Dedication pays off
Published: Fri, 03 Aug 2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Teddy Ong’s decision to spend his father’s birthday taking part in a dance competition was vindicated when he won RM1,000 in the Super Dancers 2012 finals recently.
“(This is) my gift to my dear father in Malacca. The money that I won today will be spent on a birthday gift,” Ong said.
He was crowned champion of the Solo Category in the finals in Sungei Wang Plaza and won RM700 in cash, RM300 in shopping vouchers and three months of karaoke at WOW Karaoke Box.
He will also represent Sungei Wang Plaza at the grand finals in Penang.
“Winning this really made me feel happy and confident to pursue my dream to be a professional dancer,” said the talented youngster, who juggled time between school and rehearsing for this competition.
The Super Dancers 2012 finals saw the participation of eight solo contestants and eight groups. Contestants were judged on dance technique, choreography, creativity and showmanship, music selection, attire and overall performance.
Four-member group Le’Z was proclaimed champions in the group category and will also be representing Sungei Wang in the grand finals.
Le’Z team leader Rain Lam said their prize money, RM1,500 cash and RM1,000 in shopping vouchers, will be used for new dance costumes, phone bills and their expenses in Penang.
Their winning dance performance consisted of street dancing and a mixture of Pokemon elements which wowed the crowd and judges.
“This contest encourages people, not only youngsters but from all walks of life who have a passion for dancing to show off their skills and talents,” said Sungei Wang Plaza promotions and public relations senior manager KK Lim.
He said the idea to have this contest in malls would attract people to not only take part in the contest but also to patronise the mall.