- The Philippine team composed of young dancers aged seven to 16 bagged a total of 41 medals and four dance international scholarship grants
- Overall the team brought home 20 gold, 7 silver, and 14 bronze medals
- The competition was held in Hong Kong from July 24 to 30 this year
Young Filipinos gracefully danced their way to victory at the 8th Annual Hong Kong Challenge Cup Dance Competition after grabbing 41 medals in various dance categories.
Representing the Philippines with pride and dedication, the Filipino dancers showed their talent and skills during the six-day competition held from July 24 to 30 at the Y Theatre in Chai Wan, Hong Kong; grabbing 20 gold, 7 silver, and 14 bronze medals, a report said.
In the competition, the Filipino youth took the country’s rich ethnicity, arts, and culture to the international stage against participants from different countries, who are equally globally-competitive as our locals.
According to a report, the Filipino squad was composed of dancers as young as seven to 16 years old.
“Filipino squad competed with a brave heart to make the nation proud, coupled with their enthusiasm, talent, and passion for dance, creating an unstoppable formula for victory as they entered the competition,” Dance Theatre Arts Philippines said in a statement.
Aside from bagging several medals for the country, four competitors from the Philippine squad received scholarship grants such as Scholarship at Dance Masters International, Auckland, New Zealand, which was bagged by Mhaira Franchezca Escalante, who was also named as the Best Performer award for the Junior Classical Ballet Solo Category Ages 7 to 9.
Scholarship at the Rambert School, London, UK, which was received by Mary Rose Valderrama and Ma. Venezia Arguelles; and Scholarship in Ballet West, Scotland obtained by Benedick L. Santiago.