Justin & Nora foxtrot-rumba in their wedding banquet to thunderous applause & cheers from their guests.
Just wanted to thank you for everything you've done to make my wedding even more beautiful and memorable.
Though I'm passionate about dancing, I never thought I would do a wedding dance, since Justin has 3 left feet and little exposure to music.
But with your encouragement and promise that you would be able to choreograph something simple for him, we finally agreed to take up the challenge and he could finally experience the joy of dancing with me."
Robin & Pele Representatives to World Professional Championship- Wednesday 28 November, 2012
Robin and Pele are honoured to represent Singapore at the recent 2012 World Professional Ballroom Championship, in United Kingdom/Blackpool. We also represented Singapore at the 2011 World Professional Ballroom Championship, in South Korea.
Robin and Pele are the only local dance teachers that currently compete in Professional Ballroom. Although most professionals retire latest in their early forties, even though we are way past that age, we believe in competing for as long as possible as this keeps us up to date with the latest dance trends and techniques.
It gives us exposure to the best dancing in the world. This in turn gives us the experience and knowledge to be better teachers and judges.
Kent & Wei Ling Tango Cha Cha Wedding Dance Singapore- Friday 23 November, 2012
I owe you some lines for the photos. Here they are:
(ok, they are not really "some" lines but "alot" of lines)
It all began when we decided to perform at our wedding dinner. The shy husband was given a choice by our wedding planner and I: Sing or Dance.
He was stuck between a rock and hard place as both options were unpalatable to him. He finally decided on dancing as singing was a much scarier option and dancing would be something different for our guests.
Like the secret societies of yesteryear, we all swore to secrecy and agreed that this dance would be a surprise to all, including our parents. Hence, we were so covert in our operation that our parents did not know what we were up to.
In addition to the intensive private wedding lessons, we practised our routine secretly at our enclosed basement carpark. Each time a car were to drive in and park, we often would have to stop dancing and pretend we were training for some sports event. We also had to lie that we were at the gym each time we returned home hot and sweaty after the carpark practice!
The lights dimmed and the music came on. Everyone at our wedding dinner was so surprised and cheered thunderously for us when we appeared on the dance floor. All hurriedly took out their phones, cameras and other recording devices to catch us in action.
As the routine unfolded, Kent and I became more and more relaxed, relishing every single moment on the dance floor. The dance ended to rapturous applause and cheers. My dad was even overheard telling a relative, "I didn't know my daughter could dance so well!".
DanceThrob/RpMerleon Competitors Against All Odds! 8 April 2012- Sunday 08 April, 2012
A grueling month leading up to yesterday's Stars Of Tomorrow Ballroom Dance Championship; but was happy that it cumulated with satisfying results after all the hard work cajoling, sweet talking, scolding, persuasion, prodding, manhandling & shaping DanceThrob/RpMerleon students into better competitors.
Extremely proud of our Solo Latin Medallist gals who gave their best against veterans competing in the over 16 years event. Yan Ying only learnt for a year while Nora only 10 months in once weekly lesson group courses on every Monday 8pm or Sunday 2:30pm to keep fit & have fun. Never taken any technique lessons before, it was the shock of their lives when finally they started intensive technique training just a month ago!
Even though the gals only learnt to dance with proper Latin hand styling just this year, against all odds Nora battled into all 3 final events and secured 4th in Samba, 5th in Cha Cha & 6th in Rumba; despite a disadvantage competing against Solo Open category gals. Yan Ying did well to dance on-time in the Cha Cha event and she's raring to compete again
Noteworthy to mention are Kenneth & Jing Hua, competing in Standard again after a stint in Latin, and securing 2nd in Pre-Novice Slow Waltz thus gaining confidence to forge on.
For this dancesport championship, Pele was honored to be invited to judge while Robin was present to lend support to our competitors ...
Shining Rising Stars In The Making! 17 March 2012- Saturday 17 March, 2012
Following the success of their previous victories in the pre-mature promotion to Beginner level competitions last November 2011, Naoki and Irene again stunned many especially all current Novice competitors of more than a year, with their victory in their first Novice Rising Stars Standard competition Waltz & Quickstep on 17 March 2012 in Alliance Open Dance Championship Singapore.
This pair of shining rising stars in the making captured the hearts & souls of everyone, including a pair of long time Indonesian friends of ours (DanceThrob/RpMerleon's Trainers' fellow competitors when we were competing in amateurs) who competed in the same championship. For they already were convinced that our students, Naoki & Irene will secure champions even before the results were announced! ...
Scored 4 champions out of 5 dances by RpMerleon students- Sunday 27 November, 2011
A resounding win by the dark horses of DanceThrob/RpMerleon Studios, sweeping up 4 champions plus a 2nd in Beginner Standard competitions. Naoki and Irene surprised many people and especially themselves on 27 Nov 2011, where the Raffles Open Dancesport Championship was held.
What shocked many was that they were originally supposed to only take part in Pre-Beginner Standard, but 3 days ago they were told to 'upgrade' to Beginner Standard (the next higher level) for more competitors there. There was no time to adjust routines and they had no choice but to dance purely Pre-Beginner variations that consisted of Pre-Bronze Medallist steps, against others that had flexibility to utilise the full range of Beginner Silver Medallist steps & the advantage of more competitive experiences compared to their single competition 2.5 months ago.
Fortunately their good basic foundation, built over months from drilling at DanceThrob/RpMerleon Studios carried them to victory. Most of the drilling came from their group Standard Technique classes held every Saturday afternoon. There we focused on quality dancing through exercises and fundamentals ...