Dance@Live World Cup 2013 @ Avalon Marina Bay Sands

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I was invited to Dance@Live World Cup 2013 held at Avalon at Marina Bay Sands which I blogged about previously.

Bf came along as my +1 as we are both avid fans of dancing!

The performance was indeed spectacular with 3 different dance categories enrolled for the dance competition – Hiphop, Breakdance and Freestyle!

Pulses raced real hard when everyone was waiting for the judges’ verdict, especially when the fight was a tough one, between 2 awesome dancers. Nevertheless, I really do admire all the participants for braving their souls and following their dreams, and most of them even flew over the Sg just to participate in this dance competition as Dance@Live World Cup competes on an international basis!

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Showcasing some of their sponsors…

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The crowd and the DJ arena 🙂

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Honestly, bf and I did felt somewhat out of place because the crowd comprises of much younger ppl! And they were already warming up and getting the feel before the competition started!

Some of STEEZ products by Pioneer as mentioned previously here 🙂

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And then because we had our passes to access all areas, we headed to level 2 to have a better view of the whole event 🙂

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It was definitely tiring!!! Imagine having to stand throughout from 4-8.30pm!!!

Judges sat behind them to have a full clear view of the dance movements.

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Competition was fierce and the fight was tough, but participants were professional by keeping it on a friendly note.

This was the Hip-Hop style.

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Most of the competition sessions were extremely entertaining, thrilling and humorous as participants taunt each other in a light-hearted way.

There also a few guest performances by Basic 5, Time Machine and  Beat Buddy Boi (No pictures, only managed to film a video)

Basic 5

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 15 year old, Karina’s debut.

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Time Machine

Besides the breathtaking moments by the participants, this was another highly impressive dance performance. Time Machine, they are really good at what they do best! Definitely a jaw-dropping sensation!

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The picture below depicts the moment when the ‘surgeons’ points at a particular ‘patient’ and he/she would have to jump up not by using any support, but just by laying down flat on the surface ground.

Totally impressive! THUMBS UP! 😀

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Semi-finals for Break dance.

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It was difficult to capture a clear shot as they were moving really fast. That was also the reason for the videos below.

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You could see how the judges were paying full attention to the dance movements and techniques, and when the competition was really stiff between 2 awesome dancers especially during the finals, it was really a tough time for them in making their decisions.

 

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And during the night falls came the semi finals as well as finals for the different categories of dance.

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Winners for each category :

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Break: Morris from USA ( Winner for the Wild Card BBoy Battle on 29 June at Far East Square)

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Hip Hop: Carlos from Italy

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Freestyle: Ibuki from Japan

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Do watch this video on Dance@Live by 987TV at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUuLip80hZM

And because pictures definitely don’t do justice to these awesome performances, I decided to just film them down (till my camera’s battery went flat -.-)

But I’m having some problems uploading them onto YouTube, argh.

I will keep you guys updated when they are done 🙂

Thanks for reading! 😀

Dance@Live World Cup 2013 – Avalon @ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Advertorial

Do you love to dance? Or simply love watching dance performances?

Well, I used to learn dancing for a period of time back in my younger days and although I have stopped dancing (except when I’m clubbing and when my old bones still permit?), I still enjoy watching dance performances very much.

Dance@live World cup is Asia’s biggest 1 on 1 dance battle competition. The competition has 3 different battle categories, Break-dancing, Hip-hop, & Freestyle.

The Worldcup battles held in Singapore will include champions from the following countries, Australia, China, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, & USA.

Check out the participants here : http://www.dancealive.tv.e.jq.hp.transer.com/dancealive-japan/wc13-final

For the first time, Pioneer will be uniting the winners from the individual countries to gather in Singapore to battle it out to see who is the best street dancer in the world.

Prior to the grand finals, there will be a wildcard battle held at Far East Pavillion, Singapore. Expect the best dancers from around the world to rock the stage in Singapore as they battle it out in different categories such as Hip-hop, Freestyle and Break.

The grand finals will feature Japan dance crew Beat Buddy Boi who were part of Adidas all original represent campaign. Judges for the inaugural world cup include LOOSE JOINT (ELITE FORCE), FIRE LOCK
GUCCHON (Co-thkoo), HIRO (ALMA) and DUCKY.

Steez, the first-ever line of serious dance gear is the sponsor for the event with its belief to cater to dance enthusiasts seeking dance gear!

This event will also see the launch of STEEZ’s iPhone app, the “Dance boost app dance+ by STEEZ”, designed to enhance the dance experience for STEEZ Audio users. Dancers can check out the synchronisation of their dance moves to the song they are dancing to using the app’s video recording function that eliminates background noise. The app also shakes up dance practices with the “Player” that operates various dance features like AB repeat and Tempo Control.

exclusive features that help dancers practice and perfect their techniques. Each STEEZ music system incorporates features that make it possible for dancers to change music tempo, set choreographed cue points, battle with friends, create smart playlists and more, all seamlessly on-the-fly via the STEEZ unit.

STEEZ music systems also boast a cool Auto Battle Mode that enables users to automatically create a battle sequence, complete with a countdown timer on the player’s LCD screen and voice and tone prompts to signal when 10 seconds of music is left before switching to the next user.

Steez Audio Range consists of three different types of audio players that stands out with its unique features.
“Auto-Dance Battle Mode” allows dancers to match music genres, snip snap their tunes enabling them to start a dance battle anywhere.

TYPE S (BLUE) $399

Sleek and lightweight to elevate your passion for dance

The STEEZ AUDIO Type S has a rugged and drip-proof finish so you can bring it along to your favorite hangout. Just 36 cm in size, you can fit it in most backpacks.

Features for dancers include Auto Battle Mode, DJ MIX mode, Tempo Control, and Dance Cue.

TYPE T (GREEN) $499

Compact, rugged and as original as you

Just 31.9 cm in size and weighing 0.8kg, you can carry this player in your backpack or in your hand. Start a jam at your friend’s, in the underground, in the supermarket – anywhere!

Features for dancers include Auto Battle Mode, DJ MIX mode, Tempo Control, and Dance Cue.

TYPE Z (RED) $699

Full studio sound, built to attract an audience

 

It’s rugged, drip-proof and LOUD. At 2 x 10W and a subwoofer (20W), this boombox is bound to make an impression and not only by its smooth design.

Features for dancers include Auto Battle Mode, DJ MIX mode, Tempo Control, and Dance Cue.

If you’re an ardent fan, Marina Bay Sands Singapore will be hosting a Dance@Live World Cup this coming Sunday, 30th June!!!

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Event details:

Dance@Live World Cup 2013
Avalon, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
1pm-8pm
I’m pretty sure the music and ambience would be awesome!!!
See you on Sunday and let’s get grooovvvvinggg!!! 🙂