Singapore Dance Delight Vol 5: Finals (Part 2)

Part 2 of SDD Finals

Judge’s line-up

Here’s a quick introduction to the judges and their comments on SDD Finals.

Pic cred: dancedelight.sg

Ryan Tan

 

One of the most respected pioneers of the local dance scene! Creative Director of Oschool and the man behind so many varsity and Oschool productions.

  • Don’t put on a concept around your item and forget about dancing altogether
  • While concepts/ideas are entertaining, the judges want to see the crew’s dancing

Shaun Evaristo

One of the most well-known choreographers in the entertainment scene. Some of his choreography includes: Taeyang’s Wedding Dress and Justin Bieber’s Believe World Tour. He’s also the founder of Movement Lifestyle – a choreographer management company/studio.

Henry Link

One of the pioneers/granddaddy in the Hip Hop scene. He was the founder of Elite Force Crew (of New York)  – which was one of the first crews to start dancing on tv/shows, hence, spreading the movement and culture globally.

  • Good concepts and dance crews
  • Great to see how the dance community has grown over the years
  • Don’t dance to be famous, dance because you love the craft

Acky

Lauded as one of the world’s best popper. His crews have won three instalments of Japan Dance Delight in 1998 (Vol.5), 2002 (Vol.9) and 2013 (Vol.20).

  • The SG dance scene has levelled up since his last visit in SDD Vol 1.
  • Important to have good dance skills and techniques because it is a dance contest

Dominique

Member of Wrecking Crew Orchestra – if I can say – one of the dopest Japanese crews around. They’re the crew which came up with the LED dance performance: YouTube

  • Good effort all around
  • His most importance judging criteria is: the dancing has to be good.

 

I think the general consensus this year is: “Save the flashy bits and get down to dancing”.

And so, the winners are…

Congratulations to Flair Origins! They’ve been around the scene for the longest time (7 years maybe?) and I really admire their crew for sticking around so long. Individually, they are all fantastic and strong dancers (especially in freestyle) and are frequent faces in the battles. They’re true advocates of the local dance scene too, in fact, I heard they’re going on on tour to 8 countries to give workshops.

I’m sure they will do Lion City proud.

They win:

  1. 4D3N sponsored trip to Japan Dance Delight Vol. 21, Osaka Japan by F&N Sparkling Drinks
  2. X-Mini UNO Speaker
  3. Cathay Cineleisure Movie Tickets
  4. Lenovo Yoga Tablet
  5. O School $1000 CASH

In second place: 4:13 (Four Thirteen) from Indonesia. The crew will be seeded in JDD. The prizes include:

  1. X-Mini UNO Speaker
  2. Cathay Cineleisure Movie Tickets
  3.  O School $800 CASH

 

Freekzy Bots rounded up third place with:

  1. X-Mini UNO Speaker
  2. Cathay Cineleisure Movie Tickets
  3. O School $500 CASH

 


 

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners at Singapore Dance Delight. Big thanks to F&N for presenting and Oschool for organising SDD each year. With every SDD, the standard of the local dance scene keeps getting pushed up!

For everything F&N visit: http://www.facebook.com/FnNFuN. They do lots to support the local dance scene so like their Facebook for updates!
*Stage pictures are used with permission from Thomas Tan Photography. Kindly do not use his images without his explicit permission.*

 

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