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.