This blog originally started out as a mandatory assignment for students who conducted research in Taiwan for the CAPEC Scholarship. Around the same time I started this research, I also felt that I needed a place to document my admiration for dance and dancers around the world. My research was directly connected to this topic, so out comes movinandgroovin, something I hope to stay with for a long time.
My dream goal is to have a career where I can combine my desire to learn about business with my passion for dance. I want to share with the world how educational, healing, and beautiful dance can be, whether it be for professional or recreational purposes. Through two research scholarships, I have been able to fulfill my passion for researching this complex culture filled with rich history, and I plan on developing this research into a personal long-term project to contribute to the hip hop community.
I am now dedicating this site primarily to my interests in the world of dance and my traveling experiences. For me, dance is a form of expression, a stress reliever, a lifestyle, and a great workout. What I like about dancing is that there are so many styles to learn from, but you can also develop your own within that style. Dance is movement with one’s own body, so there are endless boundaries to what an individual can create. I think of dancing as a learning experience and self-improvement. I am always trying new styles to broaden my variation and finding something to work on to be a better dancer.
For spring 2012, I took a break from George Mason University (GMU) and studied as a direct exchange student at Tsinghua University. Just as I did with Taiwan, I posted the things I saw, the places I traveled to, and continued my research that I conducted in Taiwan. For these posts, click on “Direct Exchange 2012” under my categories.
I am also finishing up posts on my research about the marketing of hip hop and street dance in Taipei from Summer 2011. If you’d like to check it out, you can find these posts under the category “CAPEC Scholarship 2011.”
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