the dancers didn't have money to pay entry fee to battle or even get there so they used to jump the barriers and start busking on the train by dancing.DCOLE created a Youtube where Litefeet was captured and documented by the name of DCole47 this helped the culture reach out to larger audience in the country and internationally. DCOLE also had a big influence in created the Litefeet music genre with music producers called LIL SNS recognized like the Kool herc of Hip Hop but In LiteFeet he created a new Flava to Litefeet and included movement names in the songs so dancers where able to translate and took and pushed the litefeet beats to a new level.


 

DANCE OR GO HOME

DARK WARS

SHOWTIME!!

THE LITEFEET PIONEERS

CHRYBABY COZIE

Chrybaby Cozie is a dancer From Harlem NY. He is one of the forefathers of freestyle dance "liteFeet" and one of the first elite dancer of harlem part of AG The voice of Harlem dancers called Team Litefeet. He's also been featured in Hip Hop videos Such as DJ Webstar "Chicken Noodle Soup", Jason Fox "Aunt Jackie" , Chris Brown "Kiss Kiss", Ron Brows. Ft. Jim Jones & Juelz Santana "Pop Champagne, & DJ webstar ft Jim Jones & Juelz Santana "Dancing On Me" to name a few. He Started dancing at the age of 5 , being born in the late 80's his influence is pure hip hop and soul". Although chrybaby has never had any professional training in dance , street dance is what brought his persona to life. he has been teaching litefeet/hip hop for  years now and sharing the Lite Feet culture world. Over the years now chrybaby has been cultivating "litefeet" with nyc youth, he created a crew/org Called the Breakfast Club E.A.T.(Earning All together) in 2005. BC is an engine & hub for talented youth, a plateau to promote themselves in a positive light. less.


 

MR. YOUTUBE

Swiss aka Mr. Youtube is dancer from the Bronx NY. He is one of the forefathers of freestyle dance "liteFeet" and one of the first elite dancer from harlem part of AG The voice of Harlem dancers called Team Litefeet Swiss was the first member outside harlem to join the team. Mr.Youtube and Chrybaby together are forefathers of the Litefeet Movement and creators of the dance moves used. Both are founders of Brotherhood which was established in 2007. Mr Youtube started late in his teens to dance and being in a neighborhood such as in the Bronx Litefeet helped me and saved him. He seems litefeet as Life and a career as it has provided him with experience and also got to visit places and provide him with an income.Since the start of the new dance style Mr.Youtube has traveled and taught and shared his experience with many. 

NEXT SCHOOL DICTIONARY

A Interview by Buddah Stretch Elite Force/MopTop about the history of NYC new dance style called LiteFeet. 

Is a about the creators and their journey creating Litefeet  in NYC during the mid 2000's. In their words, they describe how it all started, why they dance, how they dance, and what it means.

Featured Dancers Mr. Youtube & Chrybaby Cozie

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

The chicken noodle soup, performed* by Mr. YouTube, was the first litefeet dance move to go mainstream with the song “Chicken Noodle Soup.”

TONE WOP SHUFFLE

The tone wop foot shuffle is the founding litefeet dance move.

BAD ONE

The bad one, another founding litefeet move used in every routine, was first popularized in the song “5000.” Most dancers develop their own take on the move. This is Kidd Patt’s version, which he calls the “Evil Knievel.”​

REV-UP

A combination of the tone wop and chicken noodle soup, the rev up, performed here by Chrybaby Cozie, is the first move performed in every litefeet routine.

HARLEM SHAKE

The Harlem shake, another dance born on the streets of uptown New York, is often used and iterated on in litefeet routines. Here it’s performed by SpaceMan.

HAT TRICKS

One of the main ways lite feet differs from break-dancing is its use of prop tricks, one of the first of which was dancing with a baseball hat.

SHOE TRICKS

The Adidas Superstar is the iconic litefeet shoe because of the way dancers like Goofy are able to bounce them off of their rubber shell toe.

POLE MOVES

Pole moves were first invented when Goofy and his WaffleNYC dance crew took litefeet into the subways.

LOCK-IN

Each litefeet dance ends with a lock-in, which emphatically announces the conclusion of the routine, like an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence, and invites the audience to react.

THE LITEFEET DANCERS....

DANIEL HOLLAWAY

   "CHRYBABY COZIE"

KIDD PATT

JOHN O

SWISS AKA MR.YOUTUBE

GOOFY

SAPCEMAN KING OF SPANK

      

RANDY VARGAS

KID THE WIZ

AND MANY MORE.....

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