The Hong Kong Line Dancing Association

   
   
總會簡介
About US  

Founded in early 1998 by Ms. Lina Choi, the Hong Kong Line Dancing Association was the first organization in Hong Kong to promote and instruct traditional line dancing classes. When the association was first established, there were only a few classes with a small number of students. Under Lina's professional direction, the association has grown in size and popularity. Structured classes from ultra beginner to advanced levels are now offered each week at various different venues throughout Hong Kong.

 

Aside from the regularly held line dance parties and social gatherings, Lina and her students are also invited to perform at various fundraising functions and promotional events. Previous performances include events organized by The Leisure and Cultural Services Department, The Hong Kong Sports Development Board, The Hong Kong Tourism Board, fitness associations, private clubs, community recreational centres, churches, senior citizen homes, educational institutions and non-profit organizations such as "Lifeline Express Foundation" and most recently, the "Regeneration Society" in November, 2016. At this charity event, Lina also had the honour to instruct the general audience in line dancing.

 

To broaden students' perspective of Line Dancing, professional instructors of international calibre are invited to conduct workshops at the studios. Over the years, guest instructors have hailed from United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition, line dancing students from abroad who are vacationing in Hong Kong have always been welcomed to join classes at the walk-in studio. The same goes for returnees who had previously immigrated to countries like Canada, USA, Australia and UK and were active participants in line dancing during their residencies there.

 

Overseas workshops are organized for students who have a particularly keen interest in line dancing, regardless of their level or ability. Lina has led teams to Hawaii, California, Las Vegas, Blackpool (England), Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Shanghai and Taipei. She has also participated as a workshop instructor on several of these trips. Talented and interested students have been encouraged to enter Line Dancing competitions abroad. At the 1st and 2nd Asian Pacific Dance Championships (UCWDC Sanctioned) held in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in 2003 and 2004 respectively, Lina's individual dance and choreography entries won awards in both dance and choreography categories. The most notable award was Lina's choreography "Holdin' A Good Hand", which won overall champion in the "Choreography Country Intermediate Section" in August 2004.

At the invitation of Doug and Jackie Miranda (California, USA and chief organizers of the Annual Vegas Dance Explosion), Lina participated as one of the workshop instructors at the 2nd Vegas Dance Explosion in Las Vegas in November (15 - 19) 2006. She taught four of her own dances, "Coconut Tree", "Blaze Of Glory", "Holdin' A Good Hand" and "The Last Waltz". The dance that proved to be very popular and well received by instructors and students alike was "The Last Waltz", which Lina choreographed just shortly before she left Hong Kong for Las Vegas. Invitations to teach at subsequent Event Workshops have included DanceFuntasia 2007 in Penang, Malaysia in June, 3rd Annual Vegas Dance Explosion in November 2007, 1st Asia Line Dance Cruise in May 2008 and WOW Line Dancing Spectacular 2010 in Shanghai, China.

The Association celebrated its 10th Anniversary from January 16th to 21st, 2008 with a series of workshop conducted by Roy Verdonk, an internationally renowned instructor/dance coach from the Netherlands. A celebration party with much fanfare was held at The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 21st 2008, emceed and coordinated by Doug and Jackie Miranda of DDM Productions, California. And at the 15th Anniversary Celebration in January 2013, globally renowned instructors Joey Warren (USA) and Jose Miguel Belloque Vane (Netherlands) were invited to conduct a series of workshops from January 23-25 for Lina's students as well as other local and overseas line dancers. A most memorable party was held on January 26 at The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai with the above two instructors as guests of honour and performers. It was an awesome evening of great dancing, food, students' and teachers' performances and social networking. The 20th Anniversary Celebration will soon be coming up, with the most amazing party scheduled for January 20, 2018 at The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Cenre in Wan Chai. Details of this event will be released at a later date.

On the charitable side, an appeal to members for the Sichuan Earthquake Relief Fund was launched shortly after disaster struck. A cheque for HK$130,000 was presented to the "Hong Kong Red Cross China Relief Fund" by Co-Chairwomen Lina Choi and Tsang Pei Wah on May 31st, 2008. Please click here for the Official Receipt and the Thank You Letter from Hong Kong Red Cross

In 2009, the Association made a donation of HK$10,000 through the Red Cross to aid victims of the deadly Typhoon Morakot that hit Taiwan in August that summer.


The following are some of The Hong Kong Line Dancing Association's past activities:

   
2016  
January 2 Annual Party at Craigengower Cricket Club (CCC)
May 10 Workshop by Gordon Elliott from Sydney, Australia
September 1-5 WOW 2016 Line Dance Spectacular - Taipei
November 18 Annual Party at Craigengower Cricket Club (CCC)
2015  
January 10 Annual Party at Craigengower Cricket Club (CCC)
2014  
December 4

Rachael McEnaney Workshop

2013  
January 23 - 25 Joey Warren (U.S.A.) & Jose Miguel Belloque Vane (Netherlands) Workshop
January 26
15th Anniversay Celebration at The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre with Joey Warren (U.S.A.) & Jose Miguel Belloque Vane (Netherlands) as guests of Honour
February 18 Visit to RBSC Polo Club in Thailand
September 10 - 12 Scott Blevins Workshop
October 28 HKJC 15th Anniversary Party
December 7 Annual Christmas Party at The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
2012  
February 22 - 23 Scott Blevins Workshop
September 6 - 9 WOW 2012 Line Dance Spectacular - Taipei
October 4 - 7 Windy City Line Dance Mania, Chicago, U.S.A.
2011  
March 16, 17 Vincent Chia Workshop
May 25, 26 Vincent Chia Workshop
June 22, 23 Scott Blevins Workshop
December 7, 8, 10 Rachael McEnaney Workshop
December 9
Annual Christmas Party at the Convention Centre with Rachael McEnaney as guest of honour
2010  
January 20 - 22 Workshops by Lee Easton and Fabienne Henshall of the U.K.
January 23
New Year Party with Lee Easton, Fabienne Henshall & Scott Blevins at The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
January 26 - 27 Workshops by Scott Blevins (U.S.A.)
July 21, 22, 24 Tom Mickers (Netherlands) Workshops and Party
September 3 - 5 WOW Line Dancing Spectacular 2010 Shanghai, China
September 9 Scott Blevins Workshop
September 25 Parent-Child Day, Yew Chung International School
December 11 Annual Christmas Party at The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
December 15-16 Vincent Chia Workshop
   
2009  
January 7 - 9 Workshops by Cato Larsen of Norway
January 10 New Year Party with Cato Larsen at The Hong Kong Football Club
April 22 - 24 Technique Workshops by Tom Mickers (Netherlands), a multi-talented performing artist and winner of multiple World Championships
October 24 Performed at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of St. Mary's Home for the Aged
   
2008  
January 16 - 21
The Hong Kong Line Dancing Association 10th Anniversary Celebration
January 16 - 20
Workshops by Roy Verdonk of Netherlands
January 21
10th Anniversary Celebration Party at The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
February 10
Performance at New World Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. Organized by The Hong Kong Tourism Board to promote the 2008 Olympics Equestrian Event to be held in Hong Kong in August
April 12
Performance at the American Women's Association Annual Charity Ball held at The American Club, Tai Tam
April 30 - May 7
1st Asian Line Dance Cruise
May 31
Sichuan Earthquake Relief Fund Appeal: A cheque for HK$130,000 was presented to the "Hong Kong Red Cross China Relief Fund" by Co-Chairwomen Lina Choi and Tsang Pei Wah
June 23
Visit by Professor George Kim, Dept. of Physical Education, Yonsei University, Korea to audit line dancing classes
September 17 - 18
Technique Workshops by Sam Arvidson from U.S.A. and Toshiko Kawamoto from Japan
November 22
Demonstration / Performance for HSBC Private Banking Annual Party at The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
   
2007  
January 8,9 Workshop by Vincent Chia, Singapore
January
Northern District Staff Development Day - Demonstration and Instructing School Teachers on Line Dancing
April 18,19 Workshop by Vincent Chia, Singapore
June 15 - 17 DanceFuntasia 2007 in Penang, Malaysia
October 25 Workshop by Vincent Chia, Singapore
November 14 - 18 3rd Annual Vegas Dance Explosion in Las Vegas, U.S.A.
December 2 Joint-School Program "Dance Together, Love Each Other Family Day Camp"
   
2006  
February 3-5 Blackpool, U.K.Workshop - 10th Crystal Boot Awards
February 22 Workshop by Doug and Jackie Miranda (California)
April 7
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Shatin) - promoting line dancing to its student body
April 11-13
Workshops with Vincent & Felicia Chia (Singapore) in walk-in studio
May 14
Line Dancing demonstration on Mother's Day in Maritime Square, Tsing Yi, organized by Women and Sport Commission (HK China Olympic Sports Committee), to promote the awareness of sports
June 16-18 Dance Funtasia in Taipei
September 26-28 Workshops with Vincent & Felicia Chia (Singapore) in walk-in studio
November 1-2 Workshops with Michele Perron (British Columbia, Canada)
November 15-19 Vegas Dance Explosion 2006 in Las Vegas, U.S.A.
December 6-9 Workshops with Barry Durand (Washington D.C., U.S.A.) in walk-in studio
December 10 Annual Christmas Party at the Convention Centre with Barry Durand as guest of honour
December 14
Performance at Yau Tsim District Police Headquarters - Christmas and New Year Party
December 16
Performance at St. Mary's Church - Christmas entertainment for the Church seniors
   
2005 
January Fund Raising Drive for Tsunami Victims Relief Fund
February Palm Spring Line Dancing Festival, California
April
Fund Raising Performance for the Lifeline Express Foundation, "Dance for Sight”
July 20-21 Workshop by Doug and Jackie Miranda (California)
September
Workshop by Doug and Jackie Miranda (California)
November 4
"Wild Wild West" - Charity performance, Grand Hyatt Hotel, at the invitation of SOPA to raise funds for the Society for the Relief of Disabled Children
November 30 - December 2 John Robinson's Workshop
December 3 Annual Christmas Party with special guest John Robinson (Kentucky, U.S.A.) and Benjamin Smart (Perth, Australia)
December 16
Christmas Entertainment at St. Mary's Church
   
2004
June 9 Workshop by Tammy Wyatt, Canada
June Funtasia – Malaysia 

August

2nd Asian Pacific Dance Championship (UCWDC Sanctioned) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

September Jam parties in honour of Singapore instructor Joseph Yip and his entourage of 40 students visit to Hong Kong
December 9 Annual Christmas Party

December

St. Mary's Church Christmas Entertainment for Senior Citizens
December 26

Olympian City – Performance and Lina's TV interview

 

 

2003  

February 15

Performances organized by the Wanchai and Yuen Long District Affairs Department
May Max Perry and Kathy Hunyadi Workshop in Japan
August 22 - 24
1st Asian Pacific Dance Championship (UCWDC Sanctioned) in Singapore.

November 16

Performance in Goldcoast

November
Hong Kong Jockey Club Shatin Clubhouse
November Workshop by Jo Thompson, U.S. Instructor and choreographer
December 13 St. Mary's Church – Christmas Entertainment
December 15 Annual Christmas Party
 
2002  
April to June
10-part series –Line Dancing Instruction by Lina Choi filmed and aired on TVB.

June

Asian Women's Association
July
Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Yuen Long District Affairs Events.
September 14
Workshop by Julie Talbort, Australian instructor
December 7 Annual Christmas Party
December
Community Chest Fund Raising Event. Broke the Guinness Book of Records for the largest turnout in any Line Dancing Event in the world. 12,168 participants all dancing for the full 7-minutes
   
2001
February
Chinese New Year Celebration – Wanchai District Affairs Event

April

Children's Activities Day – Church in Tsim Sha Tsui

May St. Mary's Church, Mother's Day
August Community Chest
September 9 Workshop by Annette Kennedy from New Zealand
November Junior Chamber of Commerce
November Kwun Tong North Community Centre
December 2 Hong Kong Girl Guides Association 85th Anniversary Gala
December 16 Annual Christmas Party
   
2000 
May / August YWCA – Senior Citizens Centre
August Filming by Cable TV in Kowloon Park studio
September
Hong Kong Polytechnic University promoting "Physical Fitness"
   
1999 
April Shatin Salvation Army Primary School
May
St. Mary's College – for parents, students and school community
August The Hong Kong Jockey Club Shatin Clubhouse Demonstration for Kids
   
1998 
February Wanchai Indoor Sports Stadium Dance Studio
May Methodist Centre
July
St. John's Ambulance Headquarters
September
Hong Kong Physical Fitness Association 12th Anniversary Celebration
October
Hong Kong Sports Development Board “Sports and Fitness” promotion
November
The University of Hong Kong Students Athletics Association - Sports Festival’ 98
   

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