The senior Low was the first to introduce ballroom dancing in Singapore and since the dance studio was a shop-house, the family lived and taught dancing at the same venue. He participated in many dance competitions and later became the Singapore Professional Ballroom Champion in 1946, and from 1950 to 1953.
Sunny himself took up dancing at 14 and his younger sister Betty at 12. They both started out by helping at the dance studio. Both became household names in the 1960s when they acquired the title Singapore’s Rock and Roll and Cha-Cha King and Queen in a dance competition. The win encouraged the siblings to form The Sunny Low Dancers which had performed regularly since on television, in theatres, cinemas and night clubs whenever they could.
|Ballroom Dancing Competition in Singapore Today|
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Back to the future and Natasha, daughter of one of Sunny's son Alvyn, is now a celebrity dancer herself having been cast in the KPop hall of fame as one of only four dancers in the group called SKarf (the first two letters are obviously Singapore and Korea).
SKarf You Tube Video uploaded by alphaentkorea
|SKarf with Natasha Low or Tasha (2nd right)|
My thanks to Lai Simin, who helped with the writing of this article.
You Tube video by: alphaentkorea.
Images: Google, Raffles Town Club Singapore, and
Sunny Low Dance Studios Websites.