The 27th Annual General Meeting of the Kuala Lumpur Dancers' Association (KLDA) was held on May 3 2009 at its premises at Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat in Kuala Lumpur. In his opening address, the president, C C Lai spoke of the achievements of the past year and the plans for the future. Among the many activities organized last year was a "Hope Charity Dinner And Showdance" which was held on July 19 in aid of the victims of the 2008 China earthquake and Myanmar cylcone disasters. Several members of the KLDA performed at this fund-raiser and a total of RM83,000 was collected from this event.
A Non-Conventional Sports Day was held inWisma OCM on July 26. At this event, workshops for Ballroom, Latin American, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Hip Hop, Jazzercise, Michael Jackson Dance Steps and Line Dance were conducted by members and invited instructors. To train the debutantes and their partners for the Viennese Ball 2008 Kuala Lumpur, the Austrian Embassy leased the Superstar Hall from September 26 to October 23. Other events like parties, a karaoke sing-a-long, potlucks and an open house were also organized during 2008.
Going forward, the Kuala Lumpur Dancers' Association intends to embark on a campaign to boost its membership which presently stands at about 100. To encourage more dancers to come to the KLDA to practice there, (and hopefully join as members) the KLDA has decided to reduce the daily charge from RM15 to RM10 per person. The KLDA is also looking into subsidizing the dance fees for young and promising dancers. In view of the global financial crisis, a scaled-down KLDA Gala Ball will be held at its premises on August 8 2009 so as to augment the "subsidy fund". The KLDA has also decided to raise the entrance fees to RM1000 from RM500 for adult members and to RM500 from RM250 for youth members (under 21 years) from September 1 2009.
The following members were unanimously elected to serve in the executive committee for the new term 2009/2010 :-
President - C C Lai
Vice President - Alan Liew
Treasurer - Grace Chan
Vice Treasurer - Jane Ong
Secretary - Tramaine Tan
Vice Secretary - Cecilia Kuan
Dr C K Chang
Tan Kay Leong
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