Dancing Diwali with Creative Latin Dance Academy

1. getting ready for Dancing Diwali
1. getting ready for Dancing Diwali

Dressed in resplendent traditional Indian costumes, students of Creative Latin Dance Academy (CLDA) put up an impressive Bollywood-style stage dance performance to entertain family and close friends in conjunction with Deepavali, the Festival of Lights.

2. Dancing Diwali opening dance
2. Dancing Diwali opening dance
3. Black Illusion
3. Black Illusion

The Deepavali party, presented by Ipoh-based CLDA, was well supported by parents of the students and guests, who came dressed to the nines according to the theme of the event.

4. Purple Dimension
4. Purple Dimension
6. Galfrenz
6. Galfrenz

I have been invited to several dinner dances hosted by CLDA over the past couple of years and have literally seen these children grow up.

7. CM Generation
7. CM Generation
8. BF Girls
8. BF Girls

I honestly think that their dancing skills, led by academy founder-cum-principal CL Tan, have improved delightfully.

9. CLDA founder-cum-principal CL Tan with dance partner, Darwen Tolentino
9. CLDA founder-cum-principal CL Tan with dance partner, Darwen Tolentino
10. Sweet Girls
10. Sweet Girls

These young students took just a few weeks to rehearse for Dancing Diwali and they did really well with no missteps. The highlight of the evening was when CL Tan took to the stage with a Latin dance, partnering Filipino choreographer, Darwen Talentino.

11. Pretty Women
11. Pretty Women
12. Latin Dance
12. Latin Dance

The evening of light, music and dance was full of energy that even parents let their hair down by taking over the dance floor, despite not attending dance lessons.

13. CL Tan with Carman Loh (R)
13. CL Tan with Carman Loh (R)
14. family dance
14. family dance

Dancing Diwali was more exciting when a lucky draw was conducted and some of the guests walked away with prizes that included set lunch vouchers redeemable at Potpourri House Café and gift hampers.

15. dance students of Creative Latin dance Academy with founder-cum-principal CL Tan
15. dance students of Creative Latin dance Academy with founder-cum-principal CL Tan
16. one of the nine lucky draw winners walks home with a set lunch voucher sponsored by Potpourri House Café
16. one of the nine lucky draw winners walks home with a set lunch voucher sponsored by Potpourri House Café

The event continued into the night, as all were invited to join in a fun dance. Well, after all, it’s the weekend!

17. one of five winners of a gift hamper
17. one of five winners of a gift hamper
18. CL Tan with one of her dance teachers
18. CL Tan with one of her dance teachers

CLDA is located at 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.

Well-versed in Latin dances, CL Tan teaches Latin dance, Ballroom dance, Social dance and Dance fitness.

Besides conducting classes for children, juniors, adults and seniors, she also holds private lessons for competitions and performances, as well as dance for events and functions.

Event: Dancing Diwali with Creative Latin Dance Academy (CLDA)
Venue: Potpourri House Café, Ipoh
Date: 20th Oct, 2017
Time: from 7pm

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With love

18 thoughts on “Dancing Diwali with Creative Latin Dance Academy

  1. I love these types of event! Fun and music and just pure talent on stage. But your remark on how some of them are already grown up from starting as a child was really heartwarming! Goes to show that this academy is truly inspiring to nurture these children into young adults and able to keep their talent alive!

  2. This looks like it was an amazing Diwali celebration! I love all the beautiful costumes – I wish I had celebrated this year. Dance is a perfect way to honor this beautiful Indian festival of lights!

  3. I want their dresses! Because the fabrics are very luscious and looks expensive 🙂
    Glad you have a wonderful Diwali!

  4. Wow Latin-Indian ey, a good combo coz the moves are similar the whole body movement. Lovely event, so much energy and colour.

  5. wow it’s definitely an entertaining show because I like music, dancing and singing and I’m even active dancing for stage performance in the past

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