Grassroots development program

Second leg of Cebu City Dancesport Challenge set Sept. 3

By: Dale Rosal - CDN Digital | September 01,2022 - 03:53 PM


Photo caption: The scene during the first leg of the Cebu City Dancesport Challenge Series 2022 at the SM Seaside City Cebu. | Contributed Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Over 300 young dancesports athletes will strut their wares in the second leg of the Cebu City Dancesport Challenge Series 2022 at the SM Seaside City Cebu on Saturday, September 3, 2022. 

The dancesport competition is part of Dancesport Team Cebu City’s (DTCC)  youth and grassroots development program and the Cebu City Junior Olympics.

It’s organized by Edward Hayco, the founder of DTCC. He is also the former Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) Chairman and current CCSC Chairman Emeritus. 

“Our concept of having this competition is to establish a grassroots development program in dancesport. We want to develop this kind of competition to sharpen the youth and the young athletes as early as five years old to expose them to actual competitions where they’re surrounded by audiences to develop them,” said Hayco.

“Similar to other sports, even if you’re already technically sound and good with your techniques, but you haven’t applied it in competitions where there is pressure, where there is crowd, then there is no sense of direction. So, this dancesport competition on Saturday will provide the young athletes a holistic development by exposing them to this kind of event.”

Hayco added that they’ve invited dancesports teams from various municipalities and cities around Cebu. 

There are two categories in the competition, the couples and duo. 

The couples category features seven sub-categories in elementary Grade-D, elementary Grade-C, high school Grade-D, high school Grade C, college Grade-D, college Grade-C, and high school junior Grade-C Open. 

The duo category features elementary Duo-2, elementary Duo-3, high school Duo-2, and high school Duo-3. 

Hayco said the winning pairs will qualify for the December’s final leg, while non-winners can still qualify through wild card selection. 

“We’re targeting December to wrap up this six-month series that we started in July. We are expecting as many as 600 kids to join the finals in December,” said Hayco.

The competition  kicks off at 1 p.m.  



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