China's Hip-Hop Grandmothers


Meet the hip-hop grannies, China's new generation of grandmothers, who shun "Tai Chi" in favor of grooving to the beat of hip-hop music. This group of 30 women, most over sixty years old, have performed all over China and won many awards. They even hope to compete in the Olympic Cheerleading Contest in Beijing next year.

The group's leader is 71-year old Wu Ying. Wu had never heard of hip-hop music until 2003 when she happened to watch a nationwide hip-hop contest on TV. She enjoyed it so much that she enrolled herself in classes in Beijing.

There she realized that only "young" people did this kind of dancing. That did not deter her. She found 30 other retired women to join her and the "hip-hop grannies" was born. Now the grannies practice hip-hop dancing, at least, three times a week. They also give performances and make video recordings for dance companies. Wu loves this form of dance so much that she does all her housecleaning to the beat of hip-hop music.

We hope to see them in next year's Olympics, meanwhile, don't forget to click the video below and see them in action right now:

Sources: Beijing,

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  • wild dog9Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 8:03 pm
    amazing dancing
    • LovedanceMonday, January 28, 2019 at 11:30 am
      Oh my gosh! I love dancing and it’s definitely for all ages, so it’s good to see these older ladies having fun dancing
      • ibunulunoluwaMonday, January 14, 2019 at 9:31 am
        omg!!!!!!! its the best. iv never seen grandmothers groov like that I love it
        • cowsrgreat
          cowsrgreatTuesday, January 8, 2019 at 2:52 pm
          That's cool
          • dodo sumTuesday, January 8, 2019 at 11:41 am
            wow hip hop grannys are amazing
            • 10252008
              10252008Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:49 am
              they're amazing
              • 10252008
                10252008Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:44 am
                go granny
                • percypants
                  percypantsWednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5:17 pm
                  I'm speechless (No i'm not) WOW
                  • RainbowTV Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 4:44 pm
                    These grandmas are bosses. I love this
                    • gen15
                      gen15Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 4:18 pm
                      and also amazing