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Dance as a healthy sport


EXCITING: The Ipoh International Dancesport Competition will see local and foreign dancers aged 6 to 70 competing in various categories

IPOH: IPOH folk are in for a good time when the Ipoh International Dancesport Competition at Kinta Riverfront  commences on Saturday.

The event is organised by MY Dancesport Studio in collaboration with the Perak Society of Performing Arts. There will be two sessions -- the day event (10am to 4.30pm) and the finals (6.30pm to 11pm).

Some 250 dancers, aged 6 to 70, will be competing in the championship in the various categories.

The categories include the beginner, pre-novice, novice, pre-am, amateur rising star, amateur open and group competitions.

Several new events will also be introduced such as the solos for those under 8, 12 and 16. There are also entries from Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

MY Dancesport principal Yeap Yen Chin said the competition is aimed at providing a platform for ballroom dancers to perform in public.

"It also helps to promote dancing such as the rumba, salsa, samba, mambo and tango as a healthy sports among people of all ages.

"The top three winners will walk away with RM7,000 each," she said.

Tickets are priced at RM30 (day event/free seating) and RM80/RM120/RM160 and RM200 per person ( dinner).

For bookings, call 05-548 7814/012-516 2708/012-512 5532.

Couples putting their best foot forward in ballroom dancing.

Contestants showcased several Latin dances.

A couple in another Latin dance.

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