In each issue of steps we feature a new genre that will be featured in Dance Parade. This time we highlight “Litefeet”
Litefeet also referred to as “getting lite” is a type of street dance / vernacular dance that emerged from Harlem and the Bronx, New York in the early 2000s.
Litefeet incorporates moves from the Harlem shake is commonly incorporated into Litefeet, as is the “Chicken Noodle Soup, the Tone Whop, or Toe Wop, and the Aunt Jackie. Moves often include; footwork, popping, shuffling, hat tricks, and shoe tricks.
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: WAFFLE, Brotherhood, 2Real Boyz, Team Rocket, Demon, Bwreckfast Club and dancer Chrybaby Cozie.
Litefeet is also the name of the music played along with the dance, often fast-paced 100-BPM rap beats and drum kits. HANN, M-Lyve, Kid the Wiz, Fliqht, BSN, Faro, AG the Voice of Harlem, DJ Webstar, and Young B are some well-known Litefeet music producers.
According to Daniel Chrybaby Cozie Holloway, Chief Executive Officer at Litefeet Nation and CEO of THE BREAKFAST CLUB, litefeet is a hip hop freestyle genre from Harlem New York City that was created out of several party dances like the “Harlem Shake:”
“Chicken Noodle Soup,”
and “Bad One”
Anthony Glover is credited as the creator and energy behind the dance. Litefeet has several components, one being the “Lock In:”
This is a climactic way of sealing your moves as your completing your freestyle.
Chrybaby Cozie is an entertainer from Harlem NewYork. He is one of the forefathers of the freestyle dance called “litefeet.” He has 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 and Juelz Santana “Dancing On Me,” to name a few.
Chry Baby talks Litefeet:
Moxie 1973 – DANCE OFF Chrybaby Cozie & LITE FEET NATION
The Official Litefeet Nation Video – Part 1
• SPACEMAN – CEO, TEAMDEMON
• MR. YOUTUBE – CEO, BROTHERHOOD
• SYLENCER – CEO, TEAMROCKETZ; BREAKFASTCLUB
• SWAGGER – BROTHERHOOD
• ESOLO – TEAMROCKETZ; BREAKFASTCLUB
• REDROBYN – TEAMROCKETZ
• FLIIBOOGIE – FLIIFAM; BREAKFASECLUB
• BEL-AIR – TEAMDEMON
• TOPVILLAN – TEAMDEMON
• CHRYBABY COZIE – CEO, LITEFEET NATION; BROTHERHOOD; BREAKFASTCLUB
• KIDZOOM – LYVETYME, PRESIDENT; BREAKFASTCLUB
• STICKSLIVE – TEAM DEMON
• GINGERSPACE – BROTHERHOOD
• PARIS – TEAMROCKETZ
Article Sources: Wikipedia & Chry Baby; Photography credits: Litefeet Nation