Pan Dance is a new dancing school founded by Chiang Mai
business people who love dancing and want to spread the knowledge to other
Chiang Mai people. Pannee Pokaratsiri and Martin Chappell, the two teachers,
both graduated in UK.
strikes a Latin pose.
dance instructors make for an elegant looking pair.
Anucha Wongpan, one of the founders, said that the school
was started by people who love dancing and want to promote it in Chiang Mai
as there was no place for Chiang Mai people to exercise and learn how to
dance. She said that the teachers of the school actually had their own
businesses but because they like dancing they were pleased to give their
time to teach people how to dance.
Anucha also said, “Pannee and I found dancing schools
and places for dancing in England so we thought that in Thailand there
should be places like that. In England, you pay 3,000 baht per 45 minutes
for dance tuition, which would be too expensive for Thai people. But we love
dancing so we learned to dance over there and teach here for only 500 baht.
It is another alternative activity for Chiang Mai people who want
entertainment, knowledge, and exercise.”
Pokaratsiri and Martin Chappell perform a ballroom dancing demonstration.
dancing teacher dances with the guests at the grand opening.
The dancing courses are open for everybody. There are two types: standard
ballroom and Latin American. The standard ballroom consists of waltz, tango,
foxtrot, quickstep, and Viennese Waltz, and the Latin American consists of
Cuban Rumba, cha cha cha, jive, samba, and paso double. For further
information phone 0-53204511-4, 0-97557353 and Fax. 0-5320-4518.