Yoyo School of Dancing has educated many outstanding dancers since the school established. Yoyo dance studio has been always strengthening the quality of teaching to ensure that students receive formal and systematic dance training. Yoyo School of Dancing is grandly launching the "Wonderful Dancer Series". There are outstanding dancers who were invited by Yoyo dance studio to tell everyone about their dance learning experience, dance knowledge, and some interesting stories that happened during their dance training. In their dance worlds, I hope you can feel the valuable qualities they possess such as positive efforts, persistent love, the pursuit of perfection, the respect for and trust in their dance instructors. The spread of the "Wonderful Dancer Series" will help you to set a goal in dance and give you a better understanding of these dancers with their beautiful dance stories. I hope you dance with the rhythm, dance with the body, and dance with the heart.
"Wonderful Dancer Series" of this article is Melodie Wong
There are many firsts that come with dance and I’d like to celebrate every one of them. It goes without saying that my very first of many “firsts” would be the first dance class I have attended. At that time, my understanding of dance was quite limited; I thought of dance as simply moving to the sound of music. I wasn’t wrong, but wasn’t entirely right either. Starting at Yoyo School of Dance, the first thing I learned was I have chosen to learn Chinese dance and that it has more to it than just moving—one had to have resilience. The first skill I was able to accomplish was a bridge. This skill would eventually be the initiator of many other skills I would be acquiring for the first time. After bridges came splits, handstands, cartwheels, walkovers etc.The process that took me to acquire these skills taught me many things, especially patience. As many things became increasingly difficult, I had to understand that these cannot be accomplished in one day. Only through practicing do you really begin to realize the importance of being resilient.
Around four years ago, I experienced my first time as a TA (teaching assistant). Through this opportunity, I was able to broaden my perspective on dance. Learning dance and teaching dance were two completely different things such that in learning dance you are responsible for how you are supposed to execute the movements, while as a TA, you are responsible for helping others execute their movements correctly. Being placed as someone who is held accountable for helping others to achieve their firsts, it made me feel happy how far I had come. Yet, this still tells me that I am far from being accomplished; I still have many firsts in dance I want to experience.
Jinjin: When I first met Melodie, she was a junior high student. I was deeply impressed by her. Her smile is always the sweetest, and her dance is always the most beautiful. I hope she will be a shining star in the dance world and love dancing forever.
Want to see Melodie's dance? Click the video link below :-)