He pops and locks to victory - Singapore Forums by SGClub.com
Singapore Forums by SGClub.com
Sitemap Contact Us FAQ Singapore Forums by SGClub.com
Home Photos Member List Register Mark Forums Read  
Go Back Home > Personal Interests > Miscellaneous Interests > Dance Forums » He pops and locks to victory

Why aren't you a member of SGClub.com yet??

» Join 130,000+ other members in chatting.
» Make lots of new friends here.
» Keep up-to-date with current events.
» Participate in Club outings.
» Download lots of Free Stuff!

Registration just takes 2mins and is absolutely free so join our community today!

I Want to Choose my Own Personal Nickname Now!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19th March 2010, 07:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of

 
*StarDust*'s Avatar
 
Posts: 67,882
Join Date: Oct 2007
Likes: 408
Liked 349 Times in 307 Posts
Gender:

He pops and locks to victory

He pops and locks to victory



By Vinna Yip


FOR nine years, he was trained in Latin and ballroom dancing.

Then last year, China scholar Zeng Jiayi, 18, decided to take up hip-hop dance lessons.

He had developed an interest in the genre from two years of watching hip-hop videos and mimicking the moves.

Earlier this month, the first-year Victoria Junior College (VJC) student took part in his first hip-hop dance competition and came out tops.

He was first in the hip-hop solo open category at the Lecco Danza International Dance Competition 2010 in Italy, beating older and more seasoned competitors.

His prize? A month of free lessons at the renowned Broadway Dance Centre in New York.

The Fujian-born student, who came here three years ago and is part of VJC's dance ensemble, has been taking part in Latin and ballroom dancing competitions since he took up dancing at the age of 9.

A few years ago, he started watching hip-hop videos on the Internet.

"I'd follow the popping and locking moves and try to copy the style, but I was neither here nor there," he recalled.

"I liked that I could automatically start doing small moves every time there was music playing."

The moves

Popping involves contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer's body. Locking involves freezing your body in a certain position.

Jiayi began attending proper lessons at a local dance school about a year ago.

"I realised I needed to have real foundation if I wanted to learn how to pop and lock properly," he said.

He was so intent on perfecting the moves that he would spend his holidays back in his home country practising at dance studios there.

But in Singapore, balancing his passion and studies was not easy.

"As a scholar, you can't just dance all the time. You have to maintain your grades or you'll lose your scholarship," he said.

Thankfully, his grades have not suffered.

Apart from the solo hip-hop category, he also took part in the group categories of contemporary dance and hip-hop with his VJC dance ensemble.

Rehearsals - six times a week and at least four hours daily after school - began only in mid-January, giving the team very little time to prepare for the event.

Jiayi was the only one in the ensemble who took part in three events.

He said: "I put in a lot of effort to choreograph the piece. Editing the music itself took 11/2 weeks."

One week before the competition, he was so stressed he almost pulled out.

He was pleasantly surprised with his win.

"I went in with no expectations; I just wanted to try my best," he said.

"I probably won because of my creativity, showmanship and a lot of luck."

His ensemble, which consists of 26 students, also did well. It emerged as overall champions at the competition.

The students won the first prize for a contemporary group piece and were first runner-up for a hip-hop group piece.

This is the second international dance competition the VJC dance ensemble has taken part in and their best showing so far.

The ensemble also obtained a gold award in last year's Singapore Youth Festival.

Source: http://news.asiaone.com/News/Educati...18-205402.html

Sponsors:
__________________
"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth". - 1 John 3:18
*StarDust* is offline  
Add to *StarDust*'s Reputation Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kylie Minogue OBE lets her hair down as she pops from palace to pub sgelite Music Zone 0 5th July 2008 06:03 AM
$1,000 pops out from DBS ATM even before amount is keyed in sychai SGClub Cafe 13 13th January 2008 05:06 PM
MUM LOCKS KIDS ALONE AT HOME, THEN... uyen International & Singapore News 14 16th October 2007 01:21 AM
Worn-out car locks much easier to pick janice International & Singapore News 4 3rd August 2007 09:00 AM

» Sponsors
Watch Free Movies Online
Celebrity Gossip
Food Delivery

» Facebook Fans
» What's Going On?
Title, Username, & Date
Man jailed 2 weeks for hitting elderly man and injuring woman with e-scooter on...
Inspirational Songs
Warning : Blacklist buyer/adopter Alert
Simple basic video guide tomassaging your cat
Fire at Bukit Batok flat: 1 victim in critical condition, 2 others taken to hospital
Jail for e-scooter rider who struck one pedestrian on footbridge, then hit another as he...
666 dengue cases recorded last week, a 3.5-year high
Planet Earth
Singapore is now the LEAST democratic country in the WHOLE of Southeast Asia:
Increased GST needed to support rising expenditures
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova
Post anything random on this thread.
Windows 10 - Modern Setup Host Has Stopped - Help Needed
More than 75 per cent of Singaporeans support Hong Kong protests: Survey
Stamford Catering's food hygiene grade cut to 'C' after 52 people fall ill
Several Myanmar nationals arrested for supporting armed violence, will be deported: MHA
Ler Teck Siang allegedly advertised drug injection services on Grindr with profile name...
2 batches of Crottin De Pays goat cheese recalled: Singapore Food Agency
A2 App Performance microSD Review
Singapore bans bottled water from Malaysia's Malee Mineral Water after bacteria found
Featured Photos
by marisoljames322
· · ·
Member Galleries
20359 photos
13619 comments
by marisoljames322
· · ·
Member Galleries
20359 photos
13619 comments
by pdsubbu
· · ·
Member Galleries
20359 photos
13619 comments
by Vikas Dhar
· · ·
Photography
35 photos
36 comments
by aaudreygan
· · ·
Guy Photos
1581 photos
946 comments
by aaudreygan
· · ·
Girl Photos
4352 photos
26540 comments
by a8paris
· · ·
Guy Photos
1581 photos
946 comments
by a8paris
· · ·
Guy Photos
1581 photos
946 comments
by aaricia
· · ·
Girl Photos
4352 photos
26540 comments
by aaricia
· · ·
Girl Photos
4352 photos
26540 comments

 

All times are GMT +8. The time now is 03:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright© 2004-2013 SGClub.com. All rights reserved.