In a battle for the title of being the best streetdance team in the UAAP, La Salle Dance Company-Street (LSDC-Street) was unable to defend its title, moving down to second place, with the FEU Street Alliance taking home the victory, at yesterday’s UAAP Streetdance Competition at the Mall of Asia Arena. For the past seven years, LSDC-Street has not fallen short of a podium finish with three golds, three silvers, and one bronze under its belt.
In the senior’s division, with a score of 85.75, FEU stole the show to earn its first ever championship. Following them at second place, with a score of 79.50, was LSDC-Street. The UP Street Dance Club followed next with a score of 78.60. It was a statement victory for FEU as it joins UP and DLSU as the only three schools with streetdance titles.
Despite falling short of back-to-back titles, LSDC-Street did not go down without a fight. The team, which performed second to last, had an emoji-themed routine. La Salle is known for being one of the most technique oriented and high power dance crews in the country and their routine did their best to show that. The routine also showcased the team’s creative prowess, not just in the scope of dance, but in their song choices and costume utilization as well.
A hectic month of March still has not ended for the Taft-based dance crew. The conclusion of the UAAP Streetdance Competition only marks the halfway point of the team’s challenging stretch. After placing fifth in the World of Dance Qualifiers and second in the UAAP Street Dance Competition, the team has its sight set on its next two events.
Looking to carry momentum over, the team will be competing on March 17 at the AFP Theater for the Dance Supremacy Competition. The team will then end their year with their annual year-end thanksgiving concert, Danz Dish 13: Before Your Eyes, which is set to take place on March 23.