Winnie Yu (Dancepooh)was the leader of the winning team of the Millennium Dancing Competition organized by the Fairchild Radio and Fairchild Television in 1999.
team was the champion in the Line Dancing Sub-Group of that event.
has more than 12 years of professional line dancing teaching experience; she
has accumulated much insight and experience, ready to be shared with all dancers.
dancing lessons in a systematic and unique fashion, and she
adjusts teaching pace and methods suitable to each individual student learning needs.
Hence, students of different ages and levels can learn line dancing in a comfortable environment, with full attention from our instructors.
Students are first introduced to basic dancing steps of different kinds of dance; these serve as an important foundation for developing line dancing skills and movements.
There are over 2,000 students under the guidance of our team of instructors, and the number is increasing.
Experienced and talented individuals have been selected from our students to be further trained as instructors, promoting line dancing in different communities.
Winnie has been a Tai Chi instructor for more than 12 years in the Ontario.
learned from the renowned Tai Chi Master Kwan Kwok Keung.
has been the first to integrate Tai Chi steps into the application of line dance movements.
has been diligently improving her
expertise in line dancing; she
consistently attends advanced dancing workshops from famous dancers around and out of town, searching for leading edge dancing skills and trends.
students can take the added advantage of her
up-to-date knowledge of the most recent and hit dances from different line dancing interest groups.
line dancing choreography career in 2004.
YMCA was her
first masterpiece which led to an initial success and received tremendous support and recognition from various line dancing interest groups.
Winnie's other piece, Summer Wine placed third at the Windy City Line Dance Mania in Chicago in 2004.
Also, she was the first award-winning Chinese line dance choreographer of Ontario.
has choreographed numerous pieces: 2 Butterflies, Banca Cha Cha, Little Waltz, Mice Love Big Rice, Timeless, CuCu, Disco Remix and Kung Fu Fighting.
choreographed some of the above pieces for raising funds for charity organizations.
After that, her
piece became popular amongst her
students and line dancing interest groups worldwide as she
sought after dances at parties and workshops.
In April 2001, the Year of International Volunteers, Winnie
was awarded the Silver Medal by the Province of Ontario in recognition of her
continuous contributions of volunteer services to our communities.
In addition, Winnie was also awarded a Certificate of Recognition in the year 2005 from the former Minister of Immigration and Human Resources of the Province of Ontario.
supports different kinds of charity events and activities in our communities, she
has been named the "Charity Line Dance Queen" by our dancing communities.
In 2001-2003, Winnie
students had voluntarily participated in the production of a TV commercial for Mon Sheong Long Term Care Centre
, promoting the services delivered by Mon Sheong
to the public.
also organizes charity parties raising money for this organization on a regular basis.
In December 2004, Winnie
collected a total of CAD10,000 from distributing her
own line dancing instructional DVDs collection.
All proceeds were donated to the Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund
to help with the South East Asia disaster.
In 2005, Winnie
has assigned some of her
trained instructors to teach line dancing in Carefirst classes.
No of classes have been increased from 4 to 19, levels from elementary to advanced.
has been consistently promoting line dancing activities and raising charitable funds for Carefirst Foundation
In 2006, Winnie
raised CAD30,000 in charitable funds for C.I.C.S. Immigrant Resources Centre by distributing her
line dancing instructional DVD sets (Chapter 5 to 12).
Every year she
organizes charity birthday parties; part of the proceeds will be donated to C.I.C.S. Foundation
In addition, she
organizes Saturday Night Line Dance Fun line dance parties on a regular basis, and all funds have been raised to establish the Immigrant Resources Centre
Students receive excellent opportunities to practice line dances while also raising money.
The whole set of educational DVDs (1-12) have been used by local mainstream libraries as reference resources for community users borrowing.
Thus Winnie has been appointed an Honorable Member by the Board of Directors of C.I.C.S.
On June 10, 2007, Winnie
team of instructors to break a record in a line dancing event in Canada - The Marathon of Line Dancing.
The records broken were the number of participants that have attended (800), the total hours of dancing (8), and the funds raised (CAD16,000) at this line dance marathon.
The beneficiary organization was Mon Sheong Foundation
On November 24, 2007, Winnie
personally organized a charitable line dancing workshop.
More than 300 students and line dance enthusiasts participated.
In 2007, Winnie
has begun uploading video clips featuring activities in classes, parties, and performance events to YouTube.
Also included are instructional video clips for easy reference and reviewing.
will continue to upload new line dancing video clips for students after class practices and for reference.
In March 2008, Winnie
was presented with the Chinese Phoenix Award by the Global Federation of the Chinese Business Women
in recognition of her
continuous contributions in promoting line dancing activities in our community.
In June 2008, Winnie
team instructors and students to participate in the 2008 Charity Line Dancing Marathon Party.
During this 9 hour Marathon, Winnie Yu
also briskly appealed for on-the-spot cash donations from participants to help May Sichuan earthquake victims via Canadian Red Cross.
A total of CAD10,000 was collected within 20 minutes.
Another overwhelming new record was made by Pooh Team, thanks to the participants' quick response to Winnie appeal for donations.
Team spirits have sustained generosity and civic responsibility shown in charitable galas and parties organized by Winnie
throughout the year.
An appreciation plaque was awarded by the Canadian Red Cross to Winnie Yu
in October for raising earthquake relief funds.
organizes large-scale Annual charity year-end graduation, Christmas, New Year and luncheon line dancing parties for Carefirst
, besides numerous fund raising charity activities through out the year.
has donated a total of CAD25,000 from these party proceeds as of the end of 2008.
In the past nine years since her
innovative idea of charity came into being, Winnie
has raised more than $200,000 from her
line dancing fund raising galas, parties and countless functions, all which have contributed to various charitable organizations in our communities.
deserves, indeed, the prestigious calling of "Charity Line Dance Queen".
also shares her
newest line dancing instructional video clips on YouTube with a variety of audiences.
has uploaded a total of 778 line dancing video clips since 2007.
Students have found these video clips very useful and handy for reviewing dances learned in classes for self-paced practice.
Line dancing enthusiasts and over 1,300 YouTube subscribers, from local and worldwide also use these clips as a guide to keep up with the trend.
has team members designated to email correspondence with line dancing groups worldwide daily.
In 2007-2008, Winnie
has choreographed the following dances:
There will be at least three major fundraising events organized by Winnie
for charitable organizations 2009.
anticipates great success at these parties with her
students usual support and participation.
Jan 18 - Birthday Celebration for the Pooh & Chinese New Year Celebration 2009
Early of Jan & Feb - Winnie Yu's
1st Line Dance Instructor Training Program starts
would like to express her
appreciation to her
team members for their continuous support and assistance, making her
line dancing group a stronger and popular team serving our communities needs.
also wants to thank for your continuous support and valuable comments.
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