Campus Dance Drive Year 2 is almost upon us—witness the interschool dance competition showcasing the amazing talents of our Filipino dance crews at the Tanghalang Pasigueño on November 30.

Campus Dance Drive PH is back for its second year for its interschool dance competition to be held at the Tanghalang Pasigueño on November 30, 2018. Co-presented by the AfterParty and with the support of Dance PH, Hip Hop House Studio, and When in Manila—Campus Dance Drive Year 2 is bringing yet again a dance competition that you shouldn’t miss.

The gates will be opening at 12NN at the Tanghalang Pasigueño and the event proper will begin at 1 PM. General admission tickets are at P250.00 and VIP tickets are at P400.00, tickets are available from the members of the competing crews themselves. Take note that the Campus Dance Drive is implementing a strictly “No AfterParty App, No Entry” policy.

Campus Dance Drive Year 2 or CDD2 is divided into three categories: the High School Division, College Division, and the Open Campus Division categories. The High School Division has the most number of competing crews amongst the three categories with a total of 35 crews, followed by the College Division with 22 crews and the Open Campus Division will be composed of 13 participating crews.

Each crew from all three categories will have the chance to win the grand prize of P20,000. Not only that, but they would also have the chance to win AfterParty Prizes—the first one with the most downloads of the AfterParty application will garner a total of P10,000 and the second one with the most downloads will get P5,000. All they have to do is follow the mechanics below to have the opportunity to acquire the AfterParty Fan Favorites prizes.

Guest performers will also be gracing the dance competition. Attendees and competitors will be able to witness the performance of Nhikzy Calma, the first-ever grand winner of the noontime show “It’s Showtime: Mini Me.” The second set of the performer is called the Baby Boys Dance Troupe who made a good name for themselves when they won over the judges of “Pilipinas Got Talent” on the year 2015. Campus Dance Drive Year 2 will also be composed of amazingly talented judges well-known in the Philippine dance community. Namely dancers Matt Padilla, James Wong, Les Paul Sañez, Beni Angeles from the Nitrous Image Crew, and Jhay R Chua from Lazarus. To make sure everyone will have a great experience, Jiar will be hosting the interschool dance competition on the last Friday of the month, November 30.

Campus Dance Drive Year 2 is not merely a dance competition with an enormous grand prize and other rewards for the winners. As co-presented by the AfterParty, CDD2 is all about flourishing the already broad Philippine dance community. After the successful “All The Way Up” Dance Competition held last October 21, AfterParty aims to give the numerous Philippine dance crews the voice and the enhanced identity that they deserve. Events as such will help the vision of the organizers of CDD2 and the team of AfterParty in promoting and supporting the dance scene of the country.

This vision was certainly visible during the “All The Way Up” Dance Competition or ATWU held at the Meralco Theater just last month. AfterParty, together with Rockwell, were able to promote the Philippine dance community and gave the right exposure to the very talented and skilled Filipino dancers. One of the participants of the ATWU will also be competing in the Campus Dance Drive Year 2. Matthew Gatchalian, who was part of the Invincible dance crew from ATWU’s Squad Leg, will be competing at CDD2 with Streets Enomenos under the College Division representing their school, Olivarez College.

Regarding his take on the situation of the Philippine dance community today, Gatchalian expressed that it lacks the attention that it deserves as compared to other countries. He also states that the dance crews are not given the support and the resources that they need in order to showcase their impeccable talents. Being part of ATWU Dance Competition and being one of the participants for the CDD2, Gatchalian already has experiences with the AfterParty. When asked if he thinks that AfterParty will be able to cater to the needs of the country’s dance community, his answer was:

“Basta para sa akin, pag mas lalo pa mapalaganap yung AfterParty sa mga big competition, mas mapapadali.”

Matthew Gatchalian personally thinks that if AfterParty will be able to produce and present more dance competitions, and AfterParty will be disseminated, then everything might just become easier for the dance scene. Furthermore, AfterParty is on its way to giving more events as such to be able to compensate what is lacking for the talented Filipino dancers.

Campus Dance Drive Year 2 together with AfterParty shows the keen determination of the people behind these events in setting a stepping stone to further the growth of the Philippine dance scene. The goal is to be able to cater to the much-needed exposure of the very talented dancers in the country and to help them garner the global attention that they deserve.

Campus Dance Drive Year 2, an interschool dance competition with a total number of 70 participating talented crews, will compete for the P20,000 grand prize. Not only that, but CDD2 happening at the Tanghalang Pasigueño this November 30 is yet another event that will give the Filipino dancers the voice that they deserve and the exposure that the Philippine dance community needs.

Are you ready for the Campus Dance Drive Year 2? If you have any questions or inquiries, you can message the organizers of CDD2 through the Campus Dance Drive PH Facebook page. You can also leave a comment or message us through our Facebook or Twitter @UDoUPh.