Maximum Groovity 7

31 Aug

After a long hiatus, I bring to you the fruit of all our blood, sweat and tears….

Last August 29, CADS Jazz competed in MaxGroove 7 and placed as a 2nd runner-up, 1st runner-up was AMA then the champion was LSDC.

CADS Jazz 2011 in Maximum Groovity 7

Dancers: Marla Go, Mitchi Kawpeng, Daniella Rodriguez, Tin Pascua, Bea Quitiquit, Paten Encarnacion, Steph Ayson, Bertie Ocampo, Ning2x Nuñez, Isa Martin, Alexa Lim and Pau Manaloto

I’m so proud of everyone!

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A lot of stuff has happened since my last post. When I say a lot, I really do mean A LOT! One of which was when my Mac died on me for more than 2 weeks. Yes, it was hell….oh…it was pure hell. Apart from that, there was teenage angst, homesickness and school to make me feel better. I’ve been feeling like crap for the past weeks, and somehow I always have that permanent smile on my face. Don’t be deceived, I am actually capable of experiencing feelings such as pain and anger. I’ve dealt with things I won’t bother sharing as to not sound petty. Now, I’m just thankful to have finally gotten over those things.

One of the things that helped me cope with stress was dancing. I channeled all my angst into the dance, and hell yeah, it helped. I could be doing other things during training hours. I could get higher grades, more sleep and even leisure time. In fact, there are days when I would actually have to drag myself to training, but I don’t think I’ll be trading the experience and memories I got from it for anything else. Our song this year was a cover of John Mayer’s Slow Dancing in a Burning Room. Yes, it’s a very sad song, and I couldn’t seem to grasp the meaning well because I have no background in the field of romantic relationships. Evoking feelings for the piece was hard, but channeling all  my worries and angst helped a lot with the emotions. In fact, that’s what the dance is all about. It’s about reaching out and touching people with the sincerity of the emotions in the dance. Dancing this piece made me realize how important it is to touch the audience rather than raking first place. I guess, it’s not all about winning. Competing with a jazz piece in a predominantly street competition is very tough. It’s quite amazing to note that we even placed! Besides, jazz and street are two different genres, and you can’t just pitt them on each other. Still, I’m so grateful we placed! In the end, having people tell you that their hearts were touched by our dancing is much much more fulfilling. All that time spent on training was worth it after hearing those remarks. I never knew it felt this good to dance something that has meaning. This just feels way better than first place!

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5 Responses to “Maximum Groovity 7”

  1. Cyrus taclob August 31, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    Congratulations,,,

  2. daddy September 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    love you anak 🙂

  3. leighvee September 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    i love. congratulations ning! as always, i’m proud of you and i’m really happy for you! 🙂

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