Singapore Dance Delight Volume 2 Saw A Huge Turnout

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Team Harlequinn at Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2

Team Harlequinn at Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2

26 February, 2011, Singapore – The second edition of the Singapore Dance Delight sponsored by F&N Sparkling Drinks saw 46 crews participating last night from the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, galvanizing youths from all walks of life coming together in celebration of dance and being young.    The Preliminaries was held at 4.45pm today at *Scape, Sky Terrace where over 1000 youth gathered to witness the competition.

Defending Champions Joyce and the Boys brings another great showing to SDDVol2

Defending Champions Joyce and the Boys brings another great showing to SDDVol2

Last year’s inaugural Singapore Dance Delight picked its first representative Joyce and the Boys to compete with the world’s best on the international arena at the Dance Delight Vol. 18 in Osaka, Japan.

To compete, dance teams of 2 to 8 in a group must choreograph and perform a 3-minute routine at the Preliminaries.  Upon clearing the Finals, the teams will execute a new routine of 3 minutes for the panel of judges and will be judged on their technical abilities, showmanship, musicality, originality and professionalism.  40 teams competed last night to be one of 20 finalists and to win the opportunity to represent Singapore in Osaka Japan.

The panel of judges will be made up of Street dance veterans from Singapore as well as Dance Delight founders.  Heading the panel is the creator of Dance Delight, Mitsuhiro Harada who is commonly known as Machine.  Accompanying him are accomplished Hip Hop dancer Dominique and well-known House dancer Tatsuo, both from Japan.  Dominque, winner of Dance Delight Vol. 4 and Vol. 10, will have much to contribute.   Tatsuo is known for his ability to freely execute high skilled steps and acrobatic movements in House dance.

The judges from Singapore include Kenny Low, founder, O School; Ryan Tan, Creative Director, O School; and Hu Pei Zhen aka An An from Da’ Street Soulz (Funkamania 2006, Champions).

The 20 finalists teams are (in no particular order):

1) Go Go Funky Rangers (Indonesia)
2) B.O.T.S (Born to Swag)
3) The Basic Five
4) Sickin Freak
5) Flair Brothers
6) I.DOT.M (I Dot M)
7) The Zoo Thailand
8 ) Free Frago
9) Househead
10) Sonic Vibe
11) Team Elite (Philippines)
12) Major Jam
13) Fantastic Forze Crew
14) Size-Zero
15) Burning Bums (the only couple group)
16) Rough Addicts
17) F4C Stars
18) Joyce and the Boys (Defending Champions)
19) Harlequinn
20) Hit the Speed Limit

The winners of Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2 will win a 3D2N round-trip (air tickets and accommodations) to compete in Dance Delight Vol. 18, which will be held in September, 2011 in Osaka, Japan. $30,000 worth of prizes will be awarded to the top three winners of Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2.

“Effervescent and full of fun, F&N Sparkling Drinks is excited to be presenting sponsor of Singapore Dance Delight again.  Vol. 2 of Singapore Dance Delight sees double the number of entries and this year, teams from Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia are also taking part. Dance has always been an important platform for youth to express themselves and this event is an exciting avenue for young dancers to be represented in the international dance arena.  F&N Sparkling Drinks is extremely proud to have a hand in injecting vibrancy into the local dance scene and to Spread the Cheer,” said Jennifer See, General Manager, Corporate Marketing, Fraser and Neave, Limited (F&B Division).

F&N’s involvement

In celebration of all things youth and dance, F&N Sparkling Drinks has planned a series of contests to further add to the excitement of Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2. Win tickets to hip-hop group Far East Movement’s first Singapore concert in a national consumer promotion! F&N Sparkling Drinks’ Facebook fans can also win K-Pop dance classes from O School!

Engaging the Social Media Space

Building on last year’s blog challenge, bloggers who think they have what it takes to Spread the Groove can put their skills to the test in the F&N Spread the Groove Challenge.  This year, bloggers had to use multiple platforms through blogging, Twitter, Facebook and also Foursquare.  The Best Blogger and best user of social media each stand to win a 3D2N round-trip (air tickets and accommodations) to cover Dance Delight Vol. 18 in Osaka, Japan.  5 HTC Wildfire Mobile Phones are also up for grabs!

Check out the following bloggers participation:

1. Lovelivfe

2. YongWei

3. Calvintimo

For more on F&N Sparkling Drinks and Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2 and the exciting activities F&N Sparkling Drinks has planned to Spread the Cheer, please visit www.fnn.com.sg or www.facebook.com/FnNFun for the latest details and updates. You can check www.dancedelight.sg and www.fnn.com.sg regularly for promotions, updates and ticketing details for any of the competition dates.

“The immense popularity of street dance has much to do with the fact that youth see it as a way to their express themselves creatively. Singapore Dance Delight takes this one step further by giving our best dancers the opportunity to be challenged and to showcase their talent on the international stage. We hope that Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2 will continue to inspire our youth to challenge their limits,” shares Kenny Low, Founder, O School and Judge, Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2

The Finals will be held at Wave House Sentosa on 12 March 2011 at 7pm, where one team will win the coveted chance to compete in Japan.  Catch the action and get your tickets from O School  (Tel: 65090016) at S$20 (till March 8, 2011) or S$25 (from March 9, 2011 onwards).  Stay for the after party as well!

SDDV2 Finalists Flair Brothers

Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2 Finalists Flair Brothers

Team 8th Avenue bringing it to SDD Vol. 2

Team 8th Avenue bringing it to Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2

Finalists Burning Bums blazing the stage for Singapore Dance Delight

Finalists Burning Bums blazing the stage for Singapore Dance Delight

 

 

 

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