As part of the annual foundation celebration and town fiesta of Mataasnakahoy, Batangas, it has been a tradition to conduct different activities which showcase the resources of the town. This year, Coconut Festival-Street Dancing Competition was one of the highlights of the 78th Foundation Anniversary of the municipality with the theme: “Ikaw, Ako, Tayong Lahat, Sama-sama sa Layuning Pangkaunlaran”.
Ten elementary schools around town specifically La Purisima Conception Academy and the elementary schools of Bayorbor, Nangkaan, Lumang Lipa, Bubuyan, Kinalaglagan, Loob, Calingatan, and Mataas na Kahoy Central School competed for the coco street dance contest. Vigorous cheers from little kids of each participating team made the celebration a vibrant one.
Moreover, the uniqueness of each group in terms of costumes and choreography also made the contest more competitive. While each group performed their utmost presentations, the crowd also cheered as sign of support for their fellows.
Aside from the major awards for the “Coconut Festival Street Dancing Competition – Grand Champion, 2nd and 3rd placers, the aforementioned participating dance tribes competed for the following special awards: Best in Street Dancing, Top three Best in Costume and Top three Best Performers. After more or less two hours of peerless dance twirls and blasts, the following emerged as the winners with their corresponding prizes:
8- Minute Dance Exhibition
Champion 2010 Coconut Festival – Manggahan Elementary School (P15,000)
2nd placer – Bayorbor Elementary School (P10,000)
3rd placer – Nangkaan Elementary School (P7,000)
Best in Street Dancing – Lumang Lipa Elementary School (P2,000)
Best in Costume
Champion – Nangkaan Elementary School (P3,000)
2nd placer – Bayorbor Elementary School (P2,000)
3rd placer – Mataasnakahoy Central School (P1,000)
Best Individual Performers
Champion – Nomer Bural (Mataasnakahoy Central School) – (P500)
2nd placer – Sophia Nicole Badillo (Maggahan Elementary School)- (P300)
3rd placer – Harold Tipan (Nangkaan Elementary School) – (P200)
Meanwhile non-winners received P2,000.
WOWBatangas Team congratulates the people behind this successful event, the organizers and all the winners! Congratulations and Happy Fiesta!
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