Inter-school cheer dance tilt set Feb. 22 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 February 2012 13:46

The battle of the synchronized moves and breathtaking stunts continues as the City Government is steaming up for the Inter-School Cheerdance Competition on February 22 at the City’s coliseum.

Now on its 10th year, the tilt is one of the most anticipated highlights of the Dia de Zamboanga. The contest is open to all secondary and tertiary level students, including other organizations provided that the group must have 25 to 35 members and are duly enrolled students for the school year 2011-2012.
An additional crew of 5-10 persons may be allowed as props management crew.

Based on the guidelines of the competition, each team will be given a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 7 minutes to execute their routine. Exceeding the given time would mean deduction of points.

Tourism Supervising Operation Officer Sarita Sebastian-Hernandez is advising all interested parties to visit their office, which is temporarily located at the entrance of Paseo del Mar or call at 992-3007 for more details about the guidelines of the contest.

Hernandez also said that the admission of official participants will be limited to 10, thus a first-come-first-serve scheme shall be observed.

The competing teams shall be judged according to the adopted criteria to include Synchronization with 35%, Artistry/ Choreography and Style with 35%,
Costume 10% and Acrobatic Skills 20%.

The winners will immediately be announced after the evaluation from the judges where the First Placer will receive P30, 000 in cash, P20, 000 for the Second Placer and P15, 000 for the Third Placer.

The seven non-winning teams will each receive P7, 000 as consolation reward.

According to Hernandez, this year’s battle will have a little twist that offers a weight of significance. Each team are required to include in their routine the
yelling of the tagline “CIUDAD DE ZAMBOANGA, 75 AÑOS!” in recognition of the diamond anniversary of the City of Zamboanga as a Charter City. — Richard Aliangan