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Ballroom Dance

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

Mo Yan

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

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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

letters

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

letters

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

HKBU duo finds the perfect rhythm

A pair of Latin dancers from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) came second in each of the three categories they entered at the fourth Hong Kong Interschool Dancesport Championships held in January.

Yu Dick-kwan and Holly Yau Sin-ting, who took part in the cha cha cha, rumba and jive, said they were excited about the results.

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Everybody: step up

Kenji Po Kwong-wood, 35, dance instructor

Young Post: How did you become a Latin dance instructor?

Po: I joined a Latin dance class at Creation Dancing Academy when I was in Form Three.

I fell in love with the passionate music and energetic dance steps. After completing my Form Seven studies, I joined the academy as a Latin dance instructor.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

in the swing

An addictive form of swing has established itself in Hong Kong. Lindy hop, commonly described as a jazz or street dance, originated in 1920s New York and has popular appeal all over the world. Beijing has embraced swing, as has Shanghai, where it it is not uncommon to see people dancing along The Bund at sunset.

19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Ticket giveaway for extreme dance

It started as entertainment for Elton John's 50th birthday in 1997 and now it's become an international stage sensation.

Call it extreme ballroom dancing, the stage show Burn The Floor is an explosion of rhumba, salsa, waltz, jitterbug, swing and tango, and it's heading to the Convention Centre's Hall 3 from May 4 to 6.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Hongkongers in grip of Latin dance craze

Hongkongers are flocking to the ballroom in record numbers to sway to the rhythms of Latin dance, with the number of schools offering classes in the style growing rapidly since 2000, according to Charles Wu Man-sang, owner of Charles Wu Dancing School.

7 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

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