Cordillera Dance Festival fires off in Benguet April 24
It’s all systems go for the 2022 Cordillera Dance Festival: Breaking and Open Style Battle today, April 24, at the Benguet Sports Complex gymnasium.
Dancers from all over the country will compete in the event organized by the Dancesports Cordillera, Inc. in partnership with the Benguet provincial government, La Trinidad municipal government, and Dance Results.
The event features a closed category for Cordillera-based dancers only and open category for dancers outside the region.
The ages for both open and closed one versus one event would be B-boy/girl under 15, B-boy/girl under 18, and B-boy/girl 19 years old and above. The two vs two B-boy/girl event and the open style are both open age.
Those declared as champions in their categories would receive a pot money, which is the accumulated registration fee on their event or category.
The top three winners will receive their respective medals and the first place dancer will also receive a trophy.
Certificates of participation will be given to all competitors while the top eight in their categories will receive a certificate of award.
The event is the first leg of the Cordillera Dance Festival for this year. The all-style category includes a variety of dance – street dance, dancesport, ballet, and contemporary, among others.
The organizer will launch the breakdancing event in the region during the competition, where organizers said a vibrant community of breakdancing and all-style dancers are present in Baguio and Benguet.
Breakdancing is under dancesport, which is divided into Latin, standard, and breakdancing.
Organizers said the event will adopt the World Dancesport Federation regulations for all competitors where conduct of athletes must be observed at all times.
For more information, visit the DanceSport Cordillera Inc. Facebook account. – Ofelia C. Empian