Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Line Dance Course Is Available on AMPAC!!

What Is Line Dance?
A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows without regard for the gender of the individuals, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancers are not in physical contact with each other.
Line dancing is practiced and learned in country-western dance bars, social clubs, dance clubs and ballrooms worldwide. It avoids the problem of imbalance of male/female partners that plagues ballroom/swing/salsa dancing clubs. It is sometimes combined on dance programs with other forms of country-western dance, such as two-step, and western promenade dances, as well as western-style variants of the waltz. polka and swing. the absence of a physical connection between dancers is, however, a distinguishing feature of country western line dance. 

Line Dancing Benefit 
-Teach you to dance.

-Improve your Balance.

-Help you find the Beat.

-Teach you basic footwork.

-Improve your confidence.

-Social Confidence.

Those of us who are already line dancers know the benefits. It isn’t simply getting some exercise. While many may start out with the intention of taking a session of classes for eight weeks, many more find themselves becoming addicted to line dancing because they love the music, the confidence that grows from mastering a dance, the friendships that start to form and more.  If you’re someone contemplating joining a line dance class, below are some great reasons.  For those of you already line dancing, know that you’re doing one of the best activities you can for total body wellness.

Dancing is a unique form of exercise because it provides the heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise while also allowing you to engage in a social activity. This is especially stimulating to the mind, and one 21-year study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found dancing can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the elderly.  In the study, participants over the age of 75 who engaged in reading, dancing and playing musical instruments and board games once a week had a 7 percent lower risk of dementia compared to those who did not. Those who engaged in these activities at least 11 days a month had a 63 percent lower risk! Physical activities like playing tennis or golf, swimming, bicycling, dancing, walking for exercise and doing housework were also studied. One of the surprises of the study was that almost none of the physical activities appeared to offer any protection against dementia.  There can be cardiovascular benefits of course, but the focus of this study was the mind.
Class Available on:
Friday 7pm-8pm
For further information, please call us at 016-915 0218 or ampac8@gmail.com

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Rock School Pop Piano Workshop 2/2014

Teacher training on Pop Piano

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Music For Young Children (MYC) Recital

Congratulation to Sunshine and Sunbeam level 1 students. MYC recital include the student solo and group performance. Well Done!!!

Thursday, 31 October 2013


    *****************  Workshop No 1   *****************
    Music workshop & presentation for special children/teenagers 
    (7-18 years old)
    23 November 2013, Saturday
    9.00am - 12.00pm
    AMPAC Recital Hall

    Early Bird Fee (before 9 November): RM20
    Normal Fee (10 November onwards): RM30

    Program details
    9-9.30am: Registration & Introduction
    9.30-10.30am: Instrument making workshop
    10.30-10.50am: Tea break
    10.50am-12pm: Musical activities & presentation 
    (parents/care-givers are encouraged to attend to support & encourage the children)

    *****************  Workshop No 2 *****************
    Music therapy for children with special needs, seminar & workshop (Part 2) – An interactive talk for parents, teachers, college students& care givers.
    30 November 2013, Saturday
    AMPAC Recital Hall

    Early Bird Fee (before 9 November): RM80
    Normal Fee (10 November onwards): RM100

    Program details
    9-9.20am: Registration 
    9.20-10.30am: Music Therapy for children with special needs (Part 2)
    10.30-10.50am: Tea break
    10.50am-11.30pm: Case examples
    11.30-12.15pm: Hands-on workshop
    12.15-12.30pm: Q&A

    -What is Music Therapy and its benefits? 
    -Identifying the needs of the child
    -How to set goals for the child
    -How to incorporate music in learning/education
    -Music therapy case examples and video presentations
    -New development of activities through hands-on workshop

    * Seminar and workshops are conducted in collaboration with Absolute Music Performing Arts Centre(AMPAC) & Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Kurang Upaya Subang Jaya (P3KU).There will be a booth set up with items made by P3KU for sale on both event dates.

    Speaker Introduction
    Cheryl Mow is a qualified and registered music therapist with the Australian Music 
    Therapy Association. She graduated with a 
    Bachelor of Music in Arranging from the 
    University of Westminster, UK and later 
    pursued the Master of Music Therapy at 
    the University of Queensland where she 
    was awarded Dean’s List. 
    Her clinical experience in music therapy 
    includes dealing with adults in aged care, 
    mental health setting, children in hospitals 
    and students in special education schools. She was 
    previously attached to a disability centre 
    in Australia as a Music Therapist and an age care facility as Diversional Therapist.

    Cheryl is also an accomplished musician who plays the piano, guitar and flute. Cheryl Mow is currently working hand-in hand with the Malaysian community centres and Malaysian Society of Music Medicine (MSMM) to use music in empowering lives. She works  with individuals or groups of children/ adults with learning difficulties/disabilities.

    Music Therapy
    Music Therapy is the planned and creative use of music to attain and maintain health and well-being. It addresses physical, psychological, emotional, cognitive, communication and social needs of people within a therapeutic relationship.(Australian Music Therapy Association www.austmta.org.au)

    Why Music Therapy?
    Music is a universal language as well as an effective tool which can be used with people of different cultures, countries, abilities and capabilities for it has the potential to heal. In recent years, extensive Music Therapy research has proven its effectiveness in health and educational settings.

    Music is an intrinsic part of us all. Our breathing, movement and heartbeat – each consists of rhythm and pulse. Melody is produced in our laughing, crying or singing. These personal connections with music make it a creative and motivating medium which can stimulate, calm, or inspire us consciously or subconsciously.

    Music Therapy vs. Music Education
    Music Therapy does not require individuals to have any prior musical skills or knowledge because it focuses on achieving non-musical goals in a therapeutic setting. Music education on the other hand focuses on learning to play musical instruments to hone musical skills.

    Who is a Registered Music Therapist?
    A Registered Music Therapist is a qualified allied health practitioner who has undertaken tertiary study (at either undergraduate or post-graduate level) in courses accredited by any worldwide Music Therapy Associations (MTA). They are also registered with the MTA and are bound by their ethics and standards of practice.

    Benefits of Music Therapy
    Music therapy is the planned and creative use of music for:Increasing social/interpersonal skillsImproving communicationImproving fine and gross motor coordinationDeveloping auditory, visual and tactile perception

    - Relaxing
    - Pain management
    - Cognitive stimulation
    - Encouraging emotional expression
    - Developing creative expression
    - Improving attention spanImproving self-esteem
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Absolute Music Performing Arts Centre Sdn Bhd (AMPAC)
No D-2-23,23, Jalan 1A/20B
Dataran Ara Damansara,
47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel : 603-7734 0201| 6016-915 0218
Email: ampac8@gmail.com
Website: www.ampac.com.my

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