30 Nov 2017 08:44
A number of WDSF Member Bodies have made efforts to bring the best breakers from their countries to the Continental YOG Qualifiers. Probably none more than the Hong Kong DanceSport Association (HKDSA). A 10-strong HKDSA delegation is currently on its way to Taipei City, TPE. Here they are at the airport in Hong Kong!
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Back in July, we reported on the national breaking team competing during the 2017 GrandSlam Hong Kong in front of a sell-out crowd at the QE II Stadium. The HKDSA leadership under Raymond Leung, George Yip and George Kwan had previously reached out to the local Hip Hop community - specifically to Cha Cha Kong, a b-boying legend and educator - to define the formula which was to ensure that Hong Kong's best young breakers could take a shot at qualifying for the BAYOG. Four months later, five b-boys and five b-girls get the opportunity to pursue their YOG dream by battling in the Continental Qualifier for Asia and Oceania.
Cha Cha Kong considers making it all the way to Buenos Aires next year is a long shot for all of them, but hey, it is a shot worth taking ...