Dance floor acrobats

Forget Christmas balls. For a real taste of dance as a sport, there is dancesport.

Two Form Six students can tell you all about it. Joseph Lam Hin-ting and Selina Chan Chui-mei have been a top local dancing pair for two years.

Tuesday, 20 December, 2011, 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

Dancesport festival kicks off

A series of competitions aims to raise the sport's profile and bring new experiences to the audience

The second Hong Kong Dancesport Festival kicked off in Hollywood Plaza last weekend, featuring exciting Latin and standard dance performances by Asian Indoor Games medallists.

It was the first of a series of events to be held in the city this month.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Dancesport fever catches on in Hong Kong

Dancesport combines exercise and leisure - so you can have fun while keeping fit

Most people think of Latin dance as a luxury leisure activity, performed by stiff-suited men and women in high heels. But it is actually a form of 'dancesport' which is recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

29 Feb 2008 - 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

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

Dance like a champion

Hong Kong DanceSport champion George Yip, also president of Hong Kong DanceSport Association Limited, shares top tips to help you shine on the dance floor


Foxtrot is a kind of Standard Dance in the DanceSport Series. This week we introduce one of the Foxtrot Figures - Feather Step


22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Dancing proves a delight for duo

Name: Allen Cheung Hing and Candy Lu Kin-tai

School: Chekiang College (Sha Tin)

Grade: Form Six (Allen);

Form Four (Candy)

Sport: Dancesport (Latin)

22 May 2006 - 12:00am

Hong Kong International DanceSport Championships

Hong Kong International DanceSport Championships

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


Tango Elegante

27 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

The next waltz is round the old market hall

It's a throwback to old Hong Kong. Women and men turned out in their finery, twirling gracefully across the floor of an old colonial building.

But this is not some Victorian-style tea party on the Peak, it's a Monday afternoon in the recently renovated Western Market building in Sheung Wan, and the dancers are not wealthy Europeans but locals from all walks of life.

4 Mar 2004 - 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

World Ballroom And Latin American Dance

The popular annual World Ballroom and Latin American Dance swings into town on Oct 19-20. Fans will see the return of South African dancers Victor Da Silva and Claire Edwards who won this year's 2002 British Invitation Exhibition Dance Championship held in Blackpool.

19 Sep 2002 - 12:00am