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All the UAAP cheerdance tweets and memes you shouldn't miss

Nov 17, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Social media users certainly did not disappoint with their reaction posts this year

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2019 teasers and cheer tutorials

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Get ready to cheer loud and proud as we show our school spirit in the 2019 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

HIGHLIGHTS: 2019 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

Nov 16, 2019 - 5:23 PM

Out to restart a fallen dynasty, the NU Pep Squad hopes to wow the crowd anew in its bid for back-to-back cheerdance crowns

IN PHOTOS: Sorsogon sets Guinness World Record for largest Philippine folk dance

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Over 7,000 people, including Governor Francis 'Chiz' Escudero and wife actress Heart Evangelista, perform the Pantomina sa Tinampo at Sorsogon's Kasanggayahan Festival for the historic feat

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. Sorsogon sets a Guinness World Record for largest Filipino folk dance on October 31, 2019. Photo from Sorsogon Provincial Tourism Office

Cambodia's first gay dance troupe upends centuries of tradition

Oct 05, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Bare-chested men wearing crowns and traditional sarongs glide through the slow, graceful movements of the Khmer dance, arching their hands back in poses normally performed by young women in golden dresses

This photo taken on August 31, 2019 shows choreographer Prumsodun Ok (R) with members from the Prumsodun Ok & Natyarasa dance company during an Apsara dance performance in Phnom Penh. Prumsodum OK & Natyarasa is an all-male Apsara company that aims to infuse classical Cambodian ballet with fresh faces, newer music, and cutting-edge outfits. TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP

WATCH: Sandara Park isn't playing in this 'Look What You Made Me Do' dance cover

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Make her do more of this, please

K-IDOL. Sandara Park is all sorts of fierce in this dance cover. Screenshot from YouTube

PH team wins top prize in Brazil folk dance competition

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Bayanihan bests dance groups from all over the world, making this their 13th international victory

Young PH dancers bag awards at HK ballet competition

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:08 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With so many talented youths competing together, the Philippine team is a force to be reckoned with

Birds just wanna have fun: Like humans, cockatoos love to dance

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:45 AM

Scientists confirm that Snowball the cockatoo has a diverse dance repertoire, including 'highly complex movements'

LEVEL UP. This handout photo received on July 8, 2019 from Irena Schulz at the Bird Lovers Only Rescue Service Inc. shows Snowball the dancing cockatoo lifting a foot as it 'dances' to music. Handout photo/AFP

'Dancing aunties' spark new Hong Kong protest

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The rally aims to 'reclaim' a park in Tuen Mun where so-called 'dancing aunties' sing Mandarin pop songs through loud microphones and dance for generally older men who give them cash donations

HONG KONG. Protesters block a road while taking part in a demonstration in the north-western district of Tuen Mun in Hong Kong on July 6, 2019, as confrontations between police and people against a proposed extradition bill continue. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

Igorot youth slam Imee Marcos: ‘Murderer, thief must be condemned’

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:38 PM

'We will not dance for you, because a dance for a Marcos is a dance for shame,' says the group Progressive Igorot for Social Action, after the neophyte senator said her office needs blessing

 Imee Marcos photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

5 women who pioneered Filipino folk and modern dance

Apr 27, 2019 - 7:30 PM

These women have put Filipino folk and modern dance on the map

La Salle reclaims UAAP street dance crown

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:16 PM

The La Salle Dance Company rocks its way to the top of the UAAP street dance competition

Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

UAAP street dance: FEU eyes back-to-back titles

Mar 23, 2019 - 11:56 AM

The FEU Street Alliance aims for a repeat romp as the UAAP goes rocking with the street dance competition

WINNING MOVES. After a breakthrough year, the FEU Street Alliance looks to stay on top. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Art could help medical science save your life

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Aside from medical prescriptions, there are 'social prescriptions' that play a significant role in healing

IN PHOTOS: All the fun and funky in the 2018 UAAP cheerdance

Nov 18, 2018 - 10:12 AM

From Dia de los Muertos to Disney princesses to Beyonce, the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition proves to be another showstopper

#VAMOSNationalU. The NU Pep Squad brings more life to its routine with the vibrant colors of Mexico. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

School spirit overflows as UAAP Cheerdance 2018 dominates Twitter

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:38 PM

From funny tweets to highlight clips, here are the social media reactions you need to see from the cheerdance showdown this year

NU Pep Squad reclaims UAAP cheerdance crown

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Denied of a five-peat last year, National University charges back with a flawless routine to bag the Season 81 title

PERFECTION. The NU Pep Squad wows the crowd with a show-stopping performance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2018 teaser videos and cheer tutorials

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Based on these photos and videos, can you guess the themes of the performances this year?

A millennial dancer's financial adulting journey

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:24 PM

This is the story of how Michelle Kawpeng pursued her passion for dancing and teaching

WATCH: PGT winner Kristel de Catalina teaches you how to pole dance

Oct 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The pole powerhouse lets us in on the basic moves of the sport

Over 80 athletes from around the world to compete at the Philippine Aerial Cup 2018

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The international pole and aerial arts competition will be happening on October 13 at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City

POLE ART. This is a screenshot from the same-day edit video of the Philippine Pole Cup 2017 by Green Tale Photography.

China kindergarten principal sacked for pole dance show

Sep 04, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Videos circulating on social media show a scantily-clad dancer in hot pants shimmying up and down a pole to thumping music as stunned children in marching band uniforms look on

Ballet Manila celebrates 23rd season with 'Tour de Force'

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Ballet Manila celebrates its 23rd season with classics

Local dance foundation shines spotlight on people with special needs

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The Heart at Play Foundation, an organization that promotes dance therapy to People with Special Needs, is determined to break stigmas and stereotypes

Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference highlights

Jun 12, 2018 - 4:40 AM

Check out the highlights of this year's Ubisoft E3 Press Conference

The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI

This young man from Leyte danced his way to the Youth America Grand Prix

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Klievert has the distinct honor of being the country's first representative to the Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest international student dance competition

The week in photos: March 24-30, 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Catholic faithful carry the image of the "Jesus of the Great Power" during a procession on Holy Week, at La Merced church in Granada, some 48 kilometres from Managua, on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

IN PHOTOS: UAAP Streetdance Competition 2018

Mar 12, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The FEU Street Alliance clinch their first UAAP Streetdance championship

CHAMPS. The FEU Street Alliance reigns supreme in the UAAP Season 80 Streetdance Competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


FEU Street Alliance nabs UAAP Street Dance title on first try

Mar 11, 2018 - 7:13 PM

An old-school gangster theme works wonders for the FEU Street Alliance, formed only last January

KINGS AND QUEENS OF DANCE. The FEU Street Alliance are the champions of the UAAP Season 80 Streetdance Competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


PARTICIPANTS: UAAP Season 80 Street Dance Competition

Mar 10, 2018 - 4:51 PM

LSDC–Street will aim for back-to-back titles

WATCH: The Pinoy dragon

Feb 17, 2018 - 2:47 PM

Every Chinese New Year, a makeshift dragon makes its way through Ongpin Street

IN PHOTOS: Cebuanos celebrate Sinulog 2018

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Cebu celebrates its annual festival with dance, music, and homage to the child Jesus

Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

WATCH: Interview with SF9, Kpop boyband

Jan 18, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Kpop boyband SF9 takes on the Baby Shark challenge and more!

Bust a move: How dancing got me back on track

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:31 PM

I kept telling myself that I'm okay, when in fact I wasn't

Pole-dancing robots aim to spice up CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 6:01 PM

The robo-strippers are the creation of British artist Giles Walker, who says he designed the vaguely humanoid machines as an expression about surveillance, power, and voyeurism

MECH GYRATIONS. A human dancer performs next to a stripper robot at the Sapphire Gentlemen's Club on the sidelines of CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


The week in photos: December 2-8, 2017

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:08 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A masked Palestinian boy stands in front of flames during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the northern village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank near Nablus on December 4, 2017.An Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank last week after a group of Israelis was targeted by Palestinian stone-throwers, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

Adamson Pep coach promises 'faster, cleaner, fiercer' routine

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:03 PM

Free lechon is served and school hoodies given away to Adamsonians who had the best cheer

PARTY TIME. The Adamson Pep Squad set the tone for a party with their routine in this year's UAAP cheerdance competition.

[Gameplan] First-timers try pole dancing

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:46 PM

Leave your excuses out the door and try out pole dancing!

IN PHOTOS: UAAP Cheer dance competition 2017 highlights

Dec 03, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Have a look at the best moments of UAAP CDC 2017 captured on our cameras

INEXTRAHAN. The UAAP CDC 2017 champs with a grand and clean pyramid that bagged them the Inextrahan! Pyramid Award. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Pep Squad captain Dwyeth Vergeire wins it all on his last day

Dec 03, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Graduating leader Dwyeth Vergeire and his squad aimed to only win the hearts of people, but they did not expect the trophy and medal

#80SFOR80. The Adamson Pep Squad took the hearts of people with them as they traveled back in the time to the 1980s. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Funniest tweets about UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Have a look at some of the most retweeted tweets about this year's cheerdance competition

IN GIFs: Best moments during UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Here are some of the memorable moments during this year's competition

Adamson University is UAAP Season 80 cheerdance champion

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:39 PM

(UPDATED) Adamson University Pep Squad claims UAAP Season 80 cheerdance competition crown, its first ever title in this event

CHAMPS AT LAST. Adamson University's years of hardwork finally paid off. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Netizens celebrate UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017 on social media

Dec 02, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Here are some of the social media posts about this season's Cheerdance Competition

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017 teaser videos

Dec 01, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Here are videos to hype you up and help you cheer for your favorite teams on Saturday

#PugadBaboy: Lap Dancing Senator

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Cuba's national dance lives on... in Mexico

Nov 03, 2017 - 8:41 PM

In the Mexican port of Veracruz, across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba, couples gather four times a week to dance danzon, twirling around the central square in fedoras and evening gowns that evoke a bygone era

BAILE. A couple dances "danzon" at "Sociales Romo" dance and night club, in Santa Maria La Ribera neighborhood in Mexico City, on September 10, 2017. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Order of Performances: UAAP Season 80 Cheer Dance competition

Oct 30, 2017 - 3:59 PM

National University guns for 5-peat, while UP Pep returns to #UAAPCDC2017

5-PEAT. National University is aiming for their 5th straight title in the UAAP Cheer Dance competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler