Thursday, April 15, 2010

Confirmed Details of Ballroom Course

Drove like a mad cow. Ran up the escalator with the friendly guard laughing at me to slow down (which doesn't usually happen). Screeched to a halt in front of the ECA Office and waited half an hour for Mr. Polt to arrive at college.

You can blame our Malaysian transport system.

But unnecessary stress aside, this morning's meeting with Reinhard Polt left me feeling buoyant. Excited. For the terrific, fabulous experience we could have at the Viennese Ball which will be organised in KL, this year or the next. For those who'll be unoccupied on March 3 2011, you could even be among the 160 couples selected worldwide to open the annual ball held in the Viennese Opera House.

And all we have to do to be part of that... is to join his workshop at our college - because, as the organiser, he only allows in dancers who have been trained by him.

Confirmed details of the Ballroom Course

Date: April 17 & 24 (Saturdays)
Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm

Dress code: Anything that does not restrict movement
Shoes: Closed shoes for males. Preferably closed shoes for females as well, with a little heel. If you have to choose between the heel and closed shoe, take the closed shoe. Strictly no slippers allowed.

Plenty of slots still available, sign up now!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Put On Your Glass Slippers

Course details from Reinhard Polt himself!

Each Course should have a duration of 10 hours.

We can choose to spread the 10 hours over
4 days (2.5 hours per day)
or one weekend:

Sat & Sun
Morning (2.5 hours)
Afternoon (2.5 hours)

I propose the weekend idea because it would be more convenient for our cousins from TDC Subang to join us.
*Yes, I invited them so hopefully we can have a balance of male and female dancers.*

Mr. Polt is returning to Europe on Apr 25, so we have to conduct the Course over the next two Saturdays!
New, confirmed dates: April 17 & 24
Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm

The schedule for both Saturdays is as follows:

10.30am Class
1.00pm Lunch break
2.00pm Class
4.30pm Dismiss

If there are more than 30 participants, fees would be RM100 per person.
The minimum number of participants is 20. Then the cost would be RM150 per person.
Every participant will get a 'diploma' upon completion.

If anyone is interested in joining Mr. Polt's group from Malaysia to perform as a Debutant at the Vienna State Opera House on March 3 2011, please email me so I can tell him asap!
Just drop a line at
Please have also a look at their website regarding the Viennese Ball in KL:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Featured dancer of the month.

WE shall take about our own 'Malaysia Production' before we move to international dancer. Proudly introduce the awesome dancer of the month!

Fellest Yan!
Chief Instructor of KL UGDN - Fellest Yan Sunshung (Fellest). Featured in various tv commercials such as Twisties (the afro), DiGi (regarding the thumb), UOB credit card, Baskin Robbin's, Panasonic (washing machine), Yamaha and many more. Founder of ROYAL PHANTOM DANCE STUDIO.

Specializes in all styles of street dance, hip hop, break dancing, popping, locking, krumping, new skool hip hop. 

His repertoire is extensive, check it out: Creator of and Judge for Astro’s Tv Reality show "Battleground," Judge and Choreographer for TVB’s Tv Reality Show ‘Junior Idols’. Choreographer and performer for many events in Malaysia including the recent "High School Musical On Ice Tour," Choreographer for 8TV's “The Alam Story”, for local artistes such as Hannah Tan, Liang, Danny One, and Eric Leong, among others. Collaborated with Radio stations like, AI.FM, TV stations like 8tv and Astro for event performances. Also Collaborated with international dancers like Madonna’s choreographer in dance performances. Appeared in various TV advertisements such as Nokia, Coke, Converse, UOB bank, etc.

Now can you see how great is our malaysian dancer?

A round of applause for you, Fellest.

He is always be the V.P's( Lienn) favourite dancer.
-the groovers-

Monday, April 12, 2010

ThDC earth hour performance.

a round of applause for the ThDC beanies.

-the groovers-

Thursday, April 8, 2010

P.s. Calling All Cinderella's

Additional information on the ballroom crash course

Venue: Taylor's Sri Hartamas
Date: Sometime during the April holidays (now 'til 18th)
Price: Depends on number of participants. Mr. Polt has charged RM100 for 10 dances in the past! Ultimate steal.

Mr. Polt is actually scouting for talent to send over to the real Viennese Ball in March 2011. Only the best of the best will make it.
On a lighter note, if there is enough response in Malaysia, he will organise a KL version of the Ball this year itself.
The only debutantes permitted at the Ball are those trained by him.

Please get the word around so we can confirm our numbers and fix a price.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

So You Wanna Glide Across the Floor?

Ballroom Dance Lessons with World-Renowned Reinhard Polt (Austria)

Mr. Polt is the same person who has been training debutantes for the annual Viennese Ball since KL's inaugural Ball in 2007.
He's here in Malaysia and willing to have lessons for us, ThDC, during the holidays (Apr 8-18).

Check him out, yo.

And for the uninitiated, get the scoop on the Viennese Ball here.
Teens who clinched spots as debutantes were sponsored HEAD TO TOE; designer gown, shoes and all. ^ ^

It is a big, big deal that he's willing and available to teach us in person.
Do grab hold of this opportunity to learn from the best in the world,
it doesn't get any better than ballroom taught by an authentic Austrian dance master.

Please submit your names as soon as possible.
We gotta hurry if we want to arrange classes for the hols!

Note: Photos are of actual inaugural Viennese Ball in KL.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tickets to Spotlight on Singapore Dance Theatre

sold out.

Here is a glimpse of what we're missing.

Piano Concerto No. 2, Opus 102 by Edmund Stripe (UK/Canada)

Glow-Stop by Jorma Elo (Finland)

Excerpt from Swan Lake

Oh man.
Book earlier next time.

*Sniff sniff*

Friday, April 2, 2010

Box of Goodies

Notice to Get Up and Get Out of Your House:

A series of dance showcases are in town this April, a sort of prequel to the mind-blowing West Side Story hitting our shores in May. Feel free to attend any of these shows - preferably as part of the Club though!

April 2

DANCEBOX April 2010 is back with seven short dance works springing out of the box and onto the stage, all for only RM10. A joint production between MyDance Alliance and The Actors Studio Theatre, Dancebox is a platform for new dance works by emerging choreographers, and experimental, informal or work-in-progress showings.

Dance works featured are Instant, An Altered State Of Consciousness, Turbulence, The Parasite In Her, Gasp/Stuck and Chambers Of Red.

Showtime is tomorrow (8.30pm) at The Actors Studio @ Lot 10, Roof Top, Level 8A, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail in KL. If you are interested to perform in future Dancebox events, contact Bilqis Hijjas (017-310 3769) or Alternatively, browse

April 8-11

DUA Space Dance Theatre will stage a full length contemporary dance piece, Black & White@VARIATION in Pentas 2 of Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) from April 8 till 11. This is another big-scale production after Chinese musical dance epic, Anak Malaysia, which was staged last year.

Choreographers Anthony Meh Kim Chuan and Aman Yap Choong Boon collaborate to create the 75-minute production under high degree of tacit from the aspects of content, creative idea presentation and costume design for the performance.

Tickets (by donation) are RM33 (adult) and RM23 (student, senior citizen and the disabled). For details, call 03-8070 0890, 016-208 1217 or 03-2027 9000. Online booking at For more details, browse or

April 9 & 10

AFTER 10 years, the Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) returns to Kuala Lumpur for a two-night only performance, Spotlight On Singapore Dance Theatre.

The SDT is set to enthral dance lovers with a diverse evening of both contemporary and classical ballet works that showcase its dancers’ versatility and virtuosity. Led by artistic director Janek Schergen, the 25-strong company performs Piano Concerto No.2 (Edmund Stripe); Glow-Stop (Jorma Elo) and classical excerpts from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

Showtime is April 9 and 10 (8.30pm) at Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac), Jalan Strachan in KL. Tickets are RM20 and RM10 (students, senior citizens and the disabled). Promotion: family package – buy two adult tickets and get two tickets free. For details, call 03-4047 9000 or browse or

Just drop a line to let us know you're interested in going.
This blogger (Nicole) is definitely setting her sights on the Singapore Dance Theatre showcase! The perfect break after a gruelling trials.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Alex Poppin' Rex

Starting from this month , we will be featuring a Malaysian dancer to be the Dancer of the Month.
Almost everyone knows about him now that he's been crowned champion of the Gatsby Stylin' Dance Contest.
We proudly present to you...
the one and only
Poppin' REX!
Forget Michael Jackson, here's the new King of Pop.

*Proud with a right to be* 

Visit Royal Phantom Dance Studio if you are interested in Marcus Tucker's Idealogy:

''Don't just learn, Understand.''

~Taking Street Dance To A  Royalty Standard~

-the groovers-


Sorry for the very late post:
We shall start with something awesome,
to our dearest teacher advisor:
Happy Be-be-be-lated Birthday,
Missy Cheryl!!
Hope she loved our little surprise.

Nicole's artwork, and an Opera from San Terri.

Lots of love,

CNY Celebration.
The china sluts. babes.

Lienn, Hong Onn and Nicole.

Lienn, Nicole, Hong Onn and Isabelle.

The seniors.


SMASH Dance Workshop:
*Tik Tok, on the Clock~*

New bunch of soldiers.

Underground training.

Random shot.

P.s. Mad2Max is BACK IN TOWN!!

-the groovers-

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

'said I'll See Ya at the Showdown!

Whoever wasn't there... missed out, 'yo.

But Scansion of Groove, courtesy of ThDC, is gonna bring you the highlights of it all!

Touted as

"A one-of-a-kind dance crew show,

That's taking it from the street!",

The Showdown weekend did not fail to impress.

For the year's first dance event, the only ones from ThDC were its top two figures (Nicole and Lienn). We expect better response next time!

Nevertheless, we had a lovely surprise meeting with our cousins from TDC subang (who rather snuck up behind us before giving a pseudo-cough)!

Scheduled to start at 9 a.m., registration took a couple of hours so we took off for brunch at Paddington House of Pancakes.

Do join us for future dance events.

Even dancers need their calories. XD

Cholcolate fondue;

A hearty breakfast or scrumptious lunch - take your pick.

It was scorching; no exaggeration.

One of the first faces I recognised was that of Thomaz Chee of Inversion. Checkin' out the standard? =]

The heat drove crowds to the shade of the bus stand; some preferred to watch from the far side of One Utama's entrance.

But as ever, seeing dancers in action is worth the discomfort.

Especially when Famous Crew appeared to kick the competition up a notch.

Giller Battle warming up before their audition.

Air flare.

Same dancer here.

Sequence shot

No matter if it looks like he's taking a fall;

I guarntee you he wasn't and that it was a show of skill.



With the likes of Dennis Yin, Lady 7 and Bobby from Battleground in the flesh,

it was hard not to feel the heat.

Now watch this.

360 flip!

Managed to catch a moment with our ex-HipHop instructor, Nikki.

Look how she tip-toes, ahah.

Don't be fooled, though.

This petite figure can pack a punch in her moves, as she proved in the auditions

- which, by the way, her crew had just joined for the experience of it since they were not able to commit to doing the whole show. Or maybe it was also for the great applause and judges' comments: "You are the crew we've been waiting for."

Either way, we won't be seeing them on the show. =/

The above was a recollection of Saturday's auditions.

This blogger had not anticipated being at the next evening's Battle, but things fell into place and paved the way for her!

So there I was again on Sunday, gratified at my windfall.

*Photo from Saturday; I did not wear the same outfit twice without washing!*

The stage reserved for Battle.

Constructed like a boxing ring, with blackboards on either side for crews to write their names on.

Two crews at a time were called out,

Each gave a teaser to one minute of the Showdown soundtrack (which is rather catchy, actually. Still stuck in my head).

Then both took to the stage to battle each other; knockout style.

Loser erases their name from the blackboard, but is not necessarilykicked out of the competition just yet.

First to go head to head were HMC Phlo and Floor Fever!

They share the same training ground and are no strangers to one another, thus increasing tension.

Floor Fever are old hands at the game; HMC Phlo weren't bad at all for a bunch of self-professed juniors!

Next up, the cheerleading-based crew, Freak Show. I was a little put off by the girlish posture the guys had, and certainly they did a lot of booty-shaking in addition to their cheerleading-influenced routines. But the lead guy showed impressive spirit that translated into his movements; that changed my mind about them being 'ghey'.

Their opponent? None other than the all-girl Soul Krazy.

This crew pulled out their secret weapon which they kept concealed on Sat; a breakdancing chick. Wowed the judges - and audience!

Then came Famous Crew who of course had fans screaming out loud,

versus H2O Crew who'd flown in from Kuching.

A pairing most ill when all others worked fine;

H2O were only boys on the playground - no match for the seasoned men of Famous.

It was, however, a good attempt by the East Malaysians.

Good grace too, upon being owned.

The following couple of names were unfamiliar because both were from East Malaysia.

Freezable vs. Borneo Soul Breakers. *Hawt name eh*

This battle was well-matched. Freezable impressed me with their very clean style, whereas BSB had some pretty good breakin' goin' on.

A pleasure to watch, notwithstanding the cigarette smoke that filled my nostrils (courtesy of the short fart standing in front of me) and the twinge of not sitting for a few hours, in plain slippers.

I forget which crew this really is. But heck, the one called Backyard Revolution obviously had a biased fanbase over there in OU. How else could they stir up more ruckus than Famous Crew and Floor Fever? Get real. You probably imported your moral support. =P

Anyway, Backyard Revolution was up against Funka Faction Junior, the sole shuffling crew in the Battle. This drew some flak (as any crew that doesn't break is bound to), and they looked just like they belonged in Park Shuffle with their perfectly identical colour-mosaic hoodies, floppy fringes, and exactly the same Nike's.

As before, their beginning bordered on mediocre and so did the rest of their routine, until they got to the shuffling itself - that they knew about.

Their opponents brought on the fight; I rather liked them though I don't remember exactly what was done.

The last two crews I caught were big names in the scene;

Wakaka and Giller Battle.

They brought out the ammo, man... Alam's crew (Wakaka) stuck to what they best did - b-boying, and Giller Battle struck back without flinching.

There was a moment for me... when I saw a dancer in blue from Giller Battle

doing the most beautiful air flares I've ever seen.

He went on and on, like a dustmote gliding across the stage. Beautiful.

And that was when I got dragged home most reluctantly.

Oh, did I mention Dennis Yin was mere feet away during Battle? In purple Barney shoes, lol.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dance Fair 2010

An invitation from the world of Salsa Cruise Asia:

In conjunction with the launching of Dance Cruise Asia 2010, our latest dance-themed vacation and also the unveiling of portal, we are organizing Dance Fair 2010 at Kuala Lumpur Dancers Association (KLDA) on the 30th January 2010. Our Objective is to cultivate dance interests among the public hence our tagline
' A Celebration of Dance Diversity '
If you like traveling and haven't got plans for the weekend , come with your family and friends.
This event is open to all and most of all FREE.
Did I also mention that you can win a

This is going to be a very exciting and fun event with so much to do. Here are some ideas... you can start off by checking out our latest event Dance Cruise Asia 2010 featuring a dance cruise vacation to 3 countries - Shanghai, Japan and Korea. Then join us for FREE dance workshops by some of the best dance instructors in (and out of) town.
Don't worry if you cant dance... this is where we come in to help. If you decide to continue your dance journe, the dance school booths will be offering some really good deals to start you off your dance track and if you're lucky enough, maybe you'll win some FREE DANCE CLASSES too!
Other than dance schools, there will also be booths featuring dance accessories, dancewear, shoes and guess what... authentic Malaccan food stalls, just in case you're hungry!






TIME:12.00 NOON TO 6.00PM




email your rsvp to

If you're eager and manage to find the time, here's the
Map to KLDA:

~Groovin' On~

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Showdown 2010

You ready for the big one?

8TV is bringing in talent from the streets onto your TV sets, with Showdown 2010!
Dubbed as the best dance crew competition in the history of Malaysian television programming, Showdown 2010 is indeed, in a class of its own.

For the uninitiated, street dance is a flexible form of dance that enables each crew to freestyle according to their own pace.

Exciting hip-hop and fusion dance styles come together
as crews
battle it out along with
professional training and tricky challenges
all thrown into the mix.

During the auditions, the dance crews will break into their own brand-of-style routines to impress the judges. Each crew comprises of between five to seven members.

Successful crews who make it through the auditions will have to go through the ‘Battle’ stage, which takes place the very next day. During this stage, the crews will be involved in a one-on-one battle and the winning crew will proceed to the next stage in KL.

The Johor auditions are over;
Now they're coming over to KL, so why not check out some fresh moves this weekend?

The event'll be held at One Utama's New Wing
Auditions 30th Jan (Sat) 9am - 3pm
Battle 31st Jan (Sun) 5pm - 8pm

(Details were correct at time of publishing, but were not able to be reconfirmed online. This blogger is willing to take the risk of being wrong, though.)

The reality series will start airing on the last day of March,
every Wednesday at 9.30pm.

Boasting award-winning songwriter-rapper Joe Flizzow and experienced dancer-actress-choreographer Maple Loo as the judges, Showdown 2010 aims to bring forth the idea that street dancing deserves more respect and attention from the public.

Maple Loo, pole-dancer extraordinaire.
Be there, or drown in your drool.

This blogger (Nicole) is going no matter what, so interested members, please mail us at if you'd like to come along.