Sarawak’s Tyng Dance Academy shines in national, int’l dancesport events

Tyng with TDA’s athletes at the MYDF and WDSF events in Johor recently. Photo credit: Tyng Dance Academy

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 9: Sarawak’s Tyng Dance Academy (TDA) has achieved unprecedented success in Malaysia DanceSport Federation (MYDF) and World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) events held in Johor recently.

In a press release, the academy said this highlights TDA’s commitment to excellence in dancesport and the rich potential of Sarawakian athletes on the national and international stages.

“At the forefront of TDA’s triumph was 12-year-old Jayda Chang, who made history by becoming the Double Champion in the MYDF Closed Solo Latin Female Junior I and Junior II categories.

“This extraordinary feat marks the first time a dancer from Sarawak has led the Malaysia solo dance rankings in both age groups, signifying a landmark moment for the State in the competitive dancesport arena,” it said.

The academy added that another dancer, Trisha Yap, secured a top three finish in the National Ranking for Junior II, while her performance in the WDSF Open Solo Latin Female Junior II category placed her in fourth place—marking the highest position achieved by a Malaysian in this category at the event.

“Claudin Tay, another of TDA’s skilled athletes, showcased her prowess by reaching the finals in both the MYDF Closed Solo Latin Female Youth and Adult categories, earning her a spot among Malaysia’s top six.

“Her success in the single dance Paso Doble category, where she won a gold medal, further highlights the comprehensive training and dedication present within the TDA community.”

Collectively, TDA’s athletes brought home 29 medals from the competition, including four gold, two silver, and nine bronze, among other accolades.

“These achievements are a testament to the hard work, discipline, and passion that Tyng Tyng, principal of TDA, and her team instil in their students. They reflect the academy’s dedication to not only fostering exceptional dance talent but also promoting the cultural heritage of Sarawak on a global scale,” said the academy.

Meanwhile, Tyng said their athletes’ achievements are a beacon of hope and inspiration for aspiring dancers across the State and the country.

“We will continue to work hard, pushing the boundaries of what our dancers can achieve and ensuring that Sarawak remains at the forefront of dance sport excellence,” she said.

For further inquiries about Tyng Dance Academy and its programmes or to join the academy, please contact +60109733388.

Dancesport is competitive ballroom dancing, as contrasted to social or exhibition dancing. — DayakDaily