[20 August 2014] Smart Jump In Dance Off 2, the biggest interschool dance competition of the country, is set to intensify the battle on the dance floor as it welcomes a total of 72 dance crews to the regional rounds, where they are all set to clash for a much-coveted slot to the finals.
Smart Jump In Dance-Off 2, the biggest interschool dance competition of the country, is set to intensify the battle on the dance floor as it welcomes a total of 72 dance crews to the regional rounds, where they are all set to clash for a much-coveted slot to the finals.
The regional qualifiers consist of the top 20 dance groups from elementary and top 26 dance groups each for high school and college levels from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, which stood out from among hundreds of online video auditions for their artistic merit (40 percent), technical merit (30 percent), and musicality (30 percent).
Remarkable talent and creativity
“We are overwhelmed by the deluge of entries this year, which showcase the remarkable level of talent and creativity of the youth,” said Joel Lumanlan, Smart Prepaid head. “As the competition heats up, we hope to further stir up the passion of the youth for street dancing and expose them to their talented counterparts from all over the country,” he added.
Top dancers Lema Diaz of Philippine AllStars, Jon Supan of the Maneuvers, and Paolo Alcera of Smart Streetdance Crew sat on the panel of judges, noting this year’s impressive entries.
Smart Jump In Dance-Off 2 panel of judges Paolo Alcera of Smart Streetdance Crew, Lema Diaz of Philippine AllStars and Jon Supan of the Maneuvers note the impressive level of talent in the country's biggest interschool dance competition this year.
“Smart Jump In Dance-Off 2 is truly much bigger and better this year not only for the sheer number of audition videos we had to sift through, but also because of the great passion of the students that was quite evident in their routines,” said Diaz.
“They are all very talented and competitive, and I think in the next level of competition, it shall all go down to which team wants it (title) more. We wish them all good luck,” said Supan.
Public performances and text voting
The regional qualifiers are set to battle it out before the public in different venues across the country: SM Iloilo on Aug. 24; SM Rosales and SM Cagayan de Oro on Aug. 30; SM Davao – Annex, SM Cebu and SM Dasmarinas on Sept 6; and SM North Edsa and SM Mall of Asia on Sept. 7.
Smart Prepaid and Postpaid users may also root for their favorite team via text votes, which form 10 percent of the total score for the regional rounds, along with the criteria on visual artistic expression (30 percent), technical execution (30 percent) and musicality and overall effectiveness (30 percent).
Smart subscribers may text KEYWORD<space>POLL<space>assigned letter code of dance crew then send to 9977. For the complete list of the keywords and codes, simply go to www.smart.com.ph/danceoff2 or follow the official Smart Jump In Facebook page on .
From among all the qualifiers, the top four teams in the elementary level and the top eight teams each in high school and college levels shall advance to the Smart Jump In Dance-Off 2 finals at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on October 5, 2014 for a shot to win over P4 million worth of prizes.
Metro Manila: Aquinas School; Bagong Silang Elementary School (Phase 1 Bagong Silang, Kalookan City); San Agustin Elementary School; School of Saint Anthony; St. Mark's Institute; St. Paul College Pasig; and Urduja Elementary School.
Luzon: Cataning Elementary School; First City Providential College; Santo Rosario Elementary School; West Central Elementary School 1 (Dagupan City); and Wesleyan University Philippines.
Visayas: Don Bosco Technology Center; Jaro I Elementary School; Pasil Elementary School; and Talisay South Elementary School.
Mindanao: Jose Maria College; San Roque Central Elementary School; Sta. Maria Central Elementary School; and Tetuan Central School.
High School Level
Metro Manila: Assumption Antipolo; Claret School of Quezon City; Colegio San Agustin-Makati; Espiritu Santo Parochial School; Esteban Abada High School; Fortune High School; La Salle Green Hills; Miriam College; Ramon Magsaysay High School; St. Marks Institute; St. Paul College Pasig; St. Pedro Poveda College; and Xavier School.
Luzon: Baguio City National High School; Fortunato F. Halili National Agricultural School; Mangaldan National High School – Main; Saint Augustine School; and Tanza National Comprehensive High School.
Visayas: Don Bosco Technology Center of Cebu City; Eastern Visayas State University; Iloilo City National High School; University of San Jose – Recoletos.
Mindanao: Ateneo de Davao High School; Bernardo Carpio National High School; Sta. Ana National High School; and Stella Mariz Academy of Davao City
Metro Manila: AMA University; Asia Pacific College; De La Salle University; Far Eastern University – Diliman; Marikina Polytechnic College; Olivarez College; Our Lady of Fatima University – Valenzuela; Our Lady of Fatima University – QC; Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela; Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa; San Beda College Mendiola; University of the Philippines – Diliman; and University of Santo Tomas.
Luzon: De La Salle University – Lipa; Holy Angel University; Laguna College of Business and Arts; University of Perpetual Help System Dalta – Calamba; and University of the Philippines Los Banos.
Visayas: University of Cebu – Main; University of Cebu – METC; University of San Jose – Recoletos; and University of the Immaculate Conception.
Mindanao: Ateneo de Zamboanga University; Notre Dame of Dadiangas University; Universidad de Zamboanga; and University of Mindanao – Matina.
For more information, visit www.smart.com.ph/danceoff2 and follow the official Smart Jump In account on Facebook () and official Smart Twitter account (@SMARTCares).