Ballroom Dancers

Young dancers aim for the top

Twelve year-old Latin dance champions Vivien Heung Wing-yan and Alex Chan Kwun-lung, both from Pok Oi Hospital Tang Pui King Memorial College, are mature for their tender age.

Thursday, 19 November, 2009, 12:00am

Shanghai falls in love with Latin dance

Shanghai resident Zhou Mingjia has seen his life change somewhat during the past two months - all thanks to Latin dance classes.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


'Given the Stephen Hawking craze in recent weeks, I hope [Financial Secretary

Henry Tang Ying-yen] doesn't try to make Hong Kong into a hub for black holes.'

Bestselling author Chip Tsao, mocking the government's penchant for making grand pronouncements to turn the city into a world-class hub for everything

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Relief at end of hearings

Banker Mimi Monica Wong said yesterday it was a relief that her legal battle with her Latin dance teachers would soon come to a close. The only thing left after two weeks of high-profile hearings is the court's judgment.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Instructor did not act up, says witness

One of banker Mimi Monica Wong's former dancing instructors said yesterday he did not notice 'any bad behaviour' by Latin dance coach Mirko Saccani on the occasion when Ms Wong alleged Mr Saccani threatened to throw her out of a window.

'I didn't see or hear any shouting or screaming,' Christian Bradbury told the Court of First Instance.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Dance drama a tale of sex, violence, cash and fast cars

As courtroom dramas go, it ticks all the boxes. Threats of violence, money, sex, fast cars, private jets and secret Swiss bank accounts.

The tale of the high-flying HSBC banker and her Latin dance teachers who have fallen out over $120 million worth of lessons has caught the city's imagination.

18 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Birthday bash

The Western Market celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with a carnival starting on Sunday that will include heritage-photograph and stamp-design competitions, ballroom and Latin dance contests and a made-in-Hong Kong fashion competition. The operator, Lifestyle Group, will spend $1 million on events throughout the year.

22 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Shall we dance?

New York City has its dancing shoes on. One of the unexpected hits of the year is Dancing with the Stars, a reality show that coupled second-line celebrities in a competition with professional ballroom dancers. It didn't matter that grannies would have understood more about the steps than the Google generation.

16 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Backstreet ballrooms tiptoe around the law

It is 4.18pm on Monday afternoon. A dance restaurant, Causeway Bay.

Behind the simple entrance, swirling and dipping with sartorial elegance are dozens of couples moving across a polished floor in synchronised tandem.

But first you have to get in. Entrance is restricted to only a privileged few.

12 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Experts trip the light fantastic

Dancesport is competitive and expressive, and to do it well you need to be confident, poised and powerful.

The mainland's top exponents Cao Jun, Liu Hon-mei, Zhang Jin and Luo Wen-qing were in Hong Kong on Monday, dazzling more than 600 students with their thoroughly practised ballroom dancing skills.

18 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Revellers show concern

The theme for this year's Aids Concern gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt was 'Shall We Dance Again', and more than 300 guests showed up.

The new chairman of the board of directors, Dr Ho Sik-ying, gave a welcoming speech and later Eve Cheng performed a Red Ribbon Dance.

15 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Olympic hopefuls get ready to rhumba

Sequins glittered and false eyelashes were glued firmly in place as some of the top athletes in the latest Olympic sport took to the dance floor yesterday.

Although the appearance was strictly ballroom, the participants were adamant they deserved their place among the sporting world's finest.

26 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Having a ball in cha-cha-China

Ballroom dancing champion Paul Bishop runs the Academy of Dance with his Hong Kong-born wife, Rozana Leung Yuet-leung. Pupils have included Chief Secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang, Financial Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and would-be SAR chief executive Peter Woo.

3 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Factions in war dance over contests

THE dancing community is out of step over Hong Kong's very own Strictly Ballroom saga, with feuding factions preventing the territory from playing host to the amateur world championships.

22 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

The belle of the new ballroom

PEARL Chan isn't dancing much these days. But the baroness of ballroom dancing is hardly standing still either.

She's staging dance presentations, corralling dancers, jetsetting and thriving as dance's unofficial ambassador and administrator.

7 Aug 1993 - 12:00am