UP Street goes back-to-back-to-back

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Apr 09, 2016 05:57 PM
UP Street goes back-to-back-to-back
AND STILL. UP has established a dynasty in the young event called the UAAP Streetdance.

The throne in the UAAP Streetdance Competition won’t be vacated anytime soon.

The University of the Philippines Streetdance Club is still sitting pretty on the throne after besting the rest for the third time in a row in the 2016 edition of the competition on Saturday at the MOA Arena.

Showcasing a performance inspired by riff-off (a “dugtungan-like” game from the film Pitch Perfect), the dancers from Diliman garnered two of four first-place votes to be crowned as champions for the third time in the event’s five-year run.

“Our routine is a product of our creativity talaga. Our inspiration is riff-off – yung dugtungan yung dating ng songs,” a beaming captain Dindon Casillan said.

She then continued, “Hindi lang basta sa lyrics, pati sa transition ng dance steps mismo.”

Seamlessly transitioning their moves from one track right to the next, UP Street ended with a tally of seven points. Along with extending their bragging rights, lucky number seven also won them PhP 120, 000.

Four judges ranked the seven crews from first (1) to seventh (7). At the end of the competition, all rankings were added and the crew with the lowest tally was declared the winner.

Coming second was Taft Avenue’s La Salle Dance Company and their beatbox-centered routine with a tally of 11. LSDC fell short of reclaiming the title they last won in 2012, but still, they moved one step higher on the podium.

Meanwhile, making the podium for the first time is University of Sto. Tomas’ Hype who collected a tally of 12. Rounding out the rankings are the Company of Ateneo Dancers, FEU Dance Company, UE Armada, and Adamson Cast.

The Underdawgz from National University didn’t enter the competition.


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