I chose to do research on hip-hop dancing and culture in Hong Kong. I wanted to know the current status of hip-hop dancing, how it was before and gain an insight on its future. I had the great opportunity to interview some hip-hop teachers in Hong Kong and local dancers. With hip hop dancing there are many styles. There is the breaking, popping, locking, freestyle, new school, old school and mainstream routines. With all these different styles of hip-hop dance, I wanted to find out why people danced. I wanted to find out what hip-hop dancing means to them on an individual level. I was interested in finding out their inspirations, goals and views on hip-hop dance, in relation to Hong Kong. To make things clear when I say hip-hop dancing, I am referring to mainstream routines, breaking, popping, locking, freestyle, new school and old school dancing. .
I chose to do my project in hip-hop dancing because it has now become a big part of my life. I started to do hip-hop dancing very casually at my junior college with a few physical education courses. Last year at my home university, I joined the school's hip-hop dance team. That is when I fell in love with hip-hop dance. I have always loved hip-hop music and now I love the music and style of dance at the same time. I see dancing as a form of self-expression. I see it as something that reflects your personality and who you are. When I dance, I feel, as if I'm able to let go and dance freely as if nothing else matters. Moreover, I see hip-hop dancing as a way to communicate with the world, to show yourself who you are as an individual person. To me, hip-hop dancing is more than just a set of movments. It's is a way to communicate with people and it should be respected and honored. I feel it is exciting and inspiring. I can never get bored with it because there is always room to improve and new music to connect with. There will always be room for more beats, smoother moves, among other things.