By: Sabine Cheng and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) Taiwanese belly dance teacher Alida Lin (林介文) has won the
championship of World Dance Festival held in Egypt earlier this month, becoming the first ethnic Chinese to earn that honor.
Lin started dancing at age 3 but did not begin to belly dance until six years ago.
She told CNA that this year’s festival sponsors have offered various classes to nearly 100 participants from around the world and her long and arduous practice has earned the world’s recognition.
Lin, who won a championship in Beijing in 2011, said she practices at least two hours a day, and as a teacher she must study every detail of the art that originates from the Middle East. [FULL STORY]