The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Breakdancing



Once you complete the Salsa Dancing hobby you will be able to complete this hobby using your teen or adult sims, to begin this hobby you need to buy the boom box from the promotions r us store for S5,000 and place it in one of your sims houses:


I cannot place the boom box, it says its locked/ limited item, what do I do? You will have this problem if you try and place it from the new items tab, look in your inventory instead to be able to place the boom box in one of your sims houses.

The 7 day time limit will begin as soon as you complete the salsa dancing hobby, if you complete the breakdancing hobby in the time limit you will unlock the DJ booth:

Your teen or adult sim needs to click on the boom box and select one of the options:

  • Quick Break- 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Long Break- 10 hours  30 minutes

NOTE: the first time you complete this hobby you can only buy one boom box so only one sim can complete this hobby but you can send another sim to a neighbours town to complete this hobby (if they have a boom box) after the first time as many sims as you want can complete this hobby as you can buy as many boom boxes as you want

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the breakdancing collectibles. Every time your sims complete one of the options above their breakdancing hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once they reach 100% they will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the breakdancing collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage for each option:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL 1 hour 30 minutes 10 hours 30 minutes
1-2 85% 330%
2-3 42% 165%
3-4 36% 141%
4-5 23% 89%
5-6 18% 70%

NOTE: it says 330% but you will start from 0% at level 2

The next table shows you for each level what breakdancing collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Biting Breaker Top Rock and Six Step are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Foundation Fanatic Helicopter and Baby Freeze are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Power Move Monster Hollowback and Air Chair are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Clean and Dope 2000s and Windwill are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Fresh Flava Headspin is now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Legendary Style Head Elbow Spinner, Air Flares and One-Handed Chair Flare are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby  (and they can do the shortest option to try and find the collectibles quicker!)

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed breakdancing collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection/restart breakdancing trophies’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles

If you complete this hobby in the time limit you will unlock the DJ Booth, you can find it in the electronics section and it costs S100,000! (far too expensive!) And a sim can’t even dance while another is DJing

The rewards for completing this collection are the breakdancing themed items and 5 LP:

  • The first time you complete this collection you unlock the breakdancing themed items (even if you don’t manage to complete in the time limit) it seems to just be lights, wallpaper and flooring:

I was hoping for some breakdancing outfits!

  • From the second time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 5LP

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here

Related Hobby: Salsa Dancing


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87 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Breakdancing

  1. Not about post:

    So my simtracker button disappeared and I can`t get it back. Do you know a way I can get it back?

  2. For the salsa dancing hobby, how do you get to the villa? My sim was sent home and no other sim was there.

    ~ Jessica

    • You can’t get to the villa for the hobby, once you have completed the quest you can no longer access the villa- unless you complete the hobby in the 7 day time limit and buy one for your own town.

  3. My Salsa quest suddenly switched to the ghost hunter quest and when I finished that, it went to the Seniors quest. The Sim from the future wants to go to the snow park, but my game hasn’t let me build anything since refusing the high school. It keeps saying I can’t build because “Stable” is already being built in Sim Town. I have no idea what it’s talking about. This is a timed quest. I would like to be able to finish it. Help,!!!

    • If your game is saying you can’t build because the stable is being built, go back to you stable and click on it. Usually it means that you started building it but if you didn’t click on it when it was done it won’t fully complete building

  4. How do I get access to this quests? I see the “overview” advert that says “get started” but don’t see any way to do that? I have rebooted the game. Uploaded/saved data to the cloud and deleted/reinstalled the game..I can’t see to find it. (In the “active tasks” section, I only see the weekly and neighbor options..) What am I doing wrong, where should I look?

    thanks in advance.

    • what quest? the post you are commenting on is a hobby.
      Are you taking about the a dance to remember quest? that unlocks the salsa dancing and this hobby? To start that you need to go to the park and click on the dancers.

  5. I have been growing weary of all the back to back timed quests and hobbies since the magic one, but I wanted the villas unlocked, so I finally gave up and used 6LP’s on a lucky spin for the salsa hobby and got lucky the first try! (whew). I am also unimpressed with the prize on the breakdancing hobby. I’ll complete it, but not within the time limit unless I do it on my own. I wanted to thank you so much for the advice on earning LP’s though! Very helpful, I have most of my sims working on hobbies and it’s really paying off! Your blog is an awesome resource!

  6. Just thought I’d point out that the Breakdancing themed pack also includes new flooring and wallpaper. Also thanks so much for the frequent blog updates , without the foreknowledge of the dance to remember quest (growing pumpkins and hibernating) I wouldn’t have been able to finish the tasks early and unlock the rugs, so thanks!☺

  7. Please help me, I finished the dance quest and can’t find the villa. I’ve had houses on all my lots at one time so when I click on an empty lot the various house options don’t come up.b it’s not in the home store or my inventory. Please please help!

    Sent from my iPad


  8. Dear if we completed this quest not in 7days (i dont really want that dj table after you describe it as not worth it) will we still get the breakdance theme like floor and walls design? Thank you

  9. Do you use the sims game connected to your Facebook? Because I’ve looked at your town and some of the quests you have completed and posted you haven’t even built the place it talks about. I’m just confused as to how you are doing that?

    • Yes I have, but only my second game is connected to facebook
      My first game is the one where I have done the life dreams quest and the book of spells quest which I have completed but that game is connected to my game center- which is full so I can’t add anymore people.

  10. I can’t find the boombox anywhere. Not in the hobby center and not in any of the sections of the house store if you get what I’m saying. Am I missing something obvious? Thanks for all your hard work. It really helps.

  11. Umm, How Can You Start Doing The Breakdancing Hobby, Cause About A Week Ago I Finished The Salsa Dancing Hobby. The Adverts Come Up Of Breakdancing Then Says Get Started Now, But Whenever I Press ‘ Get Started Now ‘, It Just Goes Back To My Town?

  12. When I finished the dance to remember quest I selected ‘Not Now’ to the breakdancing hobby. Now I cannot find the boom box (it is not in Promotions R Us store) to be able to begin working towards the breakdancing hobby. I tried closing out the app and restarting a couple of times. Any suggestions?

  13. hi, your blog is REALLY helpfull! i just had a question. i saw at this post that you said that lucky spin isnt worth it? what is the “lucky spin” ???
    where i find it???

    • lucky spin is where you use LPs to find an item
      If you look at the hobby collection you will see the LP symbol next to each row, if you click that it will give you a random item in that row

  14. The DJ booth is is really not worth it. You already have one when you build the Sims night club and while your Sim is Dj’ing you can have your other Sims dance. The best part is that while your Sims are dancing they are socializing at the same time. A fast and good way to keep their friendships up.

  15. Is there ANY benefit to completing the breakdancing hobby within 7 days? I’m just wondering why they bothered putting a limit on it if you get the same items at the same cost (nothing free) whether you finish in 7 days or 17 days. I was actually considering using LP’s for this. I have 1 day left and 3 trophies remaining. But what I am taking from what you wrote is that there is no benefit at all to finishing on time.

  16. For 4 days now I have had all the trophies except the very last one. For some reason it’s not giving me the last trophy. Could this be a glitch or extremely bad luck?

    • I am in the same boat. Have used way too many LPs, including lucky spins and just get the same stupid trophies even though she has been at 100% skill for 5 days. I have literally had one chick doing Quick Break dang near constantly and for 4 days now trying to get the One last trophy. Same for salsa quest. I must have really bad luck, the salsa quest kept getting same trophies over and over; I didn’t stand a chance to finish in time. Whatevs. I want my LPs back! Ha

      • I did the same and didn’t finish in time. I had one left. I hate to lose anything, but I think I can live without that prize lol. The nightclub is an awesome alternative 🙂

    • Same boat for me, too. I’m so pleased you think the reward isn’t worth it – now I’m not fussed on doing it within 7 days. I never have any luck with these timed hobbies.

    • It seems like I am stuck in the same place as you, and its been WEEKS for me! The last one: bottom row on the right?! I hope you have succeeded by now!

  17. You should figure out a way to connect the one you use constantly to your Facebook I wish I could see your town as a reference to what it should like in higher levels and I don’t even have an iPhone so I don’t even know what a game center is..

  18. Thanks for your wonderful blog. Like Rebecca I have been waiting days to get the last breakdancing trophies. I was down needing 2 about 3 days before the end if the “get DJ booth” time. Now a day over and finally got one of the 2 I still needed.
    Thanks for the comments about the “lousy” DJ booth prize, it meant I wasn’t upset when the deadline passed….. Now if only my Sim can get that last trophy!

  19. I just wasted 6 LPs on this quest just to get a trophy. Good thing I have read this before proceeding into using another spin in order to complete the last set. The booth is freaking expensive. I’d rather build a night club than this. Thank you very much for the enlightenment! 🙂

  20. I was hoping for breakdancing clothes too! I wanted to dress my Sim in the outfit he puts on when he breakdances. Oh well. Thanks again for your always helpful posts!

  21. I just finished the dance to remember quest, but now I can’t find the breakdancing boombox at careers r us to start the breakdancing quest.

  22. Sim is 100% since 3 days (I have one day remaining), I need 3 more trophies and last 3 days I didn’t get a single new trophy. Very, very frustrating…

    • I needed one more piece when the deadline passed… First attempt after THE deadline… Yes… i got the piece. I don’t believe in bad luck… EA doesn’t like me because i don’t spend money…

  23. I am doing the breakdancing quest and got the boom box. Do I need to purchase the breakdancing mats also? Can’t find a reference to them here.
    Keep up the good work young lady. –

  24. If you can find a neighbor who has unlocked the breakdancing hobby, you can have a second sim do it in their town. Doubles your chances of finishing the hobby on time.

  25. The lucky spin never works!!! I did a cloud save before I used it, and I have one medal left for this hobby. Every time I don’t get the medal I need, I reset the game then go to the cloud save. I keep doing the spin but it lands on the other two medals of Level 4 everytime and it’s really annoying.

  26. I didn’t complete the salsa dancing hobby within the time limit so was unable to unlock the Spanish villa. Long shot but is there ANY way to unlock it after the quest is finished or any chance of the villa coming up again in future do you think?

  27. It tells me I need to do the cheer on task for the juke box but it won’t let me my sims say no and won’t do it. I don’t know what to do the dancers are in the park and not clickable and I re did the ratings at the table task and still nothing. I’m running out of time.. Help!

  28. Okay, so like I can’t find the breakdancing outfits. They said it would be available as soon as I finish the hobby and I did. I can’t find them.

  29. I completed the salsa dancing quest and unlocked the Hobby but am unable to do the hobby because i can’t find the jukebox! When i go to promotions r us, it says I can’t have more than one jukebox per simtown. But don’t have it anywhere! Not in my inventory or any homes. I thought it meant the one at the villa, but after reading these comments…I can’t go back to the villa since i completed the quest. Please help!

  30. I am looking for a neighbor who has the breakdancing boombox! I have one, it’s in my Latin Villa. My Game Center ID: msdmso

  31. I don’t have a boom box, even though I finished the salsa quest (not in time, I missed out on the villa) I have a teen now, and a breakdancing mat, but no boombox so he can’t dance!!! What other hobby can he do? I don’t have a snow park yet, I just built the high school. Also, where can I get the boom box?

  32. I’m glad I read this, the salsa hobby all but drove me nuts trying to collect all the trophies in time. Had to use a LOT of Lps on the lucky spin otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to complete it in time.
    This one, however, is much harder. Been trying to collect trophies for 4 days and I just keep getting the same 3 all the time.
    I’ve almost unlocked all the levels yet I’m getting nowhere.
    I definitely don’t want to waste Lps this time and I’m glad you don’t think the prize is worth stressing over so I’ll just relax and not worry about the time limit.
    Thanks for the tips, you’ve made playing this game a lot easier.

  33. The first time through Breakdancing, do you have to do the 10 hour break? I’m having trouble getting 4 of the last trophies (3rd and 4th level ones) and wondering if doing a few 10 hour breaks will help.

    • When you are trying to level up you should do the longest option as you will level up quicker then you can just do the short option to find all of them, there is no need to do the long option when you have a sim at level 6.

      • OK thanks for tip. I’m at Level 6 already so I guess I’ll just keep at it with the short breaks. I already missed the booth but it sounds like it’s not a big loss.

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