The line dance sessions keep them in
shape and are also enjoyable.
SUBANG JAYA: They may be grandmothers
but that didn't stop them from grooving to the
beat of chart-toppers by Fergie and Black Eyed
|MCA Kelana Jaya
division chairman Ong Chong Swen (fourth
from left) says women should come
forward and play a more active role in
their neighbourhood activities.
|The ladies letting
down their hair at the Lake View Club.
|The group made up of
women of all ages perform for the
audience after weeks of practice on the
USJ5 field. — Pictures by Luqman Hakim
Some of these grandmas, were among the 130
women who performed at the Subang Jaya Line
Dance Party at Lake View Club recently.
The women, aged between 30 and 70, practised
during their weekly line dance sessions on the
USJ5 field under the supervision of their
instructor, Grace Goh.
Their efforts paid off as the appreciative crowd
cheered during the performance.
Peggy Ho, 65, whose looks belie her true age,
said she has never felt better since learning
line dancing from a friend in Singapore eight
"I was determined to continue dancing as I
really enjoyed it. My husband has passed away
and my children are all grown up. I feel free to
dance whenever I want," said Ho.
The line group members each pay a RM5 monthly
fee. The youngest member is in her 20s while the
oldest is in her 80s.
Another member, Angie Ng, said the dance
sessions kept her in shape.
"Women should concentrate on their well being
and make time for exercise or other activities
that will keep them in shape," she said.
MCA Kelana Jaya division chairman, Ong Chong
Swen, who attended the line dance party, said
since September last year, her division has
organised a number of activities on a monthly
basis for the community.
Among those were the Mooncake Festival,
Christmas and Chinese New Year celebrations,
karaoke for senior citizens and paintball during
the Mother's Day celebrations.
"Women should come forward and play an active
role in their neighbourhood activities. We don't
just discuss political matters but also focus on
community affairs," said Ong.