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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Zamboanga Dancesport Competition Year 5

by Dante Corteza

It was my first time to witness the dancesport competition of Zamboanga Hermosa Festival last October 10 at the Zamboanga City Coliseum. This has been going on for the last five years under the supervision of the Zamboanga City Tourism Office.

I was totally floored and awed with the young competitors. They were so graceful in twisting their bodies and thumping around. It made the audience stomped too their feet in rhythm with the music. Simply great!

And to think that the general impression of most people only the oldies are good at this. In other countries, ballroom dancesport is a phenomenon. People of all ages and sexes are crazy about it. Dancing does not give us only fit bodies, it develops our self-discipline, self-esteem, our mind (have to think fast our next moves), and maturity of our emotions (winning is not everything here). We have to feel the music to perform well.

Top Hollywood male superstars including action stars are good dancers. It gives them agility and it can also help bear long sustenance of physical endurance for them.

Kudos should be given to City Mayor Celso Lobregat for supporting this physical art of endeavor through the coordination of the City Tourism Office.

The declared winners were: College Category – (First Place-Universidad de Zamboanga); (Second Place-Zamboanga City Polytechnic College), and (Third Place- Western Mindanao State University). High School Category – (First Place-Montessori de Zamboanga), (Second Place-Claret High School), and (Third Place-Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School).

Next year, the dancsport promises to be grander and more exciting!

More pictures at the photo gallery of What's on Zamboanga.

1 comment:

girlopinion said...

I really love to watch DanceSports.