March 27, 2023

More than 50 young athletes from Baguio City and Benguet joined the first quarter Dancesport Cordillera training camp at the Benguet Capitol set this month to March.

Launched on Feb. 12, the participants will train on the competitive dancing styles on Feb. 19, 25, and 26 and will culminate on March 4 at the Ben Palispis Hall.

Participants of the training camp are athletes from Bokod and La Trinidad in Benguet and Baguio City.  

The event, organized by the Dan-cesport Cordillera, Inc., features solo events in the Latin and standard for the juvenile 1 and 2, junior 1 and 2, youth and adult; couple events Latin and standard for the juvenile C and A, junior C and A, youth C, grade D and C, teacher to teacher or teacher to student; and duo events for the juvenile C, junior C, youth C, and open C.

Dancesport Cordillera head Charibelle Pingawan said the series of training camps will help sharpen the skills of young athletes to be prepared for the different dancesports competitions this year.

Pingawan hopes the series of sports training camps would encourage more young athletes who are willing to be trained, to reach not only local competitions but international as well.

The Dancesport Cordillera has eight original members who are still active while new trainees from Baguio and Benguet are composed of 20 athletes.

The multi-awarded athletes from the Benguet Dancesport Team, Mary Luz, It-itan, Jhosan Galvez, and Jayson Ace Abenoja, will be teaching the younger athletes during the event in partnership with the provincial government and the Benguet Sports Office.

The March 4 culminating activity will see action from the participating athletes who will compete in the inter-LGU dancesport competition.

The mid-year dancesports training camp is set for June to July, third edition in October, and the yearend training camp is set for December. – Ofelia C. Empian