Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 ASIAN COMPETITIVE CIRCUIT (including workshops)

Updated : 11th April, 2015



16-18th January, 2015 (Friday-Sunday)

Sailing from Singapore. Get on board for some sun, fun and amazing dance.



17-18th January, 2015 (Saturday-Sunday)

EVENT : Anna Borisova in Kuala Lumpur Workshop
Organizer : Brancy Nekvapil (+6012 5555 809)
Country : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (HELP College of Arts & Technologies)
Contact : brancy@bellyfusion.com



24th January, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : 2nd H & A Danceworld Ballroom Dancing Championship 2015
Organizer : Annie Dancework & Ho Dancesport Studio
Country : Penang, Malaysia (Georgetown City Hotel)
Contact : h.a.annieoo@gmail.com



15th February, 2015 (Sunday)

EVENT : ADC Asian Tour - Seoul, Korea
Organizer : Korea Professional Dance Council - Mr Jay Park
Country : Seoul, South Korea (The-K Seoul Hotel Convention Center)
Contact : ladancer@naver.com
URL : www.korea-open.com



22nd February, 2015 (Sunday)

EVENT : ADC Asian Tour - Tokyo, Japan
Organizer : Japan Dance Council - Mr Isao Nakagawa
Country : Tokyo, Japan (Nippon Budokan)
Contact : jdc-office@crux.ocn.ne.jp


28th February, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : ADC Asian Tour - Taipei, Taiwan
Organizer : T.I.S.D.D.A - Sammy & Jane Liu
Country : Taipei, Taiwan (Taipei Arena)
Contact : dance@tisdda.org / dance2658@gmail.com



5th March, 2015 (Thursday)

EVENT : ADC Asian Tour - Zhang Jia Gang, China
Organizer : Yuan Dong Dance Teachers’ Association - Mr Zhang Xiang Guo
Country : Zhang Jia Gang, China (Zhang Jia Gang Stadium)
Contact : zhu13836305079@live.cn


7th March, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : ADC Asian Tour - Macau
** NOTE : THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES ** 


8th March, 2015 (Sunday)


EVENT : The 23rd Chin-Shi Cup Ballroom Dancing Championship
Organizer : Chinese Dance Sport Association - Mr Larry Chen
Country :
Contact : larry.chen@mail.tbcnet.net


8th March, 2015 (Sunday)

EVENT : The 8th Donnie Burns Cup Open Dance Championships
Organizer : Hong Kong Ballroom Dancing Council
Country : Hong Kong (Regal Riverside Hotel, Shatin)
Contact : info@dance.com.hk
URL : www.dance.com.hk


14th March, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : 6th Malaysian Open Dance Fest, MODF (WDO World Championships)
Organizer : World Dance Academy - John Lim, Teressa Liew, Emily Mah
Country : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Berjaya Times Square Hotel)
Contact : professionaldancers@gmail.com


Official Line Dance list released - 19th Jan. 2015
  • Rugrats (8 yrs & below) - Baby Funk, Kelly & Fred Whitehouse
  • Juvenile (12 yrs & below) - Shawty Got Moves, Kelly & Fred Whitehouse
  • Junior (13-18 yrs) - Uptown Funk, Rob Fowler
  • Crystal (30-39 yrs) - MB Waltz, Jeremie Tridon & Audrey Gendre
  • Silver (40-49 yrs) - Indian Summer, Darren Bailey & Fred Whitehouse
  • Gold (50-59 yrs) - Voodoo Jive, Adrian Churm
  • Diamond (60 yrs & above) - Brighter Than The Sun,
  • Open (all ages) - 1. Say Something, Sae Min  2. Yes!, Simon Ward & Jo Thompson
For official step sheets & music, please contact Mr Lim Sae Min - saemin@idance-studio.com


14th March, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : 2015 WDC World Cup Championship
Organizer : T.D.D.A. - Michael Wang
Country : Taipei, Taiwan (Taipei Arena)
Contact : taipei.dance@msa.hinet.net



15th March, 2015 (Sunday)

EVENT : 2nd International Dance Asia Championship 2015
Organizer : World Dance Academy - John Lim, Joanne Leong
Country : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Berjaya Times Square Hotel)
Contact : professionaldancers@gmail.com



28th March, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : 2nd Brillante International Dancesport Championship 2015
Organizer : The DanceSport Academy - Melvin & Sharon
Country : Singapore (The Orchard Hotel)
Contact : Brillante@TheDanceSportAcademy.com
URL : www.Brillante-International.com (entry forms)




3rd, 4th & 5th April, 2015



26th April, 2015 (Sunday)

EVENT : 2nd Wilayah Open Dancesport Championship 2015
(Freedom to Dance)
Organizer : YS DanceSport Center - Y.S. Lee
Country : Bukit Jalil Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact : 




10th May, 2015 (Sunday)

EVENT : NATD Medallist Competition 2015
Organizer : NATD Competition Committee 2015
Country : OCM Hall, Jln. Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact : Ms. Julyann Khoo, Mobile No:+6017-4882205 




22nd-24th May,2015 (Friday-Sunday)

EVENT : Belly Dance Asia 2015
Organizer : Brancy Nekvapil (+6012 5555 809)
Country : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (HELP College of Arts & Technologies)
Contact : brancy@bellyfusion.com



13th June, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : 12th National Ballroom Dancing Championship 2015
Organizer : De Dance Academy
Country : Georgetown City Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Contact : 





13th June, 2015 (Saturday)




20th June, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : 16th Stardust Dancesport Grand Prix
Organizer : Louis & Catherine Dance Studio
Country : Singapore (Orchid Country Club)
Contact : louiscat@singnet.com.sg


2nd & 3rd July, 2015 (Thursday-Friday)

Country : Pattaya, Thailand



4th July, 2015 (Saturday)

Country : Pattaya, Thailand



5th July, 2015 (Sunday)

EVENT : 3rd Kuala Lumpur Open Dance Championship 2015
** Date & venue subject to change. Stay tuned **
Organizer : Amy Dancesport Center - Ms Amy Lee
Country : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Chin Woo Stadium)
Contact : 


11th July, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : The 2nd Malaysia & Thailand Dancesport Championship
Organizer : Unique Dance Studio - Ice Ku & Ooi Hock Seng
Country : Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia (Leong Say Tong)
Contact : Kdadancesport@yahoo.com


11th July, 2015 (Saturday)

Country : Hong Kong




16-19th July, 2015 (Thursday-Sunday)

EVENT : 13th Shenzhen China Open Championship 2015
Organizer : Gangloong Dance Association - Mr Manfred Wang
Country : Shenzhen, China (Shenzhen Gymnasium)
Contact : www.shenzhenchinaopen.com



25th July, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : 3rd Perak Show Dance Championship
Organizer : JJ & Alice Danceworld - JJ Chong & Alice Hor
Country : Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Contact : jj1alice@hotmail.com



8th August, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : 4th Ipoh International Dancesport Championship 2015
Organizer : MY Dancesport Studio - Yen Chin & Chun Wai, Michael Yeap
Country : Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia (Kinta Riverfront Hotel)
Contact : +6012 516 2708 / +6016 526 2708


22nd August, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : Ballare International Championship 2015
Organizer : Melvyn Low Dance Studio - Melvyn & Nancy Low
Country : Singapore (The Orchard Hotel)
Contact : BallareInternational@yahoo.com



30th August, 2015 (Sunday)

EVENT : 13th Crystal Dancesport Championship
Organizer : World Dance Academy - John Lim, Joanne Leong
Country : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Berjaya Times Square Hotel)
Contact : professionaldancers@gmail.com



31st August - 2nd September & 4-6th September, 2015

Country : Bali, Indonesia



5th September, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : 2nd Danz Club Ballroom Dancing Championship & WDC AL Penang City Open Amateur Championships 2015
Organizer : Danz Club - Richard Kang
Country : Penang, Malaysia (Bayview Beach Resort Hotel)
Contact : danzclub@gmail.com





11-13th September, 2015 (Friday-Sunday)

EVENT : 10th Jubilee Lombok International Dance Festival
Organizer : Mr Marcel De Rijk
Country : Lombok, Indonesia
Contact : rm@purimas-lombok.com
URL : www.purimas-lombok.com



19th September, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : 1st DanceMaxx International Ballroom Dancing Championship 2015
(WDC-AL Amateur League)
Organizer : DanceMaxx Factory
Country & Venue : The Royale Bintang Resort & Spa, Seremban, Ng. Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact : dancemaxxfactory@gmail.com



20th September, 2015 (Sunday)

EVENT : 2nd Negeri Sembilan Open Dance Championship 2015
(Freedom To Dance)
Organizer : May Chean Joyous Dance Academy
Country & Venue : Regent Hall, Seremban, Ng. Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact

3rd October, 2015 (Saturday)

EVENT : Queen Cup International Dance Championship 2015
Organizer : Erwan & Yulia Sportdance Studio
Country : Jakarta, Indonesia (Nelayan Restaurant)
Contact : dance_indo@yahoo.com


1st November, 2015 (Sunday)

EVENT : 2015 Parinama Shanghai Open
Organizer : Parinama Cultural Foundation - Ms Diana Kwan
Country : Shanghai, China (Mercedes Benz Arena)
Contact : info@shanghaiopen.org


1st November, 2015 (Sunday)

EVENT : 1st MBDC 'Freedom To Dance' Championship
Organizer : Malaysian Ballroom Dancing Council
Country : Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact : 


27-28th November, 2015 (Friday-Saturday)

EVENT : 22nd Penang International Ballroom Dancing Championships
Organizer : Malaysian Ballroom Dancers' Association - Dato Dr Henry Ooi
Country : Penang, Malaysia (Bayview Beach Resort Hotel)
Contact : mda_my@hotmail.com


20th December, 2015 (Sunday)

EVENT : 1st Malaysia Open Dancesport Championship
Organizer : Veroy Ng
Country : Syuen Hotel, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Contact : veroy7649@hotmail.com


2nd-3rd January, 2016 (Saturday-Sunday)
** NOTE : The dates have changed **

EVENT : 3rd Hong Kong International No.1 Dancesport Open Championship
Organizer : Multi (International) Dancing Association - Mr Alfred Lai
Country : Hong Kong (Queen Elizabeth Stadium)
Contact : multidancing@gmail.com


 

And so we've made it into another fresh new year. 2014 was a difficult year, not just for my home country (Malaysia) but for the whole world. Challenges were felt on every continent and economies went on roller coaster rides everywhere.

The dancing world did not escape and many dancers, studios and organizers felt the pinch and the struggles. Most of the well established organizers continued with their events to uphold their names, reputations and their promise to dancers to provide world class competitions. Bravo !!!!

2014 also brought in many new partnerships throughout the year and the end of it saw the announcements of the end of several long term partnerships as partners moved on in their lives or developed new partnerships. Sad but exciting news.

It also saw the announcements of many couples deciding to move up to the professional level which means we'll be seeing a lot more competition for the existing professional couples and perhaps new champions in the amateur level.

All in all, 2015 is going to be an exciting year in dance. Organizers will be struggling in the falling economy but most are persevering and carrying on. Keep your eye on the listings, to follow, as I add notes to events that were earlier announced but had to withdraw. We look forward to Thailand coming back after a year of uncertainty due to their country's political situation.

To all dancers - keep the spirit fresh & alive and never, ever think you're good enough. Always strive to work harder, smarter and efficiently. See you all in Asia, soon!

The Voice of Dance, in Asia.

Bronya

Sunday, August 10, 2014

PLAY - 14th August, 2014 (Penang, Malaysia)


Good day and greetings from George Town Festival!

Scheduled to be one of the highlights of gtf2014PLAY is a production by Eastman (Belgium), choreographed and performing by world renowned dancer-choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Shantala Shivalingappa, premiering in Asia this August at Penang, Malaysia!

"Play" pivots on two intertwined conceits: the idea of play-acting, the role-playing required in theatre, and the games people play.  Games of chess, games of seduction, games of masquerades.  But in the process of evading the self, sometimes more is revealed than concealed.

In "Play", Shantala Shivalingappa weaves in vocabulary of Kuchipudi, both rhythmic patterns and gestural codes, quietly and naturally, into a piece that constructs itself around tales of love and separation.  Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui revels in the expressive canvas this provides where a minute inflection of the hand can transform the narrative, taking him into a world that he does not often get the chance to explore.

"Play" came into being thanks to the insight and impetus of Pina Bausch.  The late choreographer, who had long championed the work of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Shantala Shivalingappa, invited both of them to work together in 2008; they continued to build on that initial plinth, feeling the need to fulfill her wish.

Tickets are available online and trailer is available here.

Appreciate it if you could share the attached posters to your members, community, friends and family.  This is the very first time of both Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Shantala Shivalingappa will be performing in Penang, Malaysia.

In appreciation of your kind assistance, on behalf of George Town Festival, we would like to extend a pair of complimentary tickets to your good self for the showcase on 14 August, 2014 (Thursday) at Dewan Sri Pinang.  You shall be receiving an e-invitation soon, kindly confirm your rsvp soonest possible.

Please do not hesitate contact us at +604-261 6308 should you need further information.  Thank you.




On behalf of George Town Festival,

ALEX ONG
programmes co-ordinator

GEORGE TOWN FESTIVAL 
1st Floor, 86 Lebuh Armenian 
10200 George Town
Penang


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Blocked Dates - 2014



This is a list of dates that I already have confirmed bookings, including my travel dates for outstation & overseas travel.

Should you wish to contact me for any bookings, feel free to contact me at the following :



Email : bronyabishorek@gmail.com
Mobile : +6.012.299.1787
Whatsapp : +6.014.222.99.02




Blocked dates, 2014. [Updated : 10th Aug. 2014]

10th January, Friday [KL]

21st - 24th February, Friday-Monday [Tokyo]

27th February - 3rd March, Thursday-Monday [Taipei & Seoul]

7th - 10th March, Friday-Monday [Macau]

16th March, Sunday

3rd April, Thursday

5th April, Saturday

12th April, Saturday

17th April, Thursday

26th April, Saturday

11th May, Sunday

16th - 17th May, Friday-Saturday

6th - 9th June, Friday-Monday

29th June, Sunday

6th July, Sunday [KL]

17th - 21st July, Thursday-Monday [Shenzhen]

25th - 27th July, Friday-Sunday [Perak]

1st August, Friday [KL]

30th August, Saturday

31st August, Sunday [KL]

12th - 15th September, Friday-Monday [Penang]

20th September, Saturday [KL]

21st September, Sunday [KL]

26th - 28th September, Friday-Sunday

5th October, Sunday

10th - 12th October, Friday-Sunday [Perak]

25th October, Saturday [KL]

31st October - 2nd November, Friday-Sunday [Shanghai]

8th November, Saturday

9th November, Sunday [KL]

14-16th November, Friday-Sunday [Miri]

20th - 23rd November, Thursday-Sunday [Penang]

29th November - 1st December, Saturday-Monday [Singapore]

5-7th December, Friday-Sunday [Jakarta]

13-15th December, Saturday-Monday [Johor]

19th - 22nd December, Friday-Monday [Hong Kong]


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

European Competitive Circuit 2014

UPDATED : 23rd June, 2014          * Not in chronological order.



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Freedom To Dance 2014
9th May, 2014
URL : www.freedomtodance.org.uk
YouTube promo : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU38Z5kmlks

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Summer Dance Camp 2014
7-11th July, 2014
URL : http://www.dancecamps.dk/da/



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Note from the Organizers :

WDC German Open Championships Mannheim 2014

Good news for the beginning of the year: After the confirmation of the Orchestra Jack Million Band, we could proudly present to you today the following world class judges who already confirmed for Mannheim 22nd & 23rd June, 2014 by now.

What a great panel of adjudicators……..

Caterina Arzenton (Italy),
Hannes Emrich (Austria),
Gaynor Fairweather MBE (Scotland),
Hansi Galke (Germany),
Richard Gleave OBE (Great Britain)
Marcus Hilton MBE (Great Britain),
Markus Homm (Germany)
Evelyn Hörmann (Germany),
John Kimmins (USA),
Gary McDonald (USA),
Leonid Pletnev (Russia),
Svein Rotvolt (Norway),
Sergey Ryupin (Russia),
Mirko Saccani (Italy),
Augusto Schiavo (Italy),
Igor Soronovych (Ukraine),
Michael Wentink (South Africa),
John Wood (Great Britain),
Snieguole Wood (Lithuania)

We are looking forward to a great show and exciting competitions.
You may find further information at www.german-open-mannheim.de

See you in Mannheim

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A note from the organizers :

Dear dancers,
First and foremost we wish you a wonderful New Year, where you can dance where and when you like. The Amateur League knows as nobody else your eagerness to dance under the best conditions and: we have NEWS for you!

You all know “Blackpool” and of course “Paris”.
Would anybody have thought that those fantastic organisers would join their forces to create yet another fantastic event?? YES, they do!!

In close cooperation with the Dance Promoters Association (DPA) the WDC AL European Championships will be held onthe 19th and 20th of April this year in combination with the famous Blackpool Junior Festival.
The Amateur League will provide the best possible circumstances for all couples to dance in the most beautiful ballroom you can imagine.
This all on “holy ground”: Blackpool.
What better place to accomodate the European Championships 2014?

We all hope to see you this year in Blackpool on this championship in April.
So enter now and be part of yet another great Amateur League event!
Information and entries: http://www.dancepromotersassociation.co.uk/

See you all in Blackpool in April!
WDC AL
Samuel Stopford, Donnie Burns Mbe, Fred Bijster

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A note from the organizers :

36ème Nuit de la Danse et de l'Elégance
February 8th 2014 - Paris, France

WDC/al Latin & Ballroom championships 
"Duel des Geants" (Show dance amateur championship)
Fan page: Nuit de La Danse et de l'Elégance — with Michel Aufrere.

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