January 29, 2023

Competitive dancers in the Cordillera region will compete in the first breaking and all-style competition on April 30.
The event is organized by DanceSport Cordillera, Inc., which is responsible in reviving the interest of the youth on dancesports during the pandemic.  
“It will be a full day of face-to-face competition and we are inviting local and national breakdance athletes and dance enthusiasts to join,” DSCI head Charibelle Pingawan said.
The event will be the first competition to be mounted by the newly-formed group this year after it successfully staged the virtual 1st Cordillera Dance Festival that was participated in by national and international dancesport enthusiasts.
The group was inspired to organize the event, as the World DanceSport Federation has announced the International Olympic Committee has officially included breakdancing in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Breakdancing, also known as breaking or B-boying, will make its first in the Olympic Games, following its successful debut in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018.
The discipline is an energetic form of dance, fashioned and popularized by African-Americans and Latinos, that includes stylized footwork and athletic moves such as back spins or head spins.
All-style, meanwhile, is a style of dance where the dancer mixes any and all styles of dancing without any regard for the traditional boundaries or rules of individual styles.
Details on the event categories and guidelines for the registration will be announced soon.
For more information, visit the DanceSport Cordillera, Inc. Facebook account. – Ofelia C. Empian