Toprock is what a breakdancer does before he or she actually gets down and shows off his personally-styled moves like windmills, six-steps, headspins, 1990's, flares, poses, etc. in his "downrock". Toprock basically looks like a sophisticated type of skipping around.

The purpose of toprock is to clear out the dance floor or ground of people. Other purposes of the toprock are: to warm up and to "step to" another breakdancer which is called uprock. To step to means to challenge one to a breakdancing war. Uprock moves resemble "stealing" the opponent's face, ripping off his/her arms, and cutting off his testicles or her breasts.

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