Sabah dance group to represent M’sia again

The Tobisa dance group who will represent Malaysia at the World Cup Dance Final Competition in Germany.

TENOM:  The Sabah United Tobilung Association (Tobisa) Dance Group from Kota Marudu made history when it was chosen to represent Malaysia in the World Cup Dance final competition for the fourth time since 2014.

This is the best achievement of this dance group which managed to maintain its performance at international level, said Tobisa deputy president Jaiping Minsu here yesterday.

Jaiping, who is also the Tenom District Council executive officer, said this would be the fourth time that the Tobisa dance group would represent Malaysia in the World Cup Dance final competition to be held in Germany.

He said in 2014, the competition was held in Portugal where the Tobisa dance group secured two gold, four silver and two bronze medals, while Marius Manoel was the recipient of the Judge Award.

He said in 2015, the same competition was held in Romania where the group won one gold and three bronze medals and was also awarded the Chairman’s Choice List Awards and Most Outstanding Group.

He said in 2016, the same competition was held in Jersey and the group earned two gold and one bronze medals and the Best National Solo Overall and Judge Award were given to Mohd Amerul Amir.

“This year, the World Cup Dance final competition will be held in Offenburg, Germany on June 19.

“The gold medals won were through various dance events including the gold medals for the senior solo contemporary in 2014, Judge’s Award for Most Outstanding Performer (2014), a gold medal for the modern senior group (2015), a gold medal for national senior solo (2016) and a national gold medal for solo mini (2016),” he said.

Jaiping said for this year’s competition, the Tobisa dance group would be represented by 13 members.

He said the group would be led by the Tobisa president Muji NC Ampau.

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