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  1. Fall in line for dancing workout

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite being a long way from the country and western music scene of the United States, Hong Kong has a thriving community of line dancers who regularly get together for a dance party or to perform at fund-raising events around the city. From 2002 to 2007, local line dancers held the world record for the highest number of people dancing together, with 12,168 taking part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739192/fall-line-dancing-workout
  2. Cheer up and have fun: dancer spreads message of body jam

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dance and fitness instructor Wong Chi-chung loves to move - and he wants the rest of Hong Kong to loosen up too. The 35-year-old is also trying to introduce Hong Kong to a new fitness craze, body jam, a combination of dance and aerobics-style group exercise. 'Many of my trainees move their body and step with the music mechanically, like this,' he says, mimicking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427365/cheer-and-have-fun-dancer-spreads-message-body-jam
  3. The writhe stuff

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Clare Tyrrell

    ... Emio Greco's manic movements have left many shaken, and stirred. Clare Tyrrell talks to one of the hottest names in modern dance A FAINT ITALIAN-ACCENTED voice trickles down the phone line linking Hong Kong with Amsterdam. The voice belongs to the elfish, shaven-headed Emio Greco, one of the hottest names in modern dance. This emerging talent's groundbreaking style- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443481/writhe-stuff
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEWS

    Reviews: Lio Kuok-wai Plays Mozart, Contemporary Dance Series, Drama: Dance

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Natasha Rogai, Natasha Rogai and Sam Olluver

    ... in the rest of the work. Sharing a smile with the audience also wouldn't hurt. Sam Olluver Contemporary Dance Series Hong Kong Jockey Club Studio Theatre, Cultural Centre Reviewed: March 21   Drama: Dance Hong Kong Dance Company,  Sheung Wan Civic Centre Reviewed: March 22 Two shows featuring emerging choreographers prove that local talent is alive and kicking. Drama: Dance, under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1204751/reviews-lio-kuok-wai-plays-mozart-contemporary-dance-series
  5. Music and movement

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Belly dancing has grown in popularity around the world and, in Hong Kong, introduces aspects of Middle Eastern culture to locals through public performances and courses. 'Belly dance is a delicate, sensuous and very feminine dance form,' says Janaki Nakka, instructor and founder of Klub Raks (www.klubraks.com). 'It is known to have health and healing benefits for women. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993586/music-and-movement
  6. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE

    Flamenco Bacchanal face off with fancy footwork

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Hugh Chow

    ... the guys will slug it out in a steamy dance-off. Flamenco is built around the compás, or rhythm, whether through clapping, played on a simple wooden surface, or marked with precise percussive ... and performing in her own dance company in Madrid, has taught flamenco in the Asia-Pacific region since the late 1990s. Flamenco Bacchanal serves as a window into one of the world's most expressive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1255682/flamenco-bacchanal-face-fancy-footwork
  7. Swing dancers step back into bygone jazz era

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com It's a wet Wednesday evening in Hong Kong's financial district, but in an underground bar, the dance floor is packed with people reliving a bygone era. Vintage jazz is playing over the speakers while about 20 couples dance gracefully across the smooth wooden floors, swirling to the moves of the Lindy Hop, a popular style of swing dancing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990232/swing-dancers-step-back-bygone-jazz-era
  8. News - Hong Kong - DANCE

    Hong Kong Irish dance troupe reels in the medals at European championships

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Hong Kong have put their best foot forward at the World and European championships in Dusseldorf, Germany. The Echoes of Erin School of Irish Dance clinched more than 75 medals in various age ... global until the debut of Riverdance during an interval of the Eurovision Song Contest at the Point Theatre, Dublin, in 1994, Newcombe said. It was a popular celebration of Irish dancing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1230275/hong-kong-irish-dance-troupe-reels-medals-european-championships
  9. letters

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... convenient- not allow them to become an all-consuming part of our lives. Anita Li Discover the joys of Latin dance I recently discovered the joys of Latin dancing, which I recommend as a good exercise. There are many varieties of Latin dance. My favourites are the cha cha, rumba, samba, jive and paso doble. Each form of Latin dance has its own style. The cha cha is a swift- footed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652136/letters
  10. Dancing fever sweeps the city

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ballroom dancing has become a global sensation, largely helped by hit television shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars. Ballroom dancing- or dancesport as it is called by its more competitive aficionados- is also in vogue locally, with dance schools popping up across the city. Most of Jimmy Yek's students at Charming Dance Paradise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714355/dancing-fever-sweeps-city

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