Which UAAP streetdance finalist wore it with the most swag?
Barry Viloria on Apr 12, 2016 12:26 AM
Style was on point among these hip-hop worshippers. (Photos by Vyn Radovan)
There was no shortage of talent at the recently staged UAAP Street Dance Competition at the SM MOA Arena in Pasay City, as seven of the league’s member-schools brought in some impressive dance moves that just left the crowd, well, speechless. From the level of performance showcased to the cheers that came from the audience, any avid UAAP fan would liken the show to the UAAP Cheerdance Competition. Like, legit.
Apart from the swag, the costumes also became the highlight of the show. Curious about what your favorite teams wore on stage? We cornered some of the team members, and asked them about their OOTD’s that time! For you, which team rocked the best style?
UP Streetdance Club
(Represented by Jason Mison and Kyra Buenviaje)
The back-to-back-to-back champs took their performance inspiration from music. From the iconic riff-off portion of the musical film Pitch Perfect, to be more specific. Hence, the choir cape with a G-clef sewn in the middle. The hip-hop fusion is evident in the jogger pants and the high-cut shoes.
(Represented by Alyanna Manuel and Meeko Evangelista)
An odd but very relevant choice marked the theme of the third-placing Tigers: #Elections2016. Thus, the Filipiniana tops complemented by the faux leather leggings and pants. “It’s more to raise awareness for the upcoming elections, and pagisipan nila to vote wisely,” says member Manuel.
(Represented by Carmina Young and Carlo James Serrano)
The man behind the wardrobe Machan Buenafe wanted attitude and trendiness to come out from the team—starting with the costume. “The dri-fit shirt is black kasi it symbolizes everyone’s bad side, which you may use on the dance floor. The light denim for the pants and sneakers combo is very uso naman ngayon. Red, of course, signifies the school itself.”
Company of Ateneo Dancers
(Represented by Erica Dee and Mike Roa)
It’s all about school pride for the blue team, hence the marching band-inspired costume. “It’s to pay homage to our school, so it’s as if we’re dressed like the Blue Babble Band,” explains member Roa.
FEU Dance Company
(Represented by David del Rosario and Eurie Villamayor)
White jacket with a graffiti print of a golden chain. A gold cap with the “NY”—as hip-hop originated from New York—on it. “Peace, love, unity, fun,” written on the right side of the joggers. “It’s pure hip-hop,” says member Villamayor of the entirety of the costume.
(Represented by Joshua Jos and Elizabeth Taar)
For the Falcons, it’s not just about peace, love, unity, and fun. It’s also about culture and freedom, says member Taar, explaining the dashiki made more urban-looking through the joggers and the Roshe’s. “We tried to incorporate the same feel of reggae.”
La Salle Dance Company
(Represented by Christel Chongson and Martin Padilla)
First runner-up La Salle wore sports luxe like pros—faux leather sleeves with printed green arrows all over, faux leather bottoms, bling wrapped around the neck. “We just wanted to show that street dance is cool,” declares member Chongson.