Veteran dancers win in ‘Make Your Move’ dance competition

By Danielle Torralba

‘One Love Crew’ won the ‘Make Your Move Dance Competition’ last night at the Paciano Rizal Park, Los Baños

Composed of 11 members, One Love Crew scored a total of 90%, beating the other ten dance groups and earned 15,000 pesos as grand prize. The ‘Freestylers’ took home the second spot, receiving 10,000 pesos. The ‘Stylistics Dance Squad’ finished in third for 7,000 pesos.

James Burgos of the One Love Crew said that they were not expecting to win the competition. Marvin Umali, Jose Emmanuel Lingao, and Neil Gonzaga judged the competition. “I’m looking for something innovative, new, and experimental”, said Mr. Umali, the Chairman of the Board.

The top three finishers are no strangers to winning dance competitions. One Love Crew made the finals of Showtime Season 1; the Freestylers were first-runners up in Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2; and The Stylistics Dance squad won the ‘Shall We Dance’ championship. The three teams once again took home the awards last night before a jam-packed crowd that included Los Baños Mayor Anthony Genuino, Vice Mayor Baby Sumangil, and the Councilor Julius Moliñawe.

Meanwhile, two members of the JR Crown dance group were brought the first aid area after a failed dance stunt attempt. 14-year-old Kennedy Leh de Bora landed on the ground after doing a “hyper double back” stunt. “Madulas kasi yung sahig (The floor was slippery)”, he said. The incident gave him a minor headache. 15-year-old Enzo Onopre also slipped on the floor after doing a “round off double back flip” stunt. He sustained sprain in his right knee which is expected to last for two to three days, according to Melanie Villamor of the medical team. One of the crew’s senior members, Matt Pastrana said that the group has been doing the stunts for quite a while although this time the floor was slippery.

After the accident, Councilor Julius Moliñawe asked the rest of the competitors to remove the stunts to prevent more accidents. KC Managuelod, the activity head, also emphasized that the stunts were not part of the criteria ad that they reminded the contestants that they would not be liable to any accident that may arise.

The ‘Make Your Move’ dance competition is part of the municipality’s annual Christmas celebration Paskuhan. More events for the Christmas celebration include the Los Baños Idol which will happen tonight. The final event will be the Grand Revelry on Sunday wherein winners from different competitions are expected to perform, along with guest band Itchyworms.

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