Steve Hu (aka Steve Rocai), Oscar Tran (aka Zero Scar), and Chris Prom (aka Chris Rock) are dancers for UCSBreakers, a UCSB organization that seeks to create a community for break dancers and to educate people about the upbringing of breakdancing and hip hop culture.
HC: How did you get into dancing?
Chris: My brothers dance, so they got me into it too.
Oscar: I really wanted to impress this girl.
Steve: I was inspired to start dancing while watching ABDC.
HC: What is it like balancing dance and school?
Chris: Dance practice actually keeps me and my school work in check.
Steve: Balancing dance and school for me is like balancing discipline and my passion. I schedule at least one dance session per day when I have time, and I really want to make a career out of it.
Oscar: For me, dancing relieves the stress of school; it’s nice.
HC: What is your favorite thing about dancing for UCSBreakers?
Chris: It’s really fun and competitive. I like seeing who is training the hardest. Also, it builds a lot of character.
Oscar: It hypes me up and motivates me to dance even more.
Steve: I like that we are able to feed each other knowledge with newfound skills, which allows for each dancer to build a unique dance style.
HC: What has been your favorite moment over your college dancing career?
Steve: When we performed in Downtown Santa Barbara about a month ago – we got a lot of exposure from that. A bunch of people started liking our page and stuff like that.
Chris: Practice is really fun because I love how hype it gets.
Oscar: When we went to LA to see one of my dancing role models.
HC: Do you plan on continuing to dance after college?
Steve: I want to go pro and travel and compete. I try to dance every day, even during my lunch breaks, so that I can get to that professional level.
Oscar: I want to keep practicing every day and hopefully land a professional career in it.
Chris: I want to enter and win a really big dance competition before I die.