Meet the KLDA Idols who are a bunch of vivacious and gregarious youngsters who just love to dance and 'wanna' have fun. This dance troupe which was formed last year are trained by Dean Craig Kim from South Korea, the resident coach at the Kuala Lumpur Dancers' Association (KLDA). The KLDA Idols' first public appearance was at the KLDA Gala Ball 2009 on August 8 where they stole the show with a spectacular and very entertaining performance. Since then, the KLDA Idols have performed at a few other functions organized by the KLDA. The members meet up regularly at the KLDA to attend dance classes and to practise there. The present 4 couples of the KLDA Idols comprise the following:-
Vernon Choo (16) & Cheah Yen Thing (15)
This young couple has been dancing together for 5 years and they were the Malaysian Junior Latin Under 16 champions for many years. They have represented Malaysia in many dance competitions in Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan and won the South East Asia Latin Junior Under 16 Championship in 2008. The both of them are studying in Sri Garden School in Kuala Lumpur.
Alfred Choo (18) & Carmen Choo (21)
Alfred and Carmen have participated in many dance competitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan. They represented Malaysia in the dancesport Latin events at the Asian Indoor Games 2009 in Hanoi, Vietnam where they managed to make it to the semi-finals. Both are presently dancing with different competition partners now.
Kelvin Choo (20) & Villy Chai (27)
Kelvin & Villy were very active competition dancers with their previous partners and have won numerous championships before. A first year undergraduate at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in Semenyih, Kelvin also teaches dancing during his free time. Villy, a business woman and part-time dance teacher, competes in Latin American Amateur events.
Lee Keng Lek (18) & Hazel Swee (21)
Standing at 180 cm, Keng Lek is the tallest in the group. Keng Lek and Hazel were former competition partners before splitting their partnership. The tallish Keng Lek who now competes in the Ballroom Amateur events is probably the youngest Malaysian competitor in this category. Both Keng Lek and Hazel are currently pursuing their tertiary education in Kuala Lumpur.
> Spectacular Showdance Performances At KLDA Gala Ball 2009