About Dance Troupe

The University of Macau (UM) Dance Troupe was established in October 2014. It consists of the current membership of 40 from different faculties. UM Dance Troupe aims to enrich the dance culture in UM and provide high-quality of performance for all UM members. We hold at least two showcases annually and actively perform in the University events. UM Dance Troupe has been under the coaching of Dr. Michael Li since 2014.

From the previous years, the UM Dance Troupe has played an important role in promotion dance culture in the campus; we participated in different kinds of performances and events. In March 2015, the first showcase – “Dance Painting” brought a lot of joy and surprise to the campus.

Besides, UM Dance Troupe also performed in “UM Culture & Arts Festival 2014”, “Moon Chun Memorial College Talent Show – Star of MCMC”, “Zhuhai Chinese New Year Celebration”, “Art Feast”, “UM Cultural Night”, “UM 35th Anniversary Talent Show”, “UM Open Day”, etc. In October 2016, in order to promote dancing and art performance art, UM Dance Troupe held the first showcase with Ieng Chi Dance Association.

In May 2016, UM Dance Troupe held an exchange trip to Peking University and Tsinghua University, members are trained to create site specific performances for dance video records. Also, UM Dance Troupe participated in the International Youth Dance Festival 2016 and the Guangdong Dance Festival 2017. It was highly praised and appreciated by the audience and other dancers from different countries.

In April 2018, UM Dance Troupe represented Macao at a national inter-varsity art show. The team was selected by the Department of Physical, Health and Arts Education of the Ministry of Education of China. The team received an Outstanding Composition Award and a first prize for the dance project. Dr. Michael Li, the chief instructor of the UM Dance Troupe, who is also an assistant professor from the university’s Faculty of Education, received a first prize for coaching the team.

In Oct 2018, UMDT was invited to join the Macau International Creative Dancing Art Festival: Dance Competition (Youth category). “Nearly Night”, choreographed by Chief instructor of UMDT Dr. Michael Li and presented by UMDT, is awarded Best Choreography and Dr. Michael Li is awarded the Best Instructor as well. In Dec, UMDT was selected to perform in “Macau International Parade 2018”.

In 2019, the group was selected a one of the local group to perform in the International Youth Dance Festival 2019.

Dancing is not only for feeling the happiness via practices and performances, but helps build up a strong and confidence mind within it.

The objectives of Dance Troupe are:

  • To provide a platform for dance enthusiasts to perform and exchange dance knowledge
  • To improve performance and training quality of members
  • To enhance members’ dance interest, enthusiasm, communication and build up good friendship through training and performances
  • To promote art culture on campus and the development of local dance culture

We rehearse regularly and perform at different occasions throughout the academic year. All of you are welcome to join our Dance Troupe!

Contact Person
Student Resources Section (E31-2007)
Ms. Stella Ngai
Tel:(853) 8822 9912
Fax: (853) 8822 2368
Email: sao.services@um.edu.mo

Facebook: UM Dance Troupe

Chief Instructor: Dr. Li Zihao Michael

Training Schedule:

Every Tuesday: 19:00 – 21:00, N8-3008
(Depends on the coaches’ arrangement)

Eligibility & Application

  • Interested in Dance and Performance
  • Absolutely available for attending our compulsory weekly trainings
  • Prior dance and performance experience
  • Pass an audition (audition including dance basic exercise, improvisation and tempo training)

Application Method

If you are interested in joining UM Dance Troupe, please fill in the application form

2019/7/19-25 (Direcção dos Serviços de Educação e Juventude)
International Youth Dance Festival 2019
Performance Group: UM Dance Troupe

2019/4/24
Annual Ring
Performance Group: UM Dance Troupe, Special thanks to: Violet Dance Association, SA Dancing

2019/4/14
UM Open Day
Performance Group: UM Choir, Chinese Orchestra, Dance Troupe, Magic Team, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band

2019/4/13
2019深港澳青年文化交流藝術季
Performance Group:深圳市蛇口育才教育集團學生管弦樂團, UM Chinese Orchestra, UM Dance Troupe and other groups

2018/12/16
Macao International Parade 2018 (Instituto Cultural)
Performance Group: UM Dance Troupe performed ‘Glitter‧Memory’

2018/11/11
“Crossing Time and Dancing towards 2019”
Performance Group:Taiwanese dance society Fang Shiang Dance Theatre, World of Dancing (Hong Kong), Guangdong Dance and Drama College, Escola dos Moradores de Macau, Macau Youth Dance Association, Choi Nong Chi Tai School, KAPO Dance Studio (Macau) and UM Dance Troupe.

2018/10/26
CKYC Art and Culture Series: “From the Mural: A lecture and demonstration of Jiyuetian” by Prof. SHI Min
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe, UM CKYC Chinese Dance Team

2018/10/12
Lightscape – A Multimedia Dance Performance (Centre for Arts and Design, Institute of Collaborative Innovation & Student Affairs Office)
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe performed “Near Night”, “Rising Above the Tides” and “Dancing Spirit”

2018/10/03
Macau International Creative Dancing Art Festival: Dance Competition (Youth category)
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe
Award: The two dances, “Let’s Not be Friends Anymore” presented by Lee Hau Yin, a third-year student from the FBA and CYTC and “Shining Stars” presented by Li Site, a second-year student from the FAH and FPJC and Chu Heng-Hsuan, a fourth-year student from the FSS and CKPC, are both awarded Bronze. “Nearly Night”, choreographed by Chief instructor of UMDT Dr. Michael Li and presented by UMDT, is awarded Best Choreography and Dr. Michael Li is awarded the Best Instructor as well.

2017/04/20 
UM Dance Troupe Showcase: “Inception”
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe, Special thanks to: Stella & Artists

2017/04/16-19 
The 5th National University Arts Festival
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe
Award: The team received an Outstanding Composition Award and a first prize for the dance project. Dr. Michael Li, the chief instructor of the UM Dance Troupe, who is also an assistant professor from the university’s Faculty of Education, received a first prize for coaching the team. 

2017/11/25-27
Guangdong Dance Festival 2017
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe

2017/09/03
Ieng Chi Dance Association x University of Macau Dance Troupe: A Dance Exchange Performance Project
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe & Ieng Chi Dance Association

2017/04/09
UM Open Day
Performance Group:UM Choir, Chinese Orchestra, Dance Troupe, Magic Team, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band

2017/04/06
UM Dance Troupe performance: “Infinite”
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe, Macao Youth Dance Association, Dancers from Macao Polytechnic Institute

2016/11/18
UM Dance Troupe: Dance X Magic Performance 
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe, Matt (the president of UMSU Magic Society)

2016/10/30
UM Dance Troupe X Ieng Chi Dance Association – Chinese Dance Demonstration Performance
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe & Ieng Chi Dance Association

2016/07/22-28
Macau International Dance Festival 2016
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe

2016/05/25-28
UM Dance Troupe Beijing Exchange
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe

2016/03/23
UM 35th Anniversary Talent Show
Performance Group:UM Choir, Chinese Orchestra, Dance Troupe, Magic Team, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band

2016/03/19
UM Open Day
Performance Group:UM Choir, Chinese Orchestra, Dance Troupe, Magic Team, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band

2015/10/28
UM Cultural Night
Performance Group:UM Choir, Chinese Music Orchestra, Dance Troupe, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band

2015/08/19
Art Fever
Performance Group:UM Choir, Chinese Music Orchestra, Dance Troupe, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band

2015/04/25
Art Feast
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe

2015/03/11
UM Dance Troupe Showcase 2015 – “Dance Drawing”
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe

2015/02/10
Moon Chun Memorial College Talent Show – Star of MCMC
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe

2015/02/09
Zhuhai Chinese New Year Celebration
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe

2014/10/31
Mandarin Month Closing Ceremony
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe

2014/10/08
UM Culture & Arts Festival 2014
Performance Group:UM Dance Troupe, Choir, Chinese Music Orchestra, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band