UP dethrones La Salle for UAAP street dance title
MANILA, Philippines — University of the Philippines Street Dance Club grabbed its first even UAAP street dance competition championship on Saturday at the SM North Skydome in Quezon City.
Clad in a get-up of maroon, grey and black, the UP Street Dance Club impressed the judges enough to steal the title away from back-to-back titlist De La Salle Company Street.
“Di namin ineexpect na mananalo kami [We didn’t expect to win]. We just did our best, Malaki yung respect namin sa kanila [We have a healthy respect for La Salle],” said co-captain Kyle Sy in Filipino.
UP garnered a score of 91.17 percent, besting seven other schools in the third year of competition.
“This competition is different, even when there are other street dance competitions, outside, this one is different because it is the pride of our school that we carry,”
said co-captain Denise Espiridion.
La Salle, meanwhile, ended its streak and finished second place with a score of 86.75 percent, a few points away from third placer Adamson Cast, which had 84.25 percent.
Adamson Cast, its first time on the podium, made a mark with its patriotic theme as it featured Filipino hiphop songs while dancing in a sleeveless barong.
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