When I was three years old my parents put me into dance class because I loved to be on stage. Soon after, I was competing in dance competitions all over the U.S. A large part of competing in dance is expanding your knowledge and learning new styles of dance at conventions. When I was five I attended my first dance convention where I was taught a Hip Hop dance. This was my first exposure to Hip Hop, but it would not be my last. Although I do not have any knowledge of what song I danced to I know that it made a big impact on me. From that point on, I started competing in Hip Hop dances and I did until I graduated from high school. I am excited to be in this class because it will give me a sense of connection to a part of my past that I miss greatly and a more in-depth look into how Hip Hop was made and the revolution that surrounded it.