Public to be entertained with Ballroom, Folkdance Competition

BONTOC, Mountain Province- The public will surely be entertained with the performances of contestants who signed up for the Folkdance and Ballroom Competitions on September 15, 2018, at the Bontoc Municipal Capitol Quadrangle.

These competitions are part of the line-up activities in celebration of the 110th Bontoc Foundation Day and 14th Am-among Festival with the theme “Sustaining Bontoc Culture, Empowering Communities, Access to Global Opportunities”.

Yolanda Comafay, the Co-Chairperson of the Folkdance and Ballroom Committee is inviting everyone to watch and support their contestants as they showcase their talent in dancing.

She mentioned that the committee already closed the acceptance of registration after extending it until September 5, 2018.

As of this writing, Comafay relayed that 24 contestants registered for the Folkdance Competition under the Elementary, Junior High School, and Senior and Tertiary Categories. With the number of participants, the Folkdance competition shall start at 9:00 in the morning.

For the Folkdance Competition, it is open to all elementary, secondary and tertiary level of the different barangays of Bontoc; dancers must interpret any Philippine Folkdance; contestants must wear appropriate costume; participating schools must only have one entry; and the composition of performers shall be a minimum of five pairs or 10 dancers and a maximum of six pairs or 12 dancers.

In the Ballroom Competition, Comafay said that 22 contestants registered under the Elementary, Junior High School, and Senior and Tertiary Categories. With the number of participants, the committee decided that it will start at 2:00 in the afternoon of September 15, 2018.

She specified that participating couple will be one male and one female; a resident of Bontoc; should follow the prescribed cut and decency; and the presentation must be composed of three Latin dances (Cha Cha Cha, Rumba and Jive), and three standard dances (Waltz, Tango, and Swing).

Comafay clarified that those who won in last year’s competition may join in the competition, provided that they have a separate partner.

The same as last year, cash prizes will be provided to the winning participants in each category, both of the Folkdance and Ballroom Competitions. Also, participatory prizes will be given to those who will not make it to Top 3.

By Alpine L. Killa

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