Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Boogie Wonderland (Part 2)

I was informed that there were initially supposed to be six solo finalists but two were disqualified for reasons I'm unsure of. Not that the remaining were complaining. It was a nice eclectic mix as it was: Sharol @ Jack the freelance veteran (the dude who competed with me at 1 Utama), Sin Yee the ex-gymnast, Bernard the body popper... and the retard who thinks 'mambo' is a retro theme night at Zouk.

Classes were held at The Dance Space at Sri Hartamas. The cab rides there from the office during rush hour were financially and physically taxing, but all classes were already sponsored for us and therefore compulsory. Organizer representatives would pop by every now and then to keep track of our regular attendance.

Cardio Hip Hop was taught by Fellest on Tuesdays, Hip Hop by Lily on Thursdays. Fellest was thoroughly influenced by J-pop; his moves incorporated a lot of sharp angles, complicated arm patterns and DDR-like hopping. Lily on the other hand had a jazzy style, with lots of swings, slides, kicks and body rolls.

There was a time when TV3 came over to shoot us during one of Lily's sessions.

Lily (in black top, far left) showing how it's done. The solo finalists are lining the back row (L-R): Sin Yee, Bernard, Me, Sharol

Trying to keep up

Getting the hang of it


Making it obvious that I suck at TV without a script

Practice makes sorta kinda perfect (Slightly dark)

We were later told by one of the sponsor reps that the solo finalists would not be competing against each other for the RM1000 prize - in fact, all four of us will win RM1000 EACH, given that we attend every class and successfully perform a group dance at the Grand Finals. It sounded easy enough... or so we thought.


Blogger ryousuke ida said...

ooo... 1st comment...
RM1000 each huh??

hmm.. someone was having fun dancing and making a blunder at the same time.. hehe..

2:10 PM  
Blogger Amakanchi said...

One can see that you have lots of fun dancing :)..! So 4 people each getting 1000 RM ..and what about the rest..who are all those other people dancing?

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Jay said...

All the best..hope you win a cool grand!

10:26 PM  
Blogger burn666 said...

Can't wait to find out what the catch was... ;)

2:02 AM  
Blogger The Everglades said...

I love the fact that we get pictures AND video with your posts.

I wish I could dance, but sadly I suck.


12:21 PM  
Blogger Amakanchi said...

Yeah and I wonder where you get those videos from..and how u put them online...;)

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

link not working leh. but whatever it is, all the best! -LC

11:50 PM  
Blogger ryousuke ida said...

ever noticed after she posts a new submission and she goes missing for almost 4 or 5 days? :P

6:31 AM  
Blogger cyber-red said...

stay for the money.. stay for the money...

1:00 PM  
Blogger Fashionasia said...

wei the new header shall i put it in a nicer way.....erm...doesnt compliment you ler........

5:31 PM  
Blogger Me said...

best of luck....

1:40 AM  
Blogger disco-very said...

ryousuke ida,
yeah it was fun to have my body coordination challenged to that extent. and i go off every now and then to focus on my work. if only i was paid to blog...

all the other people dancing are people who normally attend the class - it's the solo winners who are joining in, not the other way round. i got the pics & videos from one of the sponsor reps who was kind enough to burn them onto a customized CD for me and the other dancers.

thanks mate. watch this space :P

there wasn't really a catch... just a lot of unnecessary complications.

the everglades,
it takes a bit of work to upload it all but it's worth it to hear that peeps like you appreciate it. so thanks :) do come by and i'll teach you the truffle shuffle.

not sure why the link doesn't work for you, i just tried it and it seems fine. let me know if problems persist. thanks for your interest!

no need to tell me! :P

that's the whole point... pls note the blog title...

thanks for the support.

5:30 PM  
Blogger ryousuke ida said...

hmm.. paid to blog huh??
wokays.. where's my payment boucher? :P

2:30 AM  
Blogger ryousuke ida said...

kidding on d last one..
it wouldn't make sense to b paid to blog in the first place either..
the blog wouldn't no longer b authentically urs ;)

2:35 AM  

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