There will be a
reception with light refreshements held by Dansinn Dance Studios
on the 7th November 1999 from 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m for the celebration
of Dansinn Dance Studios' GRAND OPENING. Any interested parties
or firends are welcome to attend. For more information please contact
The Hong Kong
DanceSport Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting
and a Dinner Party at the Hong Kong Jockey Club on 13th November 1999.
The deadline for recieving the proxy form is on the 10th November. For
further information please contact the association's secretary Ms Kitty
Louis Van Amstel
and Karyna Smirnoff will be doing a show at the new convention
center on the 5th of December and Andy Bautista's Big Band will be playing
the music on the night.
24th October 1999 Star East Cafe will have a function called Shall
We Dance? Every Sunday from 2:00pm-7:00pm hosted by Asian Champions
and Helena Ho.
It includes a tea buffet and free coaching.
"Pacific Rim Cup" Modern and Latin Dance Competition
held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) on
the 11th and 12 October 1999 concluded with great success. Six talented
dancer pairs recieved the memorable Pacific Rim Cups to loud applause
from judges and spectators. The press
release and results are
Wentink and Beata are coming to town again! They will
be performing at a dinner ball at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on the 6th
November 1999. For further information please contact Paul
Singer Carmen Chan's CD is released, please check the homepage
"Pearls of Love" for details.
The Come Dancing
Studio Academy, the organiser of the 1st Hong Kong Open 10-Dance
DanceSport Championships on 26th December 1999, will now add 2 more
events : 5-Dance Modern and 5-Dance Latin and is named "The
Best of Amateur Championships".
The Hong Kong
DanceSport Association (HKDSA) list of Hong Kong dancing couples
is finally out after more than 2 years of determination by HKDSA. To
the surprise of a lot of people, the HKDSA ranking list is compiled
by simply adding the marks allocated to the first six couples of every
ranking competitions during the 2-year period. No marks are awarded
to the efforts of the competitors who have attended the competitions
but did not get into the final round. The list is included in our results
Due to the number
eight signal typhoon the opening ceremony of the New Causeway Bay branch
of Creation Dancing School will be postphoned to the 3 October
Chan & Gertrude Ko will be demonstrating in the Peak's Restaurant
(Terrace on the peak) on the 25th September as part of the celebration
activities for Mid-Autumn Festival by the restaurant. Charles Wu
will be demonstrating on the 24th September at the restaurant.
will be opening a dance studio (Dans Inn Dance Studios) in Sheung Wan
in October. For further details please see the press
release. You can contact Throstur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming this weekend
on the 19th September is the 1st Anniversary Party of Champion Ballroom
Dancing Academy organised by Champion
Ballroom Dancing Academy and sponsored by Citi Gold. This will be
the first dance event in Hong Kong that is sponsored by a multinational
corporation and could perhaps be an indication that dancesport is finally
slowly gaining its recognition in the sports industry in Hong Kong!
International Pro./ Amateur Ballroom & Latin Championship
organised by The
Hong Kong Dance Institute was successfully completed on 5 September
1999. It was on the whole a very well organised event with participants
from all over the world, including Canada, Germany, Iceland, Korea,
Singapore, Taiwan and China. The most exciting part of the evening and
which received the most applauses was definitely the amazing performance
by a very young couple from Iceland who are only 14 and 15 years of
age respectively and won the amateur Latin championship. Results
of the competition are now available.
New Causeway Bay branch of Creation Dancing School is scheduled
to open on the 26 September 1999. There will be an opening ceremony
and a cocktail party on the day to celebrate the grand opening.
the adverse influence of Uncle Sam (typhoon) on 22 August 1999, the
Hong Kong DanceSport Association stood its ground and continued
to proceed with its Ten Dance Competition. Many determined competitors
fought their way through the storm to to fight for the cup of
the Ten Dance selection competition and win a free ticket to the 1999
IDSF Asian Ten Dance Championship to be held in Taipei in October.
Results for both the Ten Dance selection competition and the Hong
Kong Open DanceSport Mid Summer Cup are
available here. The Aaron Cup which
was scheduled to be held at Regal Hotel in Shatin on the same day was
cancelled and postponed until 18 October 1999.
Do you have any
plans for next Sunday yet? There is going to be a Ten-Dance Selection
Championship at the Hong Kong Open DanceSport Mid Summer Cup and
Dinner Party on the 22 August 1999. The Champions of this selection
competition will be given two free return air tickets to Taipei, Taiwan
to participate in the 1999 IDSF Asian Ten Dance Championship
to be held on 10 October 1999!!
Club, organised by President William Chan and Vice President
Kwan Sun Chuen was created four years ago. In August 1998,
it moved from its original site in Tuen Mun to its present address in
Shum Shui Po. At the end of July, several members of the club will go
to Singapore to participate in an international event. Shortly afterwards,
to celebrate its fourth birthday, Dynamic Dance Club will be hosting
its 4th Anniversary Celebration Party on Saturday, 14 August
1999 where President William Chan will demonstrate the Standard
dances. At the same time, Bill Chan and Pat Mak were also
invited to demonstrate the Latin dances. All are welcome to participate
in this joyous event. If you are interested, please contact Dynamic
Dance Club for further details.
Latin Champions Martin Dihlmann and Lydia Weisser will
be performing in Hong Kong on the 18th July at Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel.
Ken Chou from Taiwan will also be performing at the same event.
Good news for dance
lovers! A new dancing place situated in North Point is opening on 10th
July. As part of the celebration for its grand opening, famous
dance teachers from Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, including Lawrence
Chan and Gertrude Ko and Hammy Lai and Candy Wong
are invited to perform on the evenings of 10th, 11th and 12th of July.
Coming right up
is a series of events organized by Paul and Rozana Bishop's Dance
Academy. First of all, the undefeated 9 times World Modern Champion
Marcus Hilton (M.B.E.), and Michael Stylianos who was
the tutor for many world champions and is currently the chairman of
the Latin Committee and examiner of I.S.T.D,
were invited as guest speaker at the dance workshop at Hong Kong International
Trade and Exhibition Centre on 30th June 1999. Then on the next day
there is also a dance competition in the afternoon followed by a dinner
party at the night where once again Marcus and Karen Hilton (M.B.E.)
will grace the floor with their performance. For more information
on the competition please visit www.mai.com.hk/dance/dancehitec.
prepare yourselves! The 1st Hong Kong Open 10-Dance DanceSport Championships
organised by Come
Dancing Studio Academy will becoming soon. This event will be
held on 26 December 1999 at Y.M.C.A. Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
After a two year
hiatus, Gladys Fernandez and Ricardo Gallo have returned
to Hong Kong to grace our dance floors. They will be here for a short
period of time to perform and to give two intensive workshops on the
techniques of dancing the Argentinean way. The workshops are held during
May 30th - June 6th,1999 and the performance will be on the 30th of
May and 5th of June.
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The 3rd Hong
Kong DanceSport Championship co-organised by the Hong Kong DanceSport
Association (HKDSA), Provisional Urban Council and Provisional
Regional Council was completed on 9 May 1999. On the whole, it was
a well-supported dance event. There were over 46 entries and no empty
seat at the spectators' stand despite the rainy weather and the fact
that was Mother's Day. Perhaps it was meant to be a family day or HKDSA
felt a need to become more family orientated, the spectators were invited
to participate in the lucky draw of "Who are the Champions?"
and TV pop stars were invited to wave the Hong Kong flag and led the
marching-in ceremony. It was a truly special occasion for all attendees,
much like attending a TV family show. Fortunately, the extra pressure
did not affect the performance of the athletes. Despite the extraordinary
long music for each event and the minor hiccups with the computer scoring
causing reruns, the athletes continued to dance away and survived the
competitions without incident.
Check out the results to see who are the
7th Come Dancing Cup H.K. Open DanceSport Championship organised
Dancing Studio Academy and held on 1 May 1999 was a total success.
Since the announcement of the abolition of the distinction between professional
and amateur dancers, the 5-dance Latin event on the day was the first
dancesport competition in Hong Kong which tears down the barrier between
professional and amateur dancers. It was truly a rare sight in Hong
Kong to see professional and amateur dancers from Singapore, China and
Hong Kong participating in the same event. Each of the 13 couples was
also asked to do a solo dance before the commencement of the actual
competition.It was also a wonder to see the very young couples from
China (as young as the age of 12) competing on the same floor as the
more experienced dancers and winning the most applauses!
There was a series of performances after dinner which were led by Lawrence
and Getrude wearing traditional Chinese costume and doing ballroom
dancing and finished by the performance by Sandro Cavallini &
Hanna Kartunnen. Sadly, it was Sandro and Hana's last show together
before splitting up but no way did this affect their spectacular performance.
All guests were stunned by their performance. Cheers, shouts, applause,
whistles continuously echoed in the air. Results for the competitions
could be found in our results section.
you are interested in becoming an adjudicator for or competitor in dancesport,
there are a few training courses and seminars organised by different
dancing organisations coming up. Firstly there is a "Professional
teacher and adjudicator" course jointly organised by a professional
ballroom dance organisation and a Hong Kong Dance education college
on 18th April. Subsequently there is a "Competition Adjudicator
Training Certificate" course to be held on 2nd May which is
organised by the Hong Kong Ballroom Dancing Council where upon
completion, certificates will be issued by John Taylor (I.S.T.D.).
For those who are interested in improving their dance knowledge, you
may be interested in the seminar presented by Chirstopher Hawkins
and Hazel Newberry organised by Helena's
Dance Workshop on the 8th May, the "Beginner competitions'
training class" organised by the
Hong Kong Ballroom Dancing Council, "Modern and Latin Dancing
Seminar" held at HITEC International Trade & Exhibition
Centre on 30th June 1999 presented by Marcus & Karen Hilton
and Michael Stylianos.
6 years of dancing partime as a professional dancer, Lawrence
Chan has finally decided to give up his high ranking governmental
career and devote all his time in dancing. Lawrence firmly believes
that: Practice is the only way to become perfect! We hereby wish that
Lawrence's dancing career will reach a new height in no time!
to the unexpected split up of Bryan Watson and Karen Hardy (see
general news above), Donnie Burns and Nicole Hansen have been
invited to perform at the Hong Kong 'Super' International
Ballroom and Latin Championship to be held
on 27th and 28th March 1999 instead. It will be the first time the performance
of Donnie and his new Swedish partner be shown in Hong Kong and much
anticipation is expected from both his fans and foes.
Hong Kong Vs. Guangdong Team Match organised
by Fox Dance Studio
held on 21 March 1999 has been successfully concluded. For the spectators,
the overflow of excitement was nonstop. Having completed the Hong Kong
ranking amateur events, the Team Match participated by both professional
and amateur talented dancers of Guangdong and Hong Kong shook the floor
with excitement. The evening was finally brought to a close in style
by the magnificant performance by World Champions Alan and Donna
Shingler. Results of that night's
competitions are now available.
Lau, one of the most respected dance teachers in Hong Kong has passed
away on the 14th March 1999 at the age of 83. James has spent a large
part of his life actively participating in the promotion of ballroom
and latin dancing in Hong Kong and will be deeply missed by all teachers
and dancers in the dancing community.
99' Hong Kong Dance Sport Championship & 5th Anniversary
Dinner Party presented by Helena's
Dance Workshop held on the 24th January 1999 would no
doubt be one of the most memorable events of this year. Following the
exciting Hong Kong Dance Sport Association (HKDSA) amateur competition
events, the President of the HKDSA gave a detailed speech on the aim
and purpose of the Association. The spirit of the crowds was further
elevated by the latin demonstation competition performed by the professional
dancers in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou, and then reached the climax
of the evening - when the 98 Professional Modern Rising Star Champion,
Christopher Hawkins and Hazel Newberry took the floor and did
a most breath-taking performance.
The results of the competiton are now available at our results
have the results for the last competition (Countdown To 1999
DanceSport Spectacular) in 1998 for the South
East Asia. Detail results are now available at our results
from Greater China:
Kazuaki Watanabe & Yumi Watanabe (Japan)
Kevin Lin & Batty Liao (Chinese Taipei)
Guo Hui & Zhao Qi (China)
& Naoko Tokiwa (Japan)
Henry Hong & Linda Chiu (Chinese Taipei)
Daren Yee & Sharon Tan (Malaysia)
Standard: So Chin Hong & Cheng Kong Hung (Macau),
Hau Sek Ki & Law Lai Yin (Hong Kong), Husen Kurniawan
& Milanty Sufanty (Indonesia)
Latin: Lai Kim Ching & Flora Lam (Hong Kong), Leong
Chun Siu & Ang Ai Nee (Singapore), Cheong Jim Oh &
Kim Mi Yeong (Korea)
Standard: Shuen Nin Wai & Cheng Shuet Mui (Hong Kong)
Latin: Yim Wai-tak & Chan Hok-fung (Hong Kong), Zhang Wei
& He Bin (China)
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