UAAP Season 81: DLSU rules Streetdance once again
Mark Escarlote on Mar 23, 2019 06:39 PM
De La Salle University Dance Company Street returned the UAAP Streetdance Competition title back to Taft.
De La Salle University Dance Company Street rocked their way back into the throne Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 Streetdance Competition seniors division at the Big Dome.
The Taft-based dance squad beat out last year’s tormentor Far Eastern University Street Alliance to capture its fourth title overall.
DLSU, which had a Queen-inspired rock theme, earned 86.50 points from the judges to outclass FEU (85.00) and National University Underdawgz (83.25), who also used a Queen theme from the movie Bohemian Rhapsody.
Dislodged from the top spot last season, the DLSU Dance Company used that as their motivation to get back the crown.
“Naging motivation namin (yung nangyari last year) para mas makahanap kami ng bagong gawin to get the championship back. Naging inspiration namin ‘yung mga seniors na ga-graduate na and naging motivation siya para mas lalo kaming makaisip ng bagong elemnts na di pa nagagawa, something fresh,” said DLSU Dance Company Street captain Diego Aviles.
The DLSU Dance Company pocketed P50,000 cash prize while FEU and NU bagged P30,000 and P20,000, respectively.
Meanwhile, DLSU’s Zion Wuxinyi copped the first-ever JBL Freestyle Dance Showdown beating Rodwyn Cruz of University of the East Street Warriors in the final dance off.
Wuxinyi outshone University of Sto. Tomas Galvanize’s AC Santos in the semifinals while Cruz booted out Renee Basilio of UP Street Dance Club in the Final Four.
UP Streetdance finished fourth with 82 points followed by UST (79), UE (72.42), the Company of Ateneo Dancers and Adamson Cast (67.45).
In the juniors division, UST Galvanize captured their second straight title with 80.10 points.
UE finished second (74.50) while FEU won the bronze (74.45).
Rounding up the competition rankings were NU (72.13), DLS-Zobel (67.40), UP (64.15) and Adamson (60.90).
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