Uniting Through Dance: Line Dancers Gather to Support Those in Need

Over 600 line dancers from Indonesia, Singapore, and all over Malaysia, including Sabah & Sarawak, gathered at SEGi University on 5 March for a good cause. The LDF@KL2023 event was in support of the Line Dance Foundation, an international organisation that helps and supports those involved in line dance on a professional basis during difficult times such as illness, accidents, natural disasters, and more. The Line Dance Foundation stepped in and distributed financial aid to numerous instructors/choreographers worldwide, including several Malaysians.

Jennifer Choo Sue Chin, the LDF Ambassador of Malaysia, organised the LDF@KL2023 event, which raised over RM28k for the Line Dance Foundation. Over the course of six hours, 80 songs were played to a full floor of line dancers who have learned the choreographies by heart, while instructors/choreographers from various groups took turns to lead on stage. There were two dance choreography workshops by Winson EWS (You Were There For Me), Philip Gene Sobrielo and Rebecca Lee (Won’t Forget You). The dancers were also treated with a captivating Chinese Modern Dance performance by Ivy Low’s dance group.

Line dancing is a healthy pastime that exercises not only the body but also the mind. Most line dancers enjoy a terrific social activity since it allows them to socialise, exercise, and feel good about themselves. The event aided the project SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being. In addition, the event commemorated International Women’s Day and the International Day of Happiness while promoting SDGs 5 and 9, Minimise Inequality. Through the Line Dance Foundation, the donations indirectly helped those in need in line with SDG1 No Poverty and SDG2 Zero Hunger.

Line dancing is a global hobby in which line dancers worldwide can travel to any location and dance together, establishing global unity. The event drew many dancers to visit SEGi University for the first time and they were astonished by the campus’s physical splendour and facilities. The event’s success has cleared the door for future dance events at SEGi University. Overall, the event was a big success in encouraging healthy and enjoyable activities for a good cause, with proceeds benefiting numerous SDG efforts.

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