By Adrian Stewart Co
Ilonggo dancers from the Matias Balbastro Dance Academy-Philippines showed their wares during the 3rd Central Luzon Central Ball ’21 held online over the weekend.
Zoe Alexandria Lanceta of the West Visayas State University captured three gold medals in the Juvenile category of the Juvenile C Female, Solo Chachacha and Solo Jive.
John Kevin Sabuero of the Iloilo City National High School notched three golds in the Junior C Male, Solo Chachacha and Solo Jive while Mary Ysabelle Cartagena of Special Education-Integrated School for Exceptional Children (SPED-ISEC) also had three golds in the junior female category.
In the youth category, Joemel Jan Yap Magallanes of the SPED-ISEC bagged five gold medals in the Youth C Male, Solo Chachacha, Solo Jive, Youth Duo 2, and Youth Duo 3 dance.
Leanne Reigh Lanceta of the Iloilo National High School took home two gold medals in the Youth C Female and Dance Female Duo, Dana Angelica Galfo of SPED-ISEC also had two golds in Solo Chachacha and Solo Jive, and John Michael Laniog Tamudtamud of Iloilo National High School nabbed two golds in Youth Duo 2 and Youth Duo 3 dance.
In the junior C/Youth C female category, Cartagena and Reigh Lanceta (Iloilo National High School) tallied two silver medals each, while Leanne Dana Angelica Galfo of SPED-ISEC also bagged a silver medal.
Jay Alexis Gabrielle E. Sarate of the Janiuay National Comprehensive High School, meanwhile, had a bronze in the Youth Duo 2, while landing fifth in Youth Jive, sixth in Youth Chachacha, and semifinalist in Youth C Male.
Others who participated in the online dance tournament were Khaye Antonette E. Formon (Janiuay National Comprehensive High School), China Lynn Mamar (Iloilo City National High School) and Therese Ann G. Gatmaitan (Colegio de las Hijas de Jesus).
“I am proud of our performance here in this online competition. This is the first event of the year nang dancesport community,” said Matias Balbastro Cu Tanco of the Matias Balbastro Dance Academy-Philippines./ASC, WDJ