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Lynette Son-Hing

Lonely, timid and shy, Lynette's mother had to teach her to count to eight when she took her first tap lessons at the age of four. Since then she has dabbled in ballet, highland, ballroom and jazz.

At the age of fifteen, she passed "commended" the amateur junior bronze and silver tests in ballroom. The following year she passed "commended" the test for the gold diploma.

She was a dancer in Theatre Under the Stars productions of The King and I and Guys and Dolls; also in a Dunbar Musical Theatre production of Anything Goes choreographed by Grace MacDonald.

In 2005 she was thrilled to be one of several Razzmatap dancers ( the group's own Jill Edgar had a featured role) in a UBC student film Tiny Dancer. At the UBC student film festival, not only did the film win the award for third-year editing, it also won the coveted people's choice award for favourite film.

She has been a member of Razzmatap since 1997. An unique camaraderie exists among teacher, students, family members and other supporters of the group.

One of the most thrilling moments in her dancing life was in her very first competition as a member of the group when it was awarded first place in the adult group tap category at the Coquitlam Festival.

Lynette feels that Mary Dring, her first and long-time teacher in South Africa, and Jean Jepson, first her jazz teacher and later her tap teacher, are looking down approvingly from on high, and with a certain degree of pride, they are enjoying each and every performance of Jan Kainer's Razzmatappers. Who would have imagined that more than sixty years after Lynette took her first lesson she would still be at it?