AFTER a successful 2009, Dancesport Team Cebu City (DTCC) is showing no signs of slowing down.

DTCC achieved world-wide fame after bagging a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest dance class. It also successfully hosted an international competition, the International Dancesports Federation Open at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel Grand Ballroom.

This year, DTCC will be going back to the grassroots as it shifts its focus on its year-round barangay dancesport workshop.

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“The free barangay workshops will get back on top of our priority list this year on top of the training of our prime team, which is composed of 300 kids. We will also still have the year round barangay competitions,” said DTCC founder and director Ed Hayco.

Hayco said they will always go back to the root of DTCC’s success—their extensive program for the kids from the barangay. This program has also gained international prominence as it was featured several times in national and international TV shows.

“These (shows) have tremendously increased the awareness about the sport and our free workshops staged even in the outskirts of the city, has improved the competence of the very ordinary village kids,” said Hayco.

And if these aren’t enough, Hayco still has more tricks up his sleeves.

Hayco said this year, they are branching out to further propagate the interest in the sport.

“We may venture into bringing dancesport to the night school, initially involving 2,000 students,” said Hayco.