■ Ofelia C. Empian
The Terrence Jeoffrey Soriano (TJS) dancesport has clinched the overall title in the 1st Adivay Dancesport Competition on Nov. 26 at the Capitol.
The TJS team, led by head coach Terrence Jeoffrey Soriano, bagged 11 gold medals to clinch the top spot during the competition participated by hundreds of amateur competitive dancers.
Baguio City National High School Special Program of the Arts, which placed first runner-up, won nine gold medals, six silver and four bronze medals.
Tumauini Isabela DanceSport Team placed second runner-up with six gold, three silver, and four bronze medals.
All the top three team winners received a specially carved Adivay Trophy and cash prizes each during the event organized by the DanceSport Cordillera Inc. in partnership with the provincial government.
Event organizer DanceSport Cordillera Inc., President Charibelle Pingawan said the event was attended by 120 dancesport athletes from Benguet, Baguio City, La Union, Isabela, Santiago City, Alcala, Pangasinan and Sison, Pangasinan.
“With the ultimate success of the event, we are looking forward to more athletes and local government units from CAR and North Luzon to engage in the next coming years of the Adivay Festival,” Pingawan said.
The adjudicators, who associated with the Philippine DanceSport Federation Academy,were Roselle Macalalad, president of Pangasinan Dance Association; Jay-bie Bicera and Lester Madamba; Rona Junarie Abobon from Baguio City; Keven John Allit and Jeffrey Delos Reyes, both PDSFA online technical class completers.