Commerce Cheering Squad Triumphs Over One Shade Dance Troupe
The College of Commerce grooves and rejoices like there’s no tomorrow as their Commerce Cheering Squad was hailed as the champion of the Cheer Mania 2010 entitled “Hataw Na!”, held last February 10 in the UST Gymnasium.
The Cheer Mania 2010 was participated by six different colleges and faculties namely the College of Science Dance Troupe, One Shade Dance Troupe of the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD), AB Dance Synergy of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, College of the Tourism and Hotel Management’s Intenzyc Danzerge and Ryhtmyx Dance Troupe of the College of Education.
“Dugo’t pawis ang paghahanda” is what hosts Ichan Asuncion and Muse Cledera used to describe the intrinsic preparation of the whole event, both on the contestants part and the organizers as well.
In a spiel interview with the One Shade Dance Troupe, last year’s Cheer Mania champion, they claimed with confidence, “We can still defend the title.” But the year of the Metal Tiger doesn’t seem to be the year for CFAD as they were displaced by the Rhythmyx Dance Troupe that landed second runner up and Intenzyc Danzerge on first.
The event was sparked by the candidates of The Search for the Ideal Thomasian Personality as they strut and flaunt on the dance floor the looks and glamour of an Ideal Thomasian. A successful parody of the stunning moves of the Jabbawockeez was showcased by the UST Yellow Jackets in a dance number with the Salinggawi Dance Troupe who on the other hand danced a routine. Another fascinating and talent-filled intermission performance was unveiled by students from different colleges and faculties’ choir as to promote a yet another upcoming major event this February, the Himig Tomasino.
Other awards such as Best Models were given to the College of Science Dance Troupe, Best Parade for the Intenzyc Danzerge, and the Champion, the Commerce Cheering Squad was the Best in Costume. The event was made possible by the Student’s Organization Coordinating Council (SOCC) with project heads Mark Christian Garcia and Rolando Vittorio Gatmaitan, the Vice-President and Assistant Treasurer of SOCC respectively.
Written by: Ma. Emicon M. Medenilla