FAR Eastern University’s Street Alliance bested favorites La Salle Dance Company and University of the Philippines Streetdance Club to annex its first-ever title in the UAAP Season 80 streetdance competition yesterday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“It feels so surreal,” said coach Randell San Gregorio.
Only formed last January as a sort of “an experiment”, FEU Street Alliance tallied 85.75 points to become the league’s only third champion.
The hastily-formed gangsta theme together with the music simply jived well for FEU’s championship-winning performance.
LSDC and UP Streetdance Club, which shared the side event’s first six titles, finished second and third with 79.80 and 78.60 points, respectively.
Both runs were entertaining, as De La Salle tried to retain the crown with an emoji-themed show, while UP produced an all-OPM music run in its bid to reclaim the throne, but FEU was simply impressive.
University of Santo Tomas Prime, third placers in the last two seasons, settled for fourth place this time with 75.60 points.
UST still has something to celebrate about as its high school streetdance crew Galvanize got the bragging rights as the first-ever juniors’ champions.
With 82.30 points, UST bested FEU-Diliman’s Baby Tamaraws Streetdance Crew (71.50) and University of the East’s Street Warriors (71.10).
The all-girls De La Salle-Zobel Dance Crew settled for fourth with 67 points.