Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The Fun Stompers are springing into action by collecting toys for orphanages (latest update: they will be working with the Children Cancer Group). Attend their party and be part of their Care Programme. Please bring a toy (useable ones only) to help bring a smile to a child.
Do your part. If you need a reason to party, this is a good enough reason don't you agree.(^<>^)/
Details of the party are as follows:
Date: 19 April 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 5.00pm – 10.30pm
Buffet Dinner @ 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Taman Tun Dr Ismail Community Hall, KL
Tickets @ only RM30.00 (buffet spread)
If you need the dance list, email me or margaret lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on the dance floor (^<>^)/
Monday, February 25, 2008
If you've never been to Japan (or if you have but you'd just love to go back there again), April is the perfect time to go. Not just because the 'sakura' is in bloom, but also because...what else...Linedancing! The Crazy Feet Tokyo Line Dance Festival organised by Hiro Suzuki will be on. Some of you may have met him when he was last here in Malaysia with Yuki Ohashi.
The line dance festival starts April 11 and ends April 13, 2008. Participants can expect lots of workshops and dancing throughout the 3 jam-packed days. There will be local instructors conducting some of the workshops, but Hiro always invites one foreign 'celebrity' instructor to frontline the event. Past heavyweights were Jo Thompson, Roy Hadisubroto, Brian Barakauskas, Michele & Michael Barr, to name a few.
This year, he has invited Judy McDonald from Canada. Judy's the choreographer of great dances, like COOL WHIP. That dance, I'm sure, most of us will remember having done it a couple of years back :-)
Hiro has extended his invitation 'To the line dancers in Malaysia" as he put it. He'd love to have us there, line dancers from different countries dancing side by side. United in one interest though diverse in culture and language. Wonderful thought isn't it.
So seriously folks, if you've got the 'moolah' (we all know Japan is expensive) why not think about heading to the Land of the Rising Sun this April to taste some 'sake', view some 'sakura' and throw in some serious line dancing as well. Once Hiro has got his event website up I'll post it here so you can contact him directly.
Until the next post on this, chew on some photos from his previous festival with Roy Hadisubroto (Little Roy).
Thursday, February 7, 2008
It's the early wee hours of the 1st day of Chinese New Year. Since I'm still up, let me be the first to wish you GONG XI FA CAI, XIN NIAN QUAI LER. Though of course, you'll not see this till the morning proper :-)
For those of you who are travelling, drive safely ya.
Yesterday night, I conducted a 2-hr line dance class at True Fitness, Taipan, Subang because I covered for the class after my usual 8pm slot. So I had a 2-hr run from 8-10pm. I was not expecting many to show up as most of the regular 'kakis' in this class are chinese. At the most 2 I thought, or maybe 3 if I'm lucky.
But to my surprise, 8 turned up. Eight! Wah.....very auspicious number man. This year I believe I'm going to 'fatt' ah.
We did 4 dances:
- JFF (Just For Fun) by Raymond Sarlemijn & Darren
- SALSA by The Girls (Maureen & Michelle)
- DOORS OF LIFE by Michael Barr
- BOM CHI BOM by Joanne Wong
And we revised CT GIRL by Maggie Gallagher.
Although it was 2 hours, but the time went by very quickly. I was definitely having fun. I hope those who attended had fun too.
Once again, XIN NIAN QUAI LER and HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone!
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