Joesph Salvador is choreographing a dance as he teaches Jia Cheng and Zack Wong dance moves. He is demonstrating proper head placement for that particular move.Photo Credit: Raymond Tang
Q: What was your initial inspiration for dancing?
A: I saw TV shows such as America’s Best Dance Crew, and everyone looked like they had so much fun
Q: How long have you been dancing? At what age did you start?
A: I’ve been dancing for about one and a half years. I got into it when I was about 13, but actually started
dancing when I was 14.
Q: How does your family feel about you dancing?
A: They seem proud and they tell me I’m great at breakdancing. They come out to watch me and my group every
time we perform.
Q: Is there anything you don’t like about dancing? If so, what?
A: I like everything about dancing; I think it’s amazing and I have a lot of fun doing it.
Q: What have you learned from dancing?
A: I learned a lot about balance actually. It helps because in a lot of my dance moves, I have to stay
balanced so I won’t tumble, fall over, or mess up in any way.
Q: Why is dancing so fun to you? What makes it fun?
A: I like the people who do it; I like knowing that people are interested in the same thing. I love dancing
and the music I dance to.
Q: How do you feel about your dance mates?
A: I think we’re all good, but practice makes perfect.
Q: What do you want to accomplish in dance?
A: I’m not sure. I’d want to win a competition with my group if I could.
Q: How much longer in the future do you plan on dancing? Do you plan to dance professionally, or keep it on the side as a hobby?
A:I don’t know; I don’t really think about it. I’ll probably keep it as a side hobby. Plus, the chances of me
getting into professional dancing are probably really low.
Q: What advice would you give to people who want to start dancing?
A: Do it for fun and because you actually want to. Don’t only do it because a lot of other people do. Also,
make sure you really enjoy it because it can be a lot of work at times.