’King Julien Dance Off’ opens its doors to young talents anew

The fourth-anniversary celebration of City of Dreams Manila’s DreamPlay, the only DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space in the world, is in full swing with the staging of the annual King Julien Dance Off competition.

’King Julien Dance Off’ opens its doors to young talents anew
DreamPlay animation characters Troll’s Poppy and Branch, Kung Fu Panda’s Po and Tigress and Shrek together with the Dreamers performed a special dance number at the DreamPlay Sing Off Grand Finals.
The competition is opening its doors to dance groups composed of children ages 7 to 14 years old. Following a preliminary screening, the top eight groups will vie for the “King Julien Dance Off Champion” title, with a total of P185, 000 in cash for the winners and other exciting prizes at stake on the Grand Final stage on June 29, 2:00 p.m. at City of Dreams Manila’s Grand Ballroom.

The preliminary round took place on June 15, wherein contestants were required to perform a dance routine with any English song that should not exceed four minutes. Eight finalists were chosen to compete at the Grand Finals, showcasing their creative routines with any English song or a mash-up of songs from DreamWorks Animation movies, such as Trolls, How To Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Puss in Boots, or Madagascar. 

The contestants were judged based on choreography (40 percent), execution (30 percent), costume (10 percent), audience impact (10 percent), and overall impact (10 percent).

King Julien’s Year 4 grand champion will receive P120,000 cash and a DreamPlay trophy. The first runner up will be rewarded with P30,000 cash and a DreamPlay Plaque; while the second runner up will be given P20,000 cash and a DreamPlay Plaque. Each of the finalists will be given P5,000 and a certificate.

Since its launching in 2016, DreamPlay’s King Julien Dance Off has served as a platform in discovering talented children from around the country, and as a springboard for them to perform in local and international stages.

Past grand winners include:  Junior FMD Extreme (2016 Grand Champion), an all-boys group of former street children; Higher Level Kids (2017 Grand Champion), an all-boys group from Cavite; and GFAM (2018 Grand Champion), who went on to win in other dance competitions such as First Place in World Supremacy Battle Ground (Young Guns Division) in 2018, and a back-to-back championship title in the Inter School Dance Sports Competition (National Capital Region 2017 to 2018).

DreamPlay by DreamWorks at City of Dreams Manila, a first-of-its-kind indoor, interactive play and creativity center, also stages the annual Sing Off Competition. Built upon the incredible stories of DreamWorks and brought to life through the latest digital technologies, DreamPlay allows kids to experience their wildest dreams. 

Located at the Upper Ground Floor at The Shops at the Boulevard, DreamPlay is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays (Monday to Thursday), and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekends (Friday to Sunday, and on Holidays).

For inquiries, call 800-8080 or e-mail [email protected] or visit

Topics: City of Dreams Manila , DreamPlay ,  King Julien Dance Off competition

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