I attended the Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2 Prelims at Scape the previous Saturday (26 Feb).

Dance is big in Singapore among youths. Check out this photo:

Over 1000 youths were gathered at Scape for the Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2 Prelims

Over 1000 youths were gathered at Scape for the Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2 Prelims

Another crowd shot

Another crowd shot

Over 1000 youths attended the event, despite the sporadic rain which came on and off.

40 teams competed for the chance to be one of 20 finalists, and to win the prestigious opportunity to represent Singapore on the international arena at Dance Delight Vol. 18 in Osaka, Japan.

The 20 finalists teams are (in no particular order):

1 ) Go Go Funky Rangers (Indonesia)
2 ) B.O.T.S (Born to Swag)
3 ) The Basic Five
4 ) Sickin Freak
5 ) Flair Brothers
6 ) I.DOT.M (I Dot M)
7 ) The Zoo Thailand
8 ) Free Frag
9 ) Househead
10) Sonic Vibe
11) Team Elite (Philippines)
12) Major Jam
13) Fantastic Forze Crew
14) Size-Zero
15) Burning Bums (the only couple group)
16) Rough Addicts
17) F4C Stars
18) Joyce and the Boys (Defending Champions)
19) Harlequinn
20) Hit the Speed Limit

Some photos I took at the Prelims:

Interesting F&N door gift - mini F&N cans that contain wet wipes

Interesting F&N door gift - mini F&N cans that contain wet wipes

Show host, Sheik Haikel

Show host, Sheik Haikel

Stage was temporarily shifted indoor due to the rain

Stage was temporarily shifted indoor due to the rain

Two men dance team

Two men dance team

All female dance trio

All female dance trio

Mesmerised audience

Mesmerised audience

The smaller indoor venue did not discourage the dancers from giving their best performances

The smaller indoor venue did not discourage the dancers from giving their best performances

Group of tall boys in shiny electrifying costumes

Group of tall boys in shiny electrifying costumes

Group rehearsing their moves

Group rehearsing their moves

Rain stopped - the crowd was ushered to the original outdoor venue to accommodate more people

Rain stopped - the crowd was ushered to the original outdoor venue to accommodate more people

Believe it or not,  these are all guys!

Believe it or not, these are all guys!

Prancing around in killer stilettos

Prancing around in killer stilettos

Defending Champion, Joyce and  the Boys

Defending Champion, Joyce and the Boys

Dance group with interesting costume

Dance group with interesting costume

This team was from the Philippines

This team was from the Philippines

Jubilant scene as the dance teams hear that they are among the top 20 finalists

Jubilant scene as the dance teams hear that they are among the top 20 finalists

One of the happy groups that made it to the finals

One of the happy groups that made it to the finals

Bloggers posing for photos with the dance teams after the event

Bloggers posing for photos with the dance teams after the event

Group picture with my colleague Janet and a few of the bloggers who were present

Group picture with my colleague Janet and a few of the bloggers who were present

F&N Spread the Groove polaroid for memory

F&N Spread the Groove polaroid for memory

Other than the competing dance teams, a group of bloggers were also competing to be among ten finalists who will be tasked to cover the entire Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2 campaign. Out of the ten finalists, two bloggers will eventually be sent to Osaka too. Check out their shared blog on omy.sg as they trash it out with their keyboards to “Spread the Groove”.

The 10 finalists bloggers are (in no particular order):

Meet the ten finalists for the F&N Spread the Groove Challenge!

Meet the ten finalists for the F&N Spread the Groove Challenge!

The bloggers at a briefing session at omy.sg where they were each presented with a limited edition F&N Trexi

The bloggers at a briefing session where they were each presented with a limited edition F&N Trexi

1 ) Goh Yong Wei
2 ) William Tan
3 ) Low Sze Ping
4 ) Woo Jiayi
5 ) Woo Jiaqi
6 ) Angie Chew
7 ) Benvoda
8 ) Darren Ang
9 ) CalvinTimo
10) Luke Phang

All these are possible, thanks to the generous presenting sponsor, F&N Sparkling Drinks.

ABOUT SINGAPORE DANCE DELIGHT VOL. 2

With all things dance gaining feverish popularity, street dance is one activity that never fails to bring youth together. They see dance as a way to find community and to express themselves creatively. Whether they are dancing to the beat or cheering as spectators, they enjoy the pace, the fervour and the adrenaline rush that comes with dance.

Singapore Dance Delight is one of the rare recent events that has galvanized youth from all walks of life to come together in celebration of dance and being young. Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2 has proven to be bigger & louder with almost double the number of crews competing – 46 teams registered up from last year’s 28! This year’s entries saw strong showings from the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia! Singapore is the only South East Asian country to host Dance Delight. Last year’s competition set the bar really high so this year, expect even greater choreography, tighter routines & more outrageous outfits!

Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2, is the Singapore edition of Asia’s “fiercest” street dance competition, Dance Delight, Japan. Last year, Singapore inaugurated Singapore Dance Delight to pick its first representative to compete with the world’s best in Osaka, Japan. Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 1 winners Joyce and the Boys found it to be a tremendous honour and awe-inspiring experience to dance with the best in the world.

Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 2 is proudly presented by F&N Sparkling Drinks and produced by O School.

The Finals will be held at Wave House Sentosa, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island on March 12, 2011 at 7pm. Only one team will win the coveted chance to compete in Japan. Admission to the finals is by ticket only. Tickets can be purchased from O School (Tel: 6509 0016) at $20 (till March 8, 2011) or $25 (from March 9, 2011 onwards).

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