CHINA Street dance teacher in Urumqi, China's Xinjiang

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Street dance teacher in Urumqi, China's Xinjiang

Xinhua

18:29, May 04, 2021

Xirli Abdukirm practices new dance moves with his colleagues at a street dance studio in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, April 21, 2021. (Photos: Xinhua)

Just like in Beijing, Shanghai and other big cities in China, street dance has become increasingly popular among the youngsters in Urumqi, capital city of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

A growing number of college graduates have taken street dance teaching as their profession and 25-year-old Xirli Abdukirm is one of them.

Xirli, who has been practicing street dance since junior high school, began to teach street dance part-time when he was still in college.

After graduation in June 2019, Xirli decided to take his hobby as his career.

Xirli Abdukirm teaches kids dance moves at a street dance studio in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, April 17, 2021.

It was by no means an easy job. Teaching whole-day courses even in the weekends could be exhausting.

However all his efforts paid off. With an enviable income of 10,000 yuan per month, he stood out from his peers very soon.

The dance studio, in which Xirli and other 60 teachers devote themselves, is one of the largest private training institutions in the city.

It is a place where people of different ethnic groups work together for a common dream.

Every week, Xirli sharpens his dancing skills by practicing with his colleagues in a regular group training program.

In his eyes, it makes him better and better.

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