A THOMASIAN dance troupe kept its title in the annual Transcendance Street Dance Competition last Jan. 24 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

The UST Archetypes, which has won the title since 2016, danced to a remix of songs by American rapper Eminem and different genres such as urban, lit, dancehall, vogue, waack and locking and krump.

“This year is different, because the goal is to let them have an opportunity to come up with an idea and put it into reality, and with that power of choice, I think it gave each one an opportunity to grow as a dancer or as a person,” said John Paul Alcantara, the Archetypes coach,  a sports and wellness graduate of the University.

The dance troupe scored an average of 121, while the second-place team, Psynergy Dance Guild of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, got a score of 116.

“As a team, it feels really fulfilling to have finally earned a fourth title. All the hard work and efforts put into the piece we’ve come up was all worth it in the end,” Kyla Escovidal, a member of the troupe said.

The dance competition was part of the 33rd Annual Psychological Association of the Philippines-Junior Affiliation, an annual conference for psychology majors.


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