Here’s the result of October 11and 12, 2008 Skechers Street Dance Batte Year 4′s 3rd leg of eliminations held in SM MegaMall. Videos to follow, so please subscribe to DanceManila08 in youtube.com to get the latest video coverage on dance events.
College Division: (October 12, 2008)
1st: St. Scholastica’s College – Manila
2nd: Mapua Institute of Technology (Makati)
3rd: Philippine Maritime Institute
4th: Lyceum of the Philippines Laguna
5th: Technological Institute of the Philippines (Quezon City)
High School Division (October 11, 2008)
1st: La Salle Green Hills
2nd: St. Mark’s Institute
3rd: Hope Christian High School
4th: School of Saint Anthony
Grabbed from GrooveTV.com.au
The cream of the crop of Filipino dancers gathered last night at the Cross Road 77 Convenarium in Quezon City to determine the best of the best in the Philippine National Hip-Hop Dance Finals. It was the most unpredictable championship yet because of the remarkable, undeniable and spectacular talent and skills of many dance groups in the country all under one roof. MINDANAO stood tall as they took out the Top 2 positions, with new champion EXQUIZYTH and runner up NEXT BLOCK finishing 1 and 2. LUZON’s very own ATENEO (CADS) and CREW MECHANIX edged the rest of the field to finish 3rd and 4th respectively. Rankings will be published next week. One thing is for sure – the PHILIPPINES will become the future hub of hip-hop dance in Asia with the announcement of the newest hip-hop grand slam event to open doors in 2009. Stay tuned.
Congratulations to all! Check out the message from HOOPDREAMZ Managing Director Marco Selorio. http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=-aMOzznAv8E
Check out the championship winning performance of EXQUIZYTH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wthhNmFMIvA
The competition was pretty intense that night as over 30+ crews from all over the country battle it out for a chance to represent the Philippines in the International World Supremacy Battlegrounds. There’s a number of commendable crews who also deserved much recognition – Pinoy Hip Hop, Groove Unlimited, New System to name a few. The Philippine Allstars also graced the competition and performed a little for the fans. BTW, I just gotta say this, someone gotta give the DJ a couple new tracks. He’s always been playing Low and Cyclone (WTF?!). Anyway, cyphers were also a highlight that night. IMO, Pinoy Hip Hop brought it down!
Anyway, here’s the scores of the top 4:
1st: Exquizyth – 92%
2nd: Next Block – 88%
3rd: Company of Ateneo Dancers – 85%
4th: Crew Mechanix – 84%
Videos are available over at our YouTube account (be sure to subscribe, rate and comment). Click here to go there or just click the crews above. Congratulations to all the other crew who competed! You guys are amazing!