Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dancing for NYP Open House!

He was so engrossed in teaching that he didn’t even notice we had stepped into the studio. The 23-year-old dance instructor, Wei Fong, is back to teach his juniors choreographed moves that will impress even the nimble footed.

Wei Fong, who is formally from acclaimed dance group Foreign Bodies himself, has so much interest in street style dancing that he even set up a dance studio, Studio Dance Meets, with some of his former Foreign Bodies team members, where eight different styles of street dancing are taught.

For the uninitiated, Foreign Bodies are a popular CCA group, in which auditions are conducted like in American reality show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. Just kidding! But bottom line is, it is hard to get in.

Visitors to NYP’s Open House 2012 are in for a treat. Secondary school students will be treated to a visual display of synchronised popping, gliding, locking and b-boying to some heady street beats. If you are thinking of joining them, visit NYP’s Club Crawl, where various CCAs recruit in galore.

The current members practice an average of 3 to 4 hours each day for their Open House performance. The more zealous ones practice up to 7 hours per day. However, it was clear that they enjoyed dancing from the way they paid attention to Wei Fong, and tried so eagerly to mimic his moves.

That is not to say the students didn’t have fun. They laughed whenever they made mistakes, and apparently didn’t seem to mind coming back day after day for practice.

For those of you who are interested to see what Foreign Bodies are all about, come to NYP’s Open House on the 5th, 6th, and 7th January, and check them out. Various units from Foreign Bodies will be putting up solid 15 minute performances between programmes.

Be there or be square!

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