Mumbai Hip-Hop Street Dance Scene Challenges City's Old Order (VIDEO)

07/25/2011 04:08 pm ET | Updated Sep 24, 2011

Once it was Bollywood that reigned the clubs of Mumbai -- now it is hip-hop.

Street dance rehearsal groups are springing up all across the city, challenging the old order in the city. But for many kids, dance class is far from mere entertainment, it's the only class they've ever known.

"Most of the boys here can't afford education, so they come here to learn dance, hoping they can earn a living," hip-hop dancer Suresh Mukund explains to the BBC.

Will hip-hop an agent for change in a "re-born" India? Watch BBC's full report here:

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