DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space, recently hailed Electro Groovers as the King Julien Dance Competition Year 4 Grand Champion. The vibrant young dance group, who hails from Quezon City, bagged Php 120,000 cash and a specialized DreamPlay championship trophy.
The 11-member group bested seven other contenders during the Grand Finals recently held at the Grand Ballroom — displaying their world-class talent in an exhilarating five-minute dance routine, which earned the fervent applause of the judges and the audience.
Also capturing the hearts of the audience are Cool Kidz Crew from Taytay, Rizal and Rock Kids from Quezon City, who placed as first and second runners-up, respectively. Apart from the DreamPlay plaques, Cool Kidz Junior Crew took home Php 30,000 cash; while Rock Kids received Php 20,000 cash.
Following an elimination round of 16 groups, the other finalists who made the cut were Vibae Kids from Tondo Manila; Extreme Idols from Marikina, Team Malupet from Quezon City Jyckz from Antipolo; and Little Warriors from Tondo, Manila, who all received a certificate and a consolation prize of Php 5,000.
Electro Groovers, the children’s dance troupe from Quezon City bagged DreamPlay’s King Julien Dance Off Championship and wasawarded with P120,000. cash and a specialized DreamPlay championship trophy by the judges of the activity: City of Dreams Manila’s Vice President for Hotels and Food and Beverage Michael Ziemer, Vice President for Public Relations Charisse Chuidian, Senior Manager for Operations of DreamPlay Arnold Uriarte; and Manoeuvres dancer Gringo Baring.
“We congratulate Electro Groovers for their much-deserved win; and who, apart from showing their immense talent, also performed with great joy on the Dance Off stage. Witnessing them and other promising young performers give us immeasurable fulfillment and drive us to continue staging the King Julien Dance Off competition to provide an enjoyable platform to discover new talents and hone their abilities,” said Michael Ziemer, City of Dreams Manila’s Vice President for Hotels, Food & Beverage.
DreamPlay’s King Julien Dance Off first opened its doors in 2016 to talented dance groups from around the country, composed of children ages 7 to 14 years old. Since then, the Dance Off stage has, also become a springboard for talented children to fulfill their dreams of performing 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 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays (Monday to Thursday), and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends (Friday to Sunday, and on Holidays).
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