started the Year 2009 off with a series of workshops
by Cato Larsen, an acclaimed instructor from the
"Land of the Vikings", Oslo, Norway who
was invited by the association. It was Cato's first
trip to Hong Kong (and Asia) and the event proved
to be a truly memorable experience for both parties.
venue for Cato's workshops was ther walk-in studio
in Wan Chai. Classes ran for three consecutive days,
from January 7th and there were eight sessions altogether.
One at the Beginner/Easy Intermediate, four at the
Intermediate, one at the Intermediate/Advanced and
two at the Advanced level. With Cato's "Viking"
charm and no nonsense teaching style, he certainly
got the best out of his students at all levels and
in record time.
climax of Cato's visit was the New Year Party held
in his honour at The Hong Kong Football Club. There
was a scrumtious buffet dinner, fantastic raffle
prizes donated by generous dancers, and dancing
from pm to midnight.
taught everyone a partydance called "Festival
Fun" and led the dancefloor in some of his
own works, "Am I?", "Burning"
and "She Danced".The party ended at midnight
and many lucky guests left with happy "photo
moments" with one of the most charming Linedance
instructors/choreographer they had ever met.
the first event of the year out of the way, another
one followed a month later. The Hong Kong Linedance
Association kicked off the Year of the Ox (Lunar
New Tear) on Saturday 14th February with eighty
participants dancing and enjoying the social in
the walk-in studio in Wan Chai. The celebration
started at ten am, with dancing led by noine other
than our Chairwoman and Head instructor Lina Choi.
To celebrate the official opening of classes in
the Year of the Ox, the ceremony of cutting the
roast suckling pig took place at the auspiciour
time 10.30am. Many were busy posing for photograps
while others were setting up the buffet table with
lots of delicious home cooked food.
dance and Be Merry" was definitley the theme
of this Chinese New Year Celebration, and all those
who attended were wished a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous
Year of the Ox.