MORE than just a hip-hop competition, the recently concluded Dance Fest 2013, an event organized by GMA Network in partnership with SM Supermalls, was a showcase of unique talent and exceptional creativity of some of Visayas’ best dance troupes.
Out of the 42 groups from Iloilo, Bacolod, and Cebu who joined in the dance contest, six crews were named as grand winners – three each under the open and school categories.
“Velocity X” and “ODE of W.I.T.” emerged as champions in the Dance Fest 2013 Iloilo leg for the open and school categories, respectively, after coming out to battle against second-placers “Ground Zero” and “K-Swag Generation,” and third-placers “C.N.C. Iloilo” and “Kinaadman Dance Crew.”
Meanwhile, “Critical Breakdown” and “Hili-ugyon Dance Company” danced their way to the top in the Bacolod leg of the competition. “Critical Breakdown” won against “Rockafellas” and “YC Rocks” for the open category, while “Hili-ugyon Dance Company” triumphed over “Choi Force Jr.” and “Kadayaw Dance Troupe” for the school category.
In Cebu, the best performer in the open category was “Type One” who came to battle versus “Kingz Gambit” and “New Friends.” Stealing the crown in the school category was “BC Dance Troupe” who emerged victorious against “UC D’Cypher Cru” and “Synergy Juniors.”
The prizes awarded in the open category were P30,000 cash and SM gift certificates for the champion, P10,000 for the 1st runner-up, and P5,000 for the 2nd runner-up. Winners of the school category, meanwhile, each received P20,000 cash and SM gift certificates for the champion, P10,000 for the 1st runner-up, and P5,000 for the 2nd runner-up.