1968: Around this time a brotha by the name of "rubber band" along with another brotha by the name of "apache" , both from brooklyn, took a popular new york city gang dance and brought it to the nyc discos and thus was born the dance we know today as "uprockin", "rockin", and because of how brooklyn would master this dance, we would later call it "the brooklyn rock"
1970: Don Campbellock a trade technical college student accidentally stumbles across creating a dance called "campbellocking" which will eventually be featured on soul train and take the world by storm.
1972: Jimmy castor bunch release a bboy anthem "it's just begun" (rca) and rufus thomas releases "do the funky penguin" (stax)
1973: Around this time young dancers would hit the parties that kool herc was playing at and the music that herc played inspired these young cats to do moves that would lay the foundation for hip hop dance. herc seeing these young dancers would eventually call them "bboys" (as well as people who would show up to jams and break sh&t up) which would later be interpreted as break boys, beat boys, or bronx boys.
1977: The famed "rock steady crew" was formed by original members "jojo" and "jimmy dee"
1977: Around this time a pioneering group from which a brotha by the name of" boogaloo sam" (who created the dance called poppin as we know it today with it's roots in the west coast funk styles that came before them ) along with members tickin will, scarecrow scally, creepin cid, popin pete, twisti flex don, puppet boozer, robot dane, skeeter rabbit, and many others, they formed the group "the electric boogaloos" (note: also...poppin is referred to as the continuous flexing of the muscles to the beat...not waving, tutting, botting, filmore, strutting, sacing, or other styles that sam and the eb's did not create)
1978: "breakin/ bboyin" begins to die down in the bronx and manhattan ghettos.
1978: around this time "the electric boogaloos" would do a performance on "soul train" that would explode all over the world, where even a young michael jackson would even ask them to teach him.
1981: the famous battle rock steady crew -vs- dynamic rockers at lincoln center, which was covered by "national geographic" this battle helped bring bboyin to the mainstream.
1982: Rock Steady Crew split up into two groups, one half went on to film the famous scenes in the movie flash dance, which actually aired in 1984, while the other half went on to film scenes in a movie called "portfolio" featuring the world renown puerto rican fashion artist "antonio lopez" that was later shelved
1984: The movie "Breakin" was released wich featured an all west coast line up. staring shabadoo, boogaloo shrimp, it also featured popin pete, pop n taco, ice t, and many others.
1990s-current: through this era, bboying was resurrected and has a large following within hip hop circles (often referred to most frequently within "underground hip hop") all around the u.s. and the world.