Monday June 18, 2012
Groovy steps and fine moves
By FONG KEE SOON
Photos by SAIFUL BAHARI
THRILL and excitement filled the air during the Ipoh Starwalk 2012 variety show at Stadium Indera Mulia.
Among the items that kept the crowd entertained were elegant and graceful ballet dancing from Crystal Dance Studio, where young ballerinas danced to the tune of Once Upon a December from the animated musical adventure drama film Anastasia.
Their crisp footwork was followed by mesmerising belly dancing by dancers from the Susan Dance Academy.
The crowd was then treated to some fast-paced action by Latin dancers from My Dancesport Studio who displayed several dance types such as Cha-Cha, Rumba and Samba.
The fun continued with waltz and tango performers from the Carol DanceSport Academy going on stage.
With graceful steps, they danced to the tempo and rhythm of the beat with their partners.
Computer animation student S. Suresh, 22, wowed the audience with a lightning fast bian lian (mask-changing) feat, followed by an unexpected hip-hop dancing.
An all-student group of six hip-hop dancers from the DArtiz Studio Ipoh had the crowd stomping to groovy street dance music,
Full of energy, the group showed off various styles such as breaking, locking, and popping.
The crowd also had the chance to witness a performance by nine junior gymnasts from the states gymnastic association.
Displaying impressive talent, the gymnasts delivered an amazing routine with balls, ribbons, clubs, hoops and ropes.
Experienced and renowned Emcee K.T. Pillai kept the audience in high spirits throughout the show with his witty remarks and jokes.
Platinum sponsors YES and Genneva Syariah sponsored the show which was held from 9am to 10.30am yesterday.
Among those who enjoyed the performances was Starwalk veteran Stephanie Chong who participated in the Women’s Veteran category.
The 45-year-old sales executive, who also participated in the Penang Starwalk, described the variety show as a good way to unwind.
“The performances excites me, especially the face changing show,” said Chong who had bagged medals in previous walks.