The 73rd installment of the UAAP arrived at its homestretch last February, but before the University passed its hosting duties to rival school Ateneo De Manila University at the closing ceremonies held at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, another group of Lasallians made noise before the season’s wind-up.
La Salle Dance Company-Street (LSDC) was hailed as the best dance crew at the first-ever UAAP Streetdancing Competition, which is one of the two new events that added to spice up the formalities at the closing ceremonies of the UAAP; the Drumline Competition is the other.
The group of dancers, who are no strangers to winning competitions, bested seven other dance crews, fielded by the other UAAP participating schools, with University of the Philippines-Diliman’s Streetdance Club nabbing the silver and Ateneo’s Company of Ateneo Dancers settling for the bronze.
Their first-place finish was also complemented by a P75,000 prize money.
The two events were added to encourage more people to attend the closing ceremonies, where the outstanding best players and the overall championship are awarded. Although the results of these competitions did not alter the tally for the UAAP’s General Championship, their victory was nevertheless a fitting end to another successful season.