Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the University of Macau:
SPC’s sharing session on Western Folk Dancing
On March 16, 2021, Professor Shing On Leung of the Faculty of Education, the author of the book of “History of Folk Dancing in Hong Kong”, was cordially invited to deliver a sharing on “Western folk dancing: a mixture of history, geography, exercise, music, social, health and happiness”. More than 50 students participated in this sharing session.
With a warm welcome and introduction from Professor Benzi Zhang, Master of Shiu Pong College, Professor Leung introduced some western folk dancing by showing videos. Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Portugal, Brazil, Scotland, Germany, etc. These countries’ dances have features that are unique to that country. He then demonstrated some basic steps in folk dance suitable for people at any age. Besides, he provided participants a clear understanding of folk dancing and connections with other disciplines. Students have surely benefited from the sharing with is so rich in contents.