Monday, September 15, 2008

Some Interesting Dance Spots In Kuala Lumpur

For those living in Kuala Lumpur where do you normally go to for ballroom dancing or practice your dance routines? Where would you find a dance hall big enough to perform your Quickstep scatter chasses, Foxtrot bounce fallaways or Viennese Waltz natural & reverse turns? Here are some of the few dance spots in Kuala Lumpur which have big dance floors suitable for ballroom dancing.

KLDA - The Kuala Lumpur Dancers' Association (KLDA) is located at Level 2, Indoor Sport Complex, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, diagonally opposite the Stadium Negara. There are 2 dance halls at the premises, namely, the "superstar" and "fame" halls. Both halls are available for rental and are ideal for private practices, dance lessons, seminars, functions, etc. The bigger "superstar" hall is available for practices every Sunday from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm and every Monday to Friday from 8.00 pm to 10.30 pm. To join as a member you need to pay a one-time entrance fee of RM500 and a monthly subscription of RM30. For non-members the floor charges is RM15 per person per visit. For enquiries and bookings please call Tramaine (012-2339123), Grace (012-3255380) or Jane (016-2220716).

YMCA - Did you know that dance competitions and workshops were held in the YMCA Kuala Lumpur during the 1960s as there were not many suitable venues in KL back then. Founded in 1905, the YMCA KL is located at 95 Jalan Padang Belia, Brickfields near the KL Sentral Railway Station.The dance hall is open for practices on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30 pm to 11.30 pm. To join their dance section you will first need to become a member of the YMCA by paying an entrance fee of RM20 and an annual fee of RM60. In addition you will have to pay a monthly fee of RM25 to the dance section. For visitors, the floor charges is RM10 per person per visit.

RSC - The Royal Selangor Club or RSC in Jalan Raja was established in 1884 and was one of the earliest clubs in Malaysia. From the dance hall you have a magnificent view of Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) with the beautiful Sultan Abdul Samad Building in the background. The ambience really gets you in the mood for dancing. The dance hall is open to RSC members and their invited guests only. The RSC has a strict dress code for members and their guests. Jeans, tee-shirts and sports shoes are not allowed. Members are able to dance there every night unless the dance hall has been booked for a function. The dancesport committee also organizes a "dancesport night" once a month for members and their guests.

SDS - Super Dance Studio (SDS) is located at 2-2 Jalan 9/95B, Taman Cheras Utama near the Cheras Pantai Medical Center. Ballroom, Latin American and other social dance classes are conducted here. SDS is open to the public for dancing and karaoke sessions every Friday and Saturday from 7.00 pm to 12.00 midnight. There is also a tea dance every Sunday from 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm. For more information please contact Andy Wong at 012-3866906, Angie Chin at 014-2333811 or email:

Best Wishes,

Dance Aficionado
Dancesport Malaysia

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