The Philippines took center stage and triumphed over 29 countries in the recently concluded 2019 All Dance World Championships in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Halili-Cruz School of Dance represented the Philippines and the whole of Asia and took home several awards for their ballet new creation, ballet repertoire, jazz, tap, hip hop, musical theater, lyrical, show and contemporary pieces.
For the Junior Division, comprising of 13 dancers from 4 to 11 years old, they received 6 First Places, 3 Second Places and 3 Third Places.
For the Youth Division, comprising of 8 dancers from 12 to 17 years old, they received 2 First Places, 1 Second Place and 2 Third Places.
For the Adult/Professional Division, comprising of 1 dancer from 18 years old and above, they received 1 First Place, 2 Second Places and 1 Third Place.
Emerging as grand champions, the Junior delegates were given the prestigious Gran Corybant Award, the highest award of dance in the world for obtaining the highest average on all their group choreographies.
Halili-Cruz School of Dance also received the Best Male Dancer for the Junior Division (Symone Drapete), the Best Female Dancer for the Professional Division (Aira Rostrata) and the 3rd Best Director Award for Associate Directors, Anna Kathrina Halili-Cruz Bueno and Grace Garalde-Perez.
Now on its 11th year, All Dance World Championship is organized by All Dance International, the biggest dance organization in the world consisting of 5 continents and more than 100 countries.
Associate Artistic Directors:
Anna Kathrina Halili-Cruz
Kelly dela Cruz
Gwyneth de Mesa
Thea San Diego
Summary of Awards:
Ballet New Creation Solo Gwyneth de Mesa
Lyrical Solo Gwyneth de Mesa
Tap Duo Zoe Gabriel and Symone Drapete
Ballet Small Group Zinnias
Musical Theater Small Group It’s A Hard Knocked Life
Hip Hop Small Group Ghostbusters
Musical Theater Solo Pristine Agravio
Tap Solo Marielle Calpito
Jazz Small Group Faith
Hip Hop Solo Symone Drapete
Modern Jazz Duo Princess Caballero and Marielle Calpito
Hip Hop Trio Princess Caballero, Marielle Calpito and Gwyneth de Mesa
Ballet New Creation Solo Sam Laxamana
Neo Classical Small Group Vida
New Creation Ballet Solo Lira Cajucom
New Creation Ballet Solo Gia Jarin
Tap Trio Pia Allones, Chloe Bondoc and Thea San Diego
Ballet New Creation Solo Aira Rostrata
Lyrical Solo Aira Rostrata
Contemporary Solo Aira Rostrata
Repertoire Solo Aira Rostrata
Junior Best Male Dancer Symone Drapete
Adult/Professional Best Female Dancer Aira Rostrata
3rd Best Director Award Anna Kathrina Halili-Cruz Bueno and Grace Garalde Perez
GRAN CORYBANT AWARD – JUNIOR DIVISION
The highest award in the competition given to the group with the highest average in all the group choreographies.