Popping is defined as a dance style and one of the original funk styles of dance that is based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer's body (referred to as a pop, tick or a hit), that is done continuously to the rhythm of a song in combination with various movements and poses.
I would define myself as a popper with a contortionist twist, because of the unnatural movements I am able to create that very few are able to imitate. I started dancing when I was fifteen inspired by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Soon after, Latin Boys, a local dance group who performed at quinceaneras, approached me to join their group. I successfully danced with them until being recruited by local street dance crew, Rock Solid Dance Crew, because my style of dancing had morphed from basic choreography to street style popping. Being a member of Rock Solid Dance Crew gave me the exposure from participating in -and winning- competitions as well as judging and showcasing, allowing 'Special K' to be a known name in the hip hop scene. I have looked up to fellow poppers, such as Los Angeles' Boogie Frantick and Mr. Fantastic, for inspiration and constructive criticism, and all of the experiences I have had the privilege of going through has made a way for me to advance in my popping career.