Davao group to join world street dance championship in December
The "World Supremacy Battlegrounds" will be held on December 1, 2012 in Sydney Australia.
It will feature amateur and professional hip hop dance groups from different countries like Japan, New Zealand, United States, and Australia.
In fact, for the past four years, the Philippines has consistently been in the top three groups in this competition.
Inspired by previous Filipino winners
Most of them were inspired by previous Filipino winners like Xtatic from CDO in 2007, Xquizyth from GenSan in 2008, Amplified HipHop from Baguio in 2009 and Boyz Unlimited from Luzon in 2011.
The video audition they sent to Australia early this year earned them a spot to be one
"Changes" through the years
The members of the 9th generation of Groove Unlimited that will be competing in Australia include: Bryan Grandeza, a performing artist and athlete, as well as college students Dexter Guibone, Jr., Sheldone Dacalos, Takahiro Kaneko, Noe Ross Calicdan, Kenneth Delideli, Jonathan Endonela, and Lloyd Callao. a registered nurse.
“Mindanao dancers are very daring and passionate. You can see it in the way that we dance and from other groups coming from Mindanao that we’re not afraid of
"Filipino dancers, by reputation, are known be very powerful and very strong in terms of technique and style. We Filipinos dance hard and that’s exactly
Saving money for Australia
Grandeza said, “We’re not afraid to work in order to pay for what we need to get into the competition. Having sponsorship does help but more importantly, we want our fellow Filipinos to be proud of us.
They are asking people to like their Facebook page and watch their videos on YouTube.
"We want them to see how we can make them proud. Because as a group, we are proud of how much we have achieved. Just qualifying for this competition validated our efforts. It shows that Davao City finally has a strong dance community that can produce dancers good enough to compete in an international stage,” Grandeza said. - VVP, GMA News