Pavia dancers win 6th Dinagyang showdown-A A +A
Thursday, January 31, 2013
THE Groovers dance group of Pavia, Iloilo emerged as dance champion in the 6th Dinagyang Dance Showdown grand finals held January 25 at the SM City carpark.
The dance grand finals, which was spearheaded by Iloilo City Councilor Nielex Tupas, aims to discover dance talents in the barangays and neighboring areas.
A total of 10 dance entries participated in the showdown this year.
The Groovers was also the grand champion in the 2012 dance showdown. For 2013, the Pavia dancers of 10 dancers received P20,000 cash prize for depicting the lives of pier workers and dockhands in groovy dance movements widely appreciated by the audience.
Second placer, who received P10,000, was Hitsync Dancers of Jaro, Iloilo City, while UAD Dancers of Guimaras received P5,000 as third prize winner.
Tupas said he is looking forward that by 2014, the competition will see more entries from the provinces of Western Visayas as the youths continue to express their emotions through dance interpretation.
Tupas said the dance competition is an effective deterrent to illegal drug addiction and other illegal activities participated by the youth sector.