Cheer dance tilt, docu on mayors set today PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 February 2014 17:20

Droves are expected to troop to the Zamboanga City Coliseum this afternoon for the Inter-School Open Cheerdance Competition in line with the 77th Dia de Zamboanga celebration.

Participating schools in the competition are four high schools- Talon-talon NHS, Culianan NHS, Zamboanga City High School-main and Don Pablo Lorenzo and 3 colleges- Western Mindanao State University, Southern City Colleges and Universidad de Zamboanga.

Cash prizes await the winners. First prize is P15, 000, second prize- P10,000 and third prize- P7,500. Non-winners will receive P5, 000.

Meanwhile, young Zamboangueños will have the opportunity to take a trip down memory lane as the City Tourism Office will launch its newest educational activity showcasing local history and leaders on Monday, February 24.

Dubbed the Documentary of Zamboanga City Mayors, the activity will feature a presentation on the history of Zamboanga City and the profiles of the City’s leaders who have held the post of alcalde for the past 77 years, with the intention of giving students knowledge about the City’s past and heritage.

A total of 690 students form 22 elementary, secondary and tertiary schools will participate in the maiden opening of the documentary on Monday, which will be held at the Centro Latino in three separate batches from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Under the cheer dance contest guidelines, each group shall provide its name and shall be composed of 25-35 members with an additional of 5-10 props men. Teams that do not conform to the specified number of members shall be disqualified from winning the top three prizes.

Teams shall be given a minimum of five (5) minutes and maximum of seven (7) minutes to perform their dance, inclusive of their entrance and exit routines. A penalty of point-deduction from the final score shall be imposed for teams with over or under time performances, to wit: 5 points for the first 30 seconds, 5 points for the next 30 seconds and 5 points for every minute thereafter.

Groups must likewise cheer and carry the theme in its performance, and must show the same thru a banner, streamer, or poster made of any material (4’X12’) at any stage of their presentation. The yell line is BUILD BACK BETTER ZAMBOANGA! The cheer is limited to one (1) minute only.

To ensure the safety of participants, participating squads are barred from employing pyramid formations as well as aerial entrance or any stunt (i.e. tossing, throwing) that would require an airborne performance.

The use of vulgar/obscene languages and the use of live animals, bladed weapons, or pyrotechnics as props are strictly prohibited.

Winners will be determined according to the following criteria: over-all evaluation (choreography, synchronization, perfection) – 40%, techniques (expression, dance, arm motion, jumps, tumbling) – 30%, and difficulty (over-all difficulty, speed, transition) – 30%. — Claudine Uniana