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Catholic Mission School wins Asian Cup

HONG KONG (SE): The dance team of the Catholic Mission School, Central, won the Asian Cup championship which took place at Youth Square, Chai Wan, on February 10. 
 
The contest is the qualifying round for the finals of the annual World Dance Cup, the leading international dance event in which thousands of dancers from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.
 
The team won the qualifying match with a three-minute modern jazz dance performance. A total of 25 students of different nationalities joined the team.
 
According to their volunteer instructor, Aleli Tso, most of them had no foundation in dance and were first time performers. 
 
It was also the first time the school joined the international competition.
 
“I think these students have so much to learn, and I am willing to teach them with all my heart,” Tso said.
 
The team prepared for the contest by practising for an hour every week two to three months beforehand.
 
Tso admitted that it took a lot of patience to teach the students so that they could focus on the practice with discipline. Some lacked confidence so she had to push them to try and they finally made it.
 
Two of the performers, Leilah and Lianne were her daughters, who are in primary three and five at the school.
 
She believes what helped the team win was their willingness to learn, show their talent and enjoy the fun. Moreover, the concept of their dance was unique, showing modernity and fun at the same time.
 
Tso told the Sunday Examiner on March 1 that the team was still deciding whether they would join the finals of the World Dance Cup to be held in June in Portugal this year, as they need to consider expenses and the schedules of the students.

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