Skechers Streetdance Battle 10: The Final Battle
Since the first battle in 2004—exactly 10 years ago—the Skechers Streetdance Battle (SSB) has been cultivating winners – the generation of champions. Formerly held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the Skechers Streetdance Battle has since relocated its battlegrounds to the SM Mall of Asia Arena where it has been held for the past three years. Its popularity continues to expand with each battle. It is, as its tagline says, “The one battle that counts.”
The Skechers Streetdance Battle kicked off on a high note — the crowd going wild — with dancer and choreographer Phil Pamintuan leading the SSB signature dance.
15 college teams and 12 high school teams competed for the coveted title of “Skechers Streetdance Battle Champions,” SSB caps, a whopping Php 100, 000, and, of course, bragging rights.
The college finalists were Olivarez College’s Street Enomenos, Asia Pacific College’s APC Dance Company, Our Lady of Fatima University’s Performing Arts Guild of Fatima (PAGFA), Ateneo de Manila University’s Company of Ateneo Dancers (CADs), De La Salle University’s La Salle Dance Company Street (LSDC Street), Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba’s Letran Street Dance Crew, University of the East Caloocan’s Armada, Lyceum of the Philippines Laguna’s Lyceum Spartans Dance Crew, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila’s Iskolars Dance Incorporated, University of the Philippines Los Baños’ Street Jazz Dance Company (UPLB-SJDC), University of Perpetual Help’s Perpetual Streetdance (PSD), University of the Philippines Diliman’s Streetdance Club (UPSDC), Universidad de Manila’s UDM E. Stars, and Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila’s League of Barons.
The high school teams were St. Mary’s Academy of Sta. Ana’s SMA Supreme Hybrid, Xavier School’s Dance X, School of the Holy Spirit’s Aglaia, St. Paul College Pasig’s Terpsichore, Marist High School’s Marist High Impact, La Salle Greenhills’ Airforce, Miriam College High School’s Sayawatha, Ateneo de Manila High School’s InDAK, School of St. Anthony’s DanSSA, Colegio San Agustin’s CSA Dance Troupe, St. Pedro Poveda’s Enciende, and Claret School of Quezon City’s Hataw.
The chosen judges were world renowned dancers and choreographers. Among them: Wilson Ong of Whiplash Dance Company, Georcelle Dapat of G-FORCE, and Matthew “Dumbo” Nguyen of Poreotics.
Aside from the showcase of each finalist’s competition piece, the SSB also had a fashion show featuring the newest designs of Skechers footwear, a freestyle dance battle between representative from all the finalists, and a Skechers Battle Crew showcase featuring pairs from each competing team.
The second runner-ups were Ateneo de Manila High School’s InDAK and University of the Philippines Diliman’s Streetdance Club (UPSDC) for the high school and college divisions respectively.
The first runner up for the high school division was La Salle Greenhills’ Airforce and Ateneo de Manila University’s Company of Ateneo Dancers (CADs) for the college division.
The champions for the Skechers Streetdance Battle 10 — the teams that completed the generation of champions — were St. Pedro Poveda College’s Enciende for the high school division and De La Salle University’s La Salle Dance Company Street (LSDC Street) for the college division.
10 champions. 10 years. A generation of the country’s best dancers.
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Skechers Streetdance Battle
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