1. junior God of Prosperity has arrived

1. junior God of Prosperity has arrived

Dancers dressed in resplendent red Chinese New Year costumes blazed the floor in a Lunar New Year dance presentation, marking the start to an evening of the Creative Latin Dance Academy’s second anniversary celebration.

2. Chinese New Year dance

2. Chinese New Year dance

3. group Cha-Cha by STC

3. group Cha-Cha by STC

The dinner-cum-dance provided an excellent opportunity for these students to display their footwork not only for Latin dances but also Kpop and other genres, under the tutelage of Creative Latin Dance Academy founder-cum-principal CL Tan, over the past year.

4. Oh No No by Galfrienz

4. Oh No No by Galfrienz

5. Kpop dance by Lucky Clover

5. Kpop dance by Lucky Clover

Creative Latin Dance Academy, known as CLDA in short, was founded by Tan Cheng Lee, or CL Tan among friends. Coincidentally, Tan’s initials could stand for ‘Creative Latin’ while her surname rhymes with ‘dance’.

 6. Cha-Cha by Purple Dimension

6. Cha-Cha by Purple Dimension

7. Cha-Cha by STC

7. Cha-Cha by STC

In her opening speech, CL Tan said, “Tonight’s celebration is not only for our dance students to showcase their skills, talent and creativity but it also allows them to build their courage for public performance.

8. Rumba

8. Rumba

9. Cha-Cha

9. Cha-Cha

“It is my hope that more parents would allow their children to explore the world of dance. It is an activity that promotes a healthy lifestyle.”

10. Cha-Cha by Emma (R) & Bonnie (L)

10. Cha-Cha by Emma (R) & Bonnie (L)

11. Cha-Cha

11. Cha-Cha

Indeed, with support from their instructors, parents and siblings, as well as fellow students, the dancers, some of whom are still very young, did exceptionally well in their routines.

12. Ballroom performance

12. Ballroom performance

13. Creative Latin Dance Academy founder-cum-principal CL Tan (5th from right) with guest-of-honour Dato' Tan Lian Hoe on her right, along with other VIP guests and sponsors

13. Creative Latin Dance Academy founder-cum-principal CL Tan (5th from right) with guest-of-honour Dato’ Tan Lian Hoe on her right, along with other VIP guests and sponsors

Guest-of-honour Dato’ Tan Lian Hoe, chief of women’s wing of the Malaysian People’s Movement Party (Gerakan), was seen enjoying herself as she was entertained by the non-stop programme.

14. group photo of students of Creative Latin Dance Academy with founder-cum-principal CL Tan

14. group photo of students of Creative Latin Dance Academy with founder-cum-principal CL Tan

15. group Jive

15. group Jive

Some of the Latin dances presented were Jive, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Samba and Paso. Also included in the line-up were Ballroom and Kpop-style dancing, to the delight of the young audience.

16. group Cha-Cha

16. group Cha-Cha

17. Kpop dance by STC

17. Kpop dance by STC

The celebration came to a close with a lucky draw session where sponsored prizes of gift hampers and travel packages were given away to lucky guests.

18. Cha-Cha

18. Cha-Cha

19. Paso by Bronze Class

19. Paso by Bronze Class

CLDA is located in Taman Pengkalan Puteri (Ipoh) and was established in August 2014. CL Tan began teaching about six years ago after learning Latin dances for more than ten years.

20. Jive by STC

20. Jive by STC

21. Line Dance by STC

21. Line Dance by STC

Well-versed in Latin dances, CL Tan teaches Latin dance, Ballroom dance, Social dance, Dance fitness, besides conducting classes for children, juniors, adults and seniors.

22. Samba by Black Illusion

22. Samba by Black Illusion

23. Jive

23. Jive

Furthermore, she holds private lessons for competitions and performances, as well as dance for events and functions.

24. Lucky Clover's Kpop dance

24. Lucky Clover’s Kpop dance

25. CL Tan & Black Illusion

25. CL Tan & Black Illusion

Currently, CLDA has about a hundred dance students. Additionally, CL Tan is engaged to conduct classes at a dance studio in Sungai Siput.

26. Jive by Purple Dimension

26. Jive by Purple Dimension

27. lucky draw session

27. lucky draw session

Event: Creative Latin Dance Academy 2nd Anniversary Dinner-cum-Dance
Venue: Restaurant Kim Wah, Falim
Date: 7th Jan, 2017
Time: 7pm

28. Flash Mob: Key to the World

28. Flash Mob: Key to the World

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