Hong Kong danced to hip-hop beats when a colourful crowd of youngsters showed off their talents at a special display in Kowloon City. Dressed in loose oversized T-shirts and trousers with colourful wristbands and caps, the young audience at the 'Street Project' were treated to a dazzling performance by break dancers. The battle between Street Rockers and Freestylers provided one of the many highlights of the extravaganza. Although the event included the three other elements in hip-hop - emceeing (or rapping), deejaying (or turntable) and graffiti (or spray painting) - break dancing overwhelmed everything else at the event. Break dance lovers saw a host of participants, including crew founders Ray, Kargo, Sam and Poyin, display their wonderful skills in a four-hour, non-stop marathon. 'After months of practice, it's time for me to show off the fruits of my labours before so many people,' said Poyin, the Freestyler who has just achieved his ambition of becoming a professional dancer. Apart from the 'usual' flips and flops, the battle - played out in a competitive yet friendly atmosphere - also touched on the realm of dance, with the breakers showing off techniques such as locking, popping and body waves. Some even 'skied' across the platform, performing body waves and side-walks. Girls and children as young as seven took part in the energetic contest. J R Liu, a Canadian-born basketball lover, is a devoted fan. Having had his first glimpse of the local break dance scene, J R hopes to become a part of it. He contributed to the fun by dancing with his basketball, a familiar sight on the television screen. The function was organised by the Student Welfare Association (SWA). SWA chairman Liu Yee-tak, 20, said the group would organise neglected yet interesting activities for secondary school students. 'Student unions from different schools tend to duplicate functions and many of them are boring. 'Street Project' provides a chance for interested students to see what it really is and try it out.'