Thomasian dance crew bags second place in San Beda dance competition

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A THOMASIAN inter-collegiate dance crew, Juvenile, placed second in “Body Wars,” a dance competition hosted by the Bedan Dance Troupe last Feb. 17 at the Resorts World Manila.

Dancing to a remix of songs by pop singers Chris Brown, Da Rich Kidzz, Rihanna and Far East Movement, Juvenile’s performance was a rave-based hip-hop choreography enacting the scenes of a usual teenage party.

“We wanted the routine to be loose, really light… we throw jokes around all the time and I guess that was how we came up with the idea for the routine,” said PF Perez, Juvenile’s coach told the Varsitarian.

The Juvenile dance crew scored an average of 81.25, only .25 shy of that of “Move to the Groove,” the dance troupe from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines that bagged first place.

The Ronins, another dance group from the University, clinched fourth with an average score of 80.25, while the University’s College of Science Dance Troupe ranked 6th with an average of 73.00.

A total of five Thomasian dance groups participated, including Royals and Project Pax,  composed of the University’s Senior and Junior High School students.

“We learned a lot through our journey, even though [people] see it as only a small victory… working along it reminded us to enjoy, because at the end of the day, it’s still all about the dance… worth it ang lahat,” Akihiro Marutani, the captain of Ronins, said.

For the high school division, Royals ranked 9th with an average score of 69.12 and Project Pax ranked 17th with an average score of 60.92.

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