The Philippines is home to some of the best singers around the world, there’s no doubt about that. But thanks to these homegrown dance crews, the country also started to gain recognition when it comes to cutting the rug. In fact, not only did they shine the light on the fact that we have the moves, they also proved that we can dominate the dancefloor in a showdown against any group from other countries.
1. Philippine All Stars
Philippine All-Stars was formed in 2005 by twelve friends who had the same goal: to raise the country’s flag by representing it in the prestigious World Hip-Hop Championships in the US. Since then, the HipHop dance group has grown and has been nothing but a steady tour de force in both the local and international dance scene. They took part and emerged victorious in different competitions such as World Hip-Hop Championships, Kenya Street Dance Africa, UDO World Street Dancing Championships, and World of Dance.
A fusion of the country’s most skilled dancers of this generation, A-Team is another homegrown group that has consistently made the Philippines proud with its achievements. In addition to being an official representative of the country and taking home the gold in the biggest dance competitions such as the World Hip Hop Dance Championship in Las Vegas, USA, among many others, A-team has also hosted workshops in countries like Singapore, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Russia, and USA.
Another Hip Hop powerhouse that has triumphantly put Filipino talent on the map is University of the Philippines’ very own UPeepz. A back-to-back championship in Hip Hop International’s World Hip Hop Dance Championship is just the tip of the iceberg of this group’s illustrious portfolio. Led by legendary choreographer Chips Beltran, they also competed in NBC’s ‘World Of Dance’ where they sealed their legendary status.
4. The Crew
An OG name in the local Hip Hop scene, The Crew is also a widely celebrated dance group that has upheld the Filipino dance industry since 1997. That’s right! They’re a pioneer in the Philippine Hip Hop dance community and have represented the country on the international stage countless times. Now, after more than 20 years of dancing with a purpose. they’re extending their legacy of excellence by coaching, mentoring today’s youngbloods.
TPM, short for Team Package Makers, is a community of dancers and professional choreographers bound together by their sheer love for the art of dance and their common purpose of inspiring peace, hope, and love through it. After reigning supreme in VIBE Philippines III, a prestigious dance competition participated by the best crew across the country, TPM went on to conquer VIBE XXIV Dance Competition in California.
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