More than 100 dancers, breakers from Sarawak, Sabah register for Sarawak DanceSport Championship 2023

Abdul Karim (seated centre), in a photo-call with (seated from left to right) Ngiap, Chester, Victor and ministry official Suzie Lim with Poon (standing at left) and JayC (standing at right).

KUCHING, April 12: More than 100 dancers and breakers from Sarawak and Sabah are converging in Kuching on April 30 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) for the Sarawak DanceSport Championship 2023 and 18th Anniversary Dinner & Dance.

The event is organised by the Sarawak DanceSport Association (SDA) with support from the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Entrepreneur Development (MYSED), Sarawak Sports Corporation (SSC), Sarawak State Sports Council (MSNS), and Sarawak Youth and Sports Department.

According to a press release, the event is the association’s first physical DanceSport competition and function in three years, following a three-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic which halted all physical activities in 2020. At the end of 2021, an online competition was held.


“This was revealed during a courtesy call on MYSED minister Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, by SDA officials led by president Chester Lim, who took the opportunity to invite the MYSED minister as guest-of-honour for the SDA 18th Anniversary Dinner & Dance featuring finals of the Sarawak DanceSport Championship 2023,” stated the press release.

Also present at the courtesy call were SDA vice president Dr Victor Bong Nee Shin, treasurer Poon Tzia Lok, breaking division leader Ho John Cris Panganeban, and committee member Ngiap Ker Sing.

“The minister was also briefed on SDA’s proposal to include DanceSport, which includes three main disciplines: Standard, Latin, and Breaking, in SUKMA XXI or future SUKMA meets, which would serve to spur positive development in Sarawak and Malaysia in the long run.

“SDA president Chester Lim concurred with the MYSED minister that DanceSport could be considered for inclusion as an exhibition sport in SUKMA XXI.

“Currently, the Breaking discipline is in the coming Cambodia SEA Games 2023, where Malaysia is touted to win medals. Breaking will also be competed in the Paris Olympics 2024,” the statement added. — DayakDaily