Words by Rianna Bernabe
You can witness exceptional talent everywhere here in Manila. You can see passion burning in the eyes of Filipinos and the unmatched potential of our local artists has made us proud all over the world. In fact, Pinoy pride has come a long way to the point that a parody video, Try Not to Show Pinoy Pride Challenge, went viral last year.
Around the same time, Legit Status, an official Philippine representative to the annual World Hip Hop Dance Championship, brought home a bronze medal for the Megacrew division. This year, they are bringing home the competition itself with Studio Challenge!
Our very own dance teams will be competing against world-renowned performers such as dancers for Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, JLo, Justin Bieber, and Janet Jackson! Watch Critical Breakdown Crew, LSDC-Street, Power Impact Dancers, New Zealand’s The Royal Family and Australia’s LA Talent go head to head in our own backyard!
Studio Challenge is the ultimate International Dance Competition showcasing amazing dance talent, creativity, and depth, with a chance to win the title of “Best Dance Studio in the World”. It will incorporate dance crews and performers from studios located in different corners of the world, presenting competition dance routines, battles, and the coolest part, a 48-hour challenge!
The 48-hour challenge is when each studio will be given an artist and would have to choreograph a 3-minute routine using any of the chosen artist’s songs with all studio members within 48 hours. What makes this competition so exciting is that it is introducing an all-new dance competition format, on top of performances from special guests. Studio Challenge will run for 2 days. Day 1 will start off with the 9-Man Crew Division Preliminaries, followed by the Megacrew Division Preliminaries, then the battles. Day 2 will be the finals for each division and will end with the 48-hour challenge.
Who will reign supreme during the first-ever International Studio Challenge? Find out this August 27 and 29, 2018 at Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University.
Ticket prices are at Php 200 for day 1, Php 300 for day 2, and Php 450 for both days. You can get your tickets at the Groove Central Dance Studio (104 13th Avenue Brgy. Socorro Cubao, Quezon City) or you may contact 0995 502 3683 or any Legit Status member!