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Dancing Demo by Magdalen & Philip

While visiting in Hong Kong in April, Magdalen and Philip Lee presented a demo/talk of their excellent dancing technique to friends. Wah Yan alumni in Hong Kong were invited too.

Here is Philip’s description on how it went:

“The dance/demo went smoothly. The venue was the school hall of the very prestigious Peak School on Hong Kong Island. It was quite big so we were able to dance the choreographies of each style of dancing. We demonstrated each of the 5 dances first to show the character of each style and then went through some basic steps of each style. We combined theory with practice by calling upon the audience to take part in working out the actions of some figures. Magdalen and I took turns to explain the basic techniques in establishing a ballroom hold, transference of weight and movement in action. We divided the men from the ladies with me working on the men steps and Magdalen working on ladies steps. Some of the people present had some experience in ballroom dancing but most did not, so it was quite challenging to keep everybody interested and happy for nearly 4 hours non-step. We managed to go through the 5 styles of ballroom dancing: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep as well as 3 New Vogue dances: Swing Waltz, Barclay Blues and Tango Terrific. By the end of the session most people were exhausted and complained about sore knees and ankles but I think they had thoroughly enjoyed the dance demo/talk.”

          

          

          

          

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