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Oscar, Chris, and Steve: Breaking Culture



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.

Kristine is a 3rd year Chemistry major at UC Santa Barbara. She was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. When she's not writing, she works with her sister to create adorable baked delicacies for The Royal Icing, their at-home bakery. She's also a ballerina, lipstick enthusiast, and bunny lover. Post-graduation, she plans on going to graduate school while continuing her writing career. Catch her on instagram @CookiesForKay  
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