Got to STEP UP! Dance Challenge

An overwhelming twenty dance groups – from various genre joined the elimination round of the “Got to Step Up Dance Challenge”, the activity lined up by the City Government of Catbalogan for day 5 of its Manaragat Festival Month-long Festivities.

All the dancers were vying for a spot in the top ten that will compete in the final round. After much deliberation from the judges composed of Prof. Dennis Cosmod and Mr. Anecito Sultan – both from Samar State University and Dr. Anna Sophia Lim of the City Health Office, the ten groups who made it through to the finals were:

– Vibe 16 (from Calbayog City)
– Riot Dancers (Catbalogan City)
– HDZ Friends (Catbalogan City)
– Badboy’z Crew (Brgy. Guindapunan)
– Project 187 (from Calbayog City)
– Ramshaker Hip-Hop Crew (from Calbayog City)
– Real Swag (Samar National School)
– WRY (Brgy. Mercedes)
– NSV Crew (Samar National School/Samar College
– ‘D Significant (Brgy. Mercedes)

The aforementioned groups were selected according to the following criteria: Content – 30%, Execution – 30%, Style – 30% and Audience Impact – 10%. They will once again be competing against each other in the final round, which is slated for August 27, 2013 at the City Plaza. A cash prize of 5,000 pesos is at stake for the champions while the 2nd and 3rd placers will receive cash prizes worth 3,000 pesos and 2,000 pesos respectively.

(Article by Ms. Lai Minh Mabulay, Office of the City Mayor; Photos courtesy of Mr. Michael Balan)


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