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#BBCtrending: Subway dancers keep moving despite New York ban

Litefeet is a style of street dancing that grew out of hip-hop. It's performed across New York City by dance teams - many of whom perform on the city's subway for donations.

The best teams can acquire a world-wide following on social media, but the city is cracking down on subway performers, who often run afoul of public safety and solicitation laws.

The New York City Police department arrested 358 dancers in 2014. The last figures available show 36 arrests in January 2015, a 42% increase compared to the same month last year.

One group, LyveTyme, spoke to the BBC about why they keep dancing despite the risk of arrest.

Video journalist: Anna Bressanin

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  • 06 Apr 2015
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