The dance team hosted the 11th annual Granada’s Best Dance Crew Competition (GBDC) on January 31 in Highlander Hall. There were two first place winners, one for crews consisting of sports teams and one for crews consisting of non-sports team groups.
Boys cross country won first place as a sports team while Revolutionary Steps, also known as RevSteps, was the winner amongst the dance crews. Baseball took second place and boys volleyball took third for sports teams. Error 404 took second place and Drum Line took third place for dance crews. There were a total of 17 crews participating.
Each crew is assigned members from the dance team to help choreograph their dances, but some crews, such as RevSteps, choose to choreograph their own. The dance team members helped groups plan by asking them questions about what they wanted for their performance.
“We work in partners and we usually meet up with each other before meeting with the group. We ask the group about their songs and if they want a theme. Then, we choreograph it together, usually over winter break,” junior and dance team member Kylie Tolentino said.
Tickets were sold out for the night of the event. The profits from the event go towards paying the dance team’s competition fees, costumes, and a venue for the team’s spring showcase.
In addition, GBDC offers a way for students to interact with and meet new people from different activities.
“It is really fun because it’s a good way to get involved with school activities. So many sports and teams and clubs and people from school get to be involved and do something fun. It is also fun to see them perform in front of their classmates,” Tolentino said.
The dance team is not alone in benefitting from this event. Many of the students involved also enjoyed participating in GBDC.
“The event was a lot of fun because I got to bond with my team and I just had a good time being in that space. It was also very exciting and there was a lot of adrenaline,” junior Joel Yong, who was a member of the ASBaddies, said.
GBDC was yet another success this year, as the dance team raised funds and many of the students involved had a good experience. This has become an annual event for GHC, and is a positive experience for many students to enjoy.