22 March 2019
First-ever freestyle showdown highlights the dance battles
It’s the beat of the street and rhythm is its lifeblood. It’s pop, sass and heart-thumping action rolled up into one. The result is fantastic entertainment.
This Saturday, March 23 the University Athletic Association of the Philippines unveils its 8th annual Streetdance Competition at the Araneta Coliseum where the premier collegiate league’s best exponents of hip-hop, breakdance and bodypopping compete for bragging rights and the pleasure of entertaining its loyal fans.
Held every season as one of the much-awaited highlights between competitive sports action, the Streetdance Competition features dance-offs in the collegiate (seniors) and high school (juniors) divisions.
This year, defending seniors champion Far Eastern University’s Dance Company, “Street Alliance” looks to bring home its second straight crown while the University of Santo Tomas juniors team, “Galvanize,” hopes to do a repeat of their Season 80 winning performance.
It was FEU’s first streetdance crown ever in Season 80 as it dethroned La Salle and relegated the University of the Philippines to second runner-up. De La Salle and UP are the winningest schools in streetdance with 3 championships each. UST Galvanize is the first-ever juniors champion in this exhibition sport.
This year’s performance order will be the Adamson “Cast,” the National University “Underdawgz,” the FEU “Street Alliance,” the Company of Ateneo Dancers. The La Salle Dance Club, the University of Santo Tomas Prime, the UP Street Dance Club, and the University of the East’s “Street Warriors.”
In the 2nd year of the juniors competition, the order will be Adamson’s “Cauldron Dance Company,” NU-Nazareth School’s “Underdawgz,” FEU’s Baby Tamaraws Dance Company, De La Salle Zobel’s Dance Company, UST Galvanize, UPIS BLK, and UE Street Varsity Team.
A highlight of the competition will be the first ever UAAP-JBL Freestyle Showdown, where participants from each UAAP school out-battle each other on the dance floor.
The competition which will start at 2 p.m. will be shown live on ABS-CBN S+A, LIGA and and will be livestreamed on iWant and sports.abs-cbn.com.
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