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Ballroom Dance

After staying in step with censors, Mo Yan can dance to his own tune

As a novelist who has managed to excel under the mainland's strict censorship regime, Nobel Prize laureate Mo Yan has been called many things. It's safe to say that "ballroom dancer" was never one them.

Sunday, 11 November, 2012, 5:36am

Students just having a ball

Modern ballroom dancing has evolved into what is known as dancesport and incorporates the waltz, foxtrot and quickstep, and Latin-American styles such as the samba and paso doble.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A few missteps but a lot of fun

Latino Aerobics Lite Free (Full version is US$5.99) Rating 7/10

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Out-of-town Tsui enjoys hot day to fire up stable

Me Tsui Yu-sak was on Australia's Gold Coast inspecting horses yesterday, but it didn't stop his stable from firing and the team racked up a treble in his absence, with Rumba King, Happy Cha Cha and Just Fantastic all converting the wins they had threatened to deliver in earlier starts.

6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

It's easy to put best foot forward

Being the centre of attention at your own wedding is a given and, as most couples want to shine on their big day, many are turning to professional dance instructors to ensure they put their best foot forward for the 'first dance'.

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Swing shift

Zeng Weiming didn't bring much with him when he moved to Beijing two years ago: a suitcase of clothes, a pillow and quilt set - and the saxophone he had been playing since he was 14. The Shenyang native dreamed of becoming a professional jazz musician and would put on his favourite Charlie Parker album as soon as he woke up each morning.

28 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Detours: Fuxing Park

Finding a quiet, private place in Shanghai has its challenges, and Fuxing Park, located in the Luwan district, is neither quiet nor private. Yet the variety of activities and the ambience make it a green retreat unlike any other in the city.

15 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


Achieve balance for a positive future

I read about a survey recently that revealed Hong Kong primary students, in general, have no interest in their studies. They spend their lessons napping and chatting to friends. They learn nothing, and are simply wasting their time.

10 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


Keep private life out of public eye

I strongly believe that everyone, including celebrities, has the right to privacy. We are all equal irrespective of our profession.

Entertainers may act, sing or dance to earn a living, but they should not be treated differently.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Each week we talk to HK's brightest and best

Name Chan Hing-wai, Chan Chui-mei

School Pok Oi Hospital Tang Pui King Memorial College

Grade Form Three

Sport Dancesport - Latin

17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am