Hip-hop was born in NYC but one crucial element, breakdancing, owes a lot to LA and the Bay.
A newer dance style, Turfin' -- from T.U.R.F or Taking Up Room on the Floor -- is straight out of Oakland. Local dancer, Alonzo 'Turf' Jones, even competed on America's Got Talent.
But even as hip-hop dancing has become mainstream, women have often been sidelined. KQED checked out a rare women-only dance battle.
Reporter: Andrew Stelzer
Video: Jeremy Raff