Hongkongers are spoilt for choice when it comes to countdown festivities to welcome the New Year. No matter where you live, a shopping mall near you is bound to have something exciting up their sleeves. The World Trade Centre (WTC) in Causeway Bay is one of them. The mall's show this year, 'Dance Till Dawn 2006-07 International New Year Street Party @ wtc more', is the biggest yet. International and local dance troupes are performing non-stop for 2,007 minutes to welcome the year 2007. The dancing started at 2.30pm yesterday. For the past seven years, the shopping centre has organised dance extravaganzas, inviting dancers from Hong Kong and around the world to show their skills as the New Year arrives. UniDancity, a group of students and young graduates from the eight tertiary institutions in the city will be back for the seventh year in a row. Abbey Wong Ha-lai, vice-president of UniDancity, said the dance group has been a part of the WTC countdown show since it started in 2000. 'We have over 300 members aged 22 to 30. This year, more than 100 of us will be taking part in the show. That includes 10 students from each of the eight universities, plus 36 graduates who are still active members,' said the 25-year-old. UniDancity will perform tonight from 8pm until 12.30am. Their repertoire of over 30 dances includes hip hop, jazz, funky and house styles. 'This is the biggest countdown show ever, because WTC has invited more world-renowned dance groups this year than ever before. 'The groups from Japan [Wrecking Crew Orchestra] and from Taiwan [Merry Monarc] are award-winning dancers who are very well known in the Asian dance world,' Wong said. Sugar So Ka-sin, a 20-year-old City University of Hong Kong (CityU) student has been a part of UniDancity for the past three years. She said the thrill of dancing with a big team made her a big fan of hip hop and jazz dance, and eventually encouraged her to become the CityU dancers' team manager. 'We have a lot of experience with stage and street performances, so we're very confident we will have a great show. 'We invited a professional choreographer to help us out with dance moves, and we've been practising for the past two months,' So said. The international dance troupes that will be performing today are Wrecking Crew Orchestra, Merry Monarc, Brazil's Grupo Capoeira Brasil and China's CBA Cheerleaders. World tap dance master, James Devine, will be giving his debut performance in Hong Kong. The Irish tap dancer is the current world record-holder for the fastest tap dancing. WTC's 'Dance Till Dawn' countdown show will be held on the shopping mall's ground floor. The event will continue until 12.30am on January 1. For more information, call WTC at 2576 4121.