UAAP Cheerdance Competition

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UAAP Cheerdance Competition
Founded 1994
No. of teams 8
Country  Philippines
Most recent champion(s) NU's school colors National University (2014)
TV partner(s) ABS-CBN Sports (ABS-CBN Sports and Action, Balls)
The 2007 UAAP Cheerdance Competition (CDC) held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines

The UAAP Cheerdance Competition is an annual one-day event of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines for cheerleading. However, it does not count in the tabulation to determine the UAAP Overall Championship. The sequence of the performance are determined by drawing of lots prior the competition.

Since 2006, side-court reporters of each participating universities join the main host of the event. Before the announcement of winners and after all squads have performed, a recap is shown during the telecast. Only the Top 3 are announced at the end of the competition. Both University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines are tied for the most number of championships (8). National University is the current defending champion.

The 2008 Samsung UAAP Cheerdance Competition was the most attended UAAP event with a record-breaking 23,443 paying audience.[1]

Participants[edit]

School Cheerdance Team
Adamson's school colors Adamson University (AdU) Adamson Pep Squad
(with AdU Drummers and Yellers Online)
Ateneo's school colors Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion
La Salle's school colors De La Salle University (DLSU) DLSU Animo Squad
(DLSU Pep Squad: 1994-2007)
(DLSU Animo Squad: 2008-present)
FEU's school colors Far Eastern University (FEU) FEU Cheering Squad
(with the FEU Boosters and the FEU Green Bisons)
NU's school colors National University (NU) National U Pep Squad
(with the NU Cheer Squadron and NU Drummers)
UE's school colors University of the East (UE) UE Red Squad
(with the UE Red Drummers)
UP's school colors University of the Philippines (UP) UP Pep Squad
(with the UP Pep Squad Drummers) (UP Filipiniana Dance Troupe: 1994-1996)
UST's school colors University of Santo Tomas (UST) UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe
(with the UST Yellow Jackets)

Rules[edit]

The competition rules has been revised through the years since it began. The following is based on the most recent rules drafted in 2012.[2]

Basic Rules[edit]

  1. One official team per UAAP-member university
  2. 15-25 UAAP-eligible students
  3. Max of 5 spotters/propsmen, in all-black garb
  4. Up to 2 substitutes 12 hours before the competition

Performance[edit]

  1. Routines must have:
    • School cheer yelled live. Any stunt, pyramid, and tumbling done during the cheer routine will be judged under the cheer category of each element.
    • Dance Routine
    • Stunts (lifts and tosses)
    • Pyramids
    • Tumblings (standing and running)
  2. Maximum of 7 snares and 12 bass drums if venue is Araneta Coliseum; 5 snares and6 bass drums if venue is SM Arena
  3. Cheerleaders may not perform outside the boundary line of 15x20 meters performance area

Judges[edit]

Prior 2009, the panel of judges compose of representative from 8 UAAP-member schools and a representative from a credible gymnastics organizations. In 2009, UAAP replaced the panel of judges with representatives from various cheerleading, dance, and gymnastics organizations.

In 2013, a different way of composing the panel of judges was made. A single judge was assigned in every element in the cheerleading criteria. For the dance criteria, four judges were tasked to judge this particular criteria.

Criteria[edit]

The criteria for judging varies year-on-year. In 2008, the criteria were changed to a more cheerleading-focused point-system, giving a maximum score for each element of cheerleading and/or dancing.

The 2010 edition of the competition introduced a new system to determine the final ranking of the squads. Although a point-system was in place to judge each squad's routine, the ranking prevails to determine the winners.

For 2013 edition, the criteria were divided into two: cheerleading and dance criteria. Cheerleading criteria were sub-divided into three elements (tumbling, stunt and pyramid) with a maximum of 100 points for each element, while the dance criteria, which had a maximum of 100 points per number of judges for dance, were subdivided into four sub-criteria (over-all effectiveness, choreography, technique and execution).

Sponsors[edit]

Major Sponsor/s Competition Name Year(s)
Jollibee JollibeeChi-Cheer Kayo Challenge 1994–1996
Nestlé Ice Cream Nestlé Crunch Ice Cream Cheering Competition[3] 1998–1999
Nestlé Non-Stop Cheerdance Competition 2000–2005
Samsung Samsung UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2007–2013
Purefoods, Oishi, Hana Shampoo, Systema UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2014

Results[edit]

Every season, the host school for the UAAP Cheerdance Competition may or may not be different from the league's season host school. [4]

Year Season Host Venue Champion 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place 7th place 8th place Reference
1994 NU's school colors
NU
Cuneta Astrodome UST's school colors
UST
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
FEU's school colors
FEU
[5][3][6]
1995 Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
Cuneta Astrodome UST's school colors
UST
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
UP's school colors
UP
[5][3][6]
1996 La Salle's school colors
DLSU
Cuneta Astrodome UST's school colors
UST
91.70
UP's school colors
UP
88.86
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
86.43
[6][7]
1997 Adamson's school colors
AdU
N/A The competition was suspended for a year.a [6]
1998b UE's school colors
UE
Cuneta Astrodome FEU's school colors
FEU
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
UP's school colors
UP
[5][3][6][8]
1999 UP's school colors
UP
Cuneta Astrodome UP's school colors
UP
UST's school colors
UST
FEU's school colors
FEU
[3][6]
2000 UST's school colors
UST
Araneta Coliseum UP's school colors
UP
92.75
UST's school colors
UST
89.12
FEU's school colors
FEU
[3][6]
2001 FEU's school colors
FEU
Araneta Coliseum UP's school colors
UP
81.22
Adamson's school colors
AdU
77.11
UST's school colors
UST
76.32
[6]
2002 NU's school colors
NU
Araneta Coliseum UST's school colors
UST
87.38
UE's school colors
UE
84.88
UP's school colors
UP
84.00
FEU's school colors
FEU
80.70
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
78.60
Adamson's school colors
AdU
78.60
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
71.50
NU's school colors
NU
64.50
[1][6][9][10]
2003 Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
Araneta Coliseum UST's school colors
UST
89.50
UP's school colors
UP
88.16
FEU's school colors
FEU
88.00
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
83.16
UE's school colors
UE
78.50
Adamson's school colors
AdU
72.60
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
69.60
NU's school colors
NU
61.80
[1][6][9][10]
2004 La Salle's school colors
DLSU
Araneta Coliseum UST's school colors
UST
93.61
UP's school colors
UP
90.56
FEU's school colors
FEU
87.09
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
85.79
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
84.97
Adamson's school colors
AdU
84.76
UE's school colors
UE
79.52
NU's school colors
NU
68.44
[1][6][9][10]
2005 Adamson's school colors
AdU
Araneta Coliseum UST's school colors
UST
90.98
UP's school colors
UP
90.76
FEU's school colors
FEU
88.72
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
76.37
UE's school colors
UE
76.15
Adamson's school colors
AdU
76.09
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
69.33
NU's school colors
NU
64.48
[1][6][9][10]
2006c UE's school colors
UE
Araneta Coliseum UST's school colors
UST
94.96
FEU's school colors
FEU
93.20
UP's school colors
UP
91.70
Adamson's school colors
AdU
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
UE's school colors
UE
NU's school colors
NU
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
Suspended
[1][6][9]
2007 UST's school colors
UST
Araneta Coliseum UP's school colors
UP
92.66
UST's school colors
UST
92.16
FEU's school colors
FEU
91.66
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
91.63
Adamson's school colors
AdU
91.62
UE's school colors
UE
91.55
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
89.54
NU's school colors
NU
84.23
[1][6][8][9]
2008 UP's school colors
UP
Araneta Coliseum UP's school colors
UP
93.30
UST's school colors
UST
85.03
FEU's school colors
FEU
83.96
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
83.81
Adamson's school colors
AdU
81.04
UE's school colors
UE
72.89
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
70.07
NU's school colors
NU
68.36
[1][11][6][8][12]
2009 FEU's school colors
FEU
Araneta Coliseum FEU's school colors
FEU
86.10
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
83.40
UP's school colors
UP
83.10
UST's school colors
UST
81.00
NU's school colors
NU
Adamson's school colors
AdU
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
UE's school colors
UE
[6][8]
2010 La Salle's school colors
DLSU
Araneta Coliseum UP's school colors
UP
440.9
FEU's school colors
FEU
421.4
UST's school colors
UST
407.5
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
393.2
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
375.3
UE's school colors
UE
361.0
NU's school colors
NU
357.9
Adamson's school colors
AdU
354.6
[6][12][13]
2011 Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
Araneta Coliseum UP's school colors
UP
81.0
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
73.8
FEU's school colors
FEU
72.6
UST's school colors
UST
Adamson's school colors
AdU
NU's school colors
NU
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
UE's school colors
UE
[14][5][6]
2012 NU's school colors
NU
Mall of Asia Arena UP's school colors
UP
92.26
FEU's school colors
FEU
91.36
NU's school colors
NU
85.16
UST's school colors
UST
85.56
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
81.76
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
80.84
UE's school colors
UE
79.30
Adamson's school colors
AdU
77.50
[15][4][16]
2013 Adamson's school colors
AdU
Mall of Asia Arena NU's school colors
NU
696.5
UP's school colors
UP
620.15
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
596.5
FEU's school colors
FEU
589.5
Adamson's school colors
AdU
559.5
UE's school colors
UE
559.0
UST's school colors
UST
546.0
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
514.0
[17]
2014 UE's school colors
UE
Smart Araneta Coliseum NU's school colors
NU
677.5
UP's school colors
UP
658.0
UST's school colors
UST
625.0
Adamson's school colors
AdU
600.0
FEU's school colors
FEU
599.5
La Salle's school colors
DLSU
567.0
UE's school colors
UE
503.0
Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
494.5
[according to whom?]

Stunner Awardees

Season Year Season Host Person School of Origin
71 2008 UP's school colors
UP
Frances Fleta[according to whom?] UP's school colors
UP
72 2009 FEU's school colors
FEU
Sari Campos[according to whom?] Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
73 2010 La Salle's school colors
DLSU
Nikka de Dios[according to whom?] La Salle's school colors
DLSU
74 2011 Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
Nesza Salvador[according to whom?] UP's school colors
UP
75 2012 NU's school colors
NU
Nicolette Erica Ambulo[according to whom?] UP's school colors
UP
76 2013 Adamson's school colors
AdU
Ana de Leon[according to whom?] La Salle's school colors
DLSU
77 2014 UE's school colors
UE
Camille Isabel Lagmay[according to whom?] UP's school colors
UP

Notes:

  • ^a - The UAAP Board suspended the competition when a member from the UP Filipiniana figured in an accident during practice.
  • ^b - In 1998, UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe did not join the competition.
  • ^c - De La Salle University was suspended from the league in 2006.

Group stunts division[edit]

In 2011, UAAP introduced the Group Stunts Competition. However, only five member-schools competed where Adamson Pep Squad, DLSU Animo Squad, and UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe did not participate. In 2012, six member-schools participated in the Group Stunts Competition. This includes AdU, NU, DLSU, FEU, UP, and UST. In 2014, only Ateneo did not join.

Year Host school Champion 2nd place 3rd place Ref.
2011 Ateneo's school colors
ADMU
UP's school colors
UP
FEU's school colors
FEU
NU's school colors
NU
2012 NU's school colors
NU
UP's school colors
UP
FEU's school colors
FEU
NU's school colors
NU
[15]
2013 Adamson's school colors
AdU
NU's school colors
NU
FEU's school colors
FEU
UST's school colors
UST
2014 UE's school colors
UE
FEU's school colors
FEU
UST's school colors
UST
NU's school colors
NU

Championship table[edit]

School Last
Championship
Last
Top 3
Appearance
Rank Total
1st 2nd 3rd
UP school colors University of the Philippines 2012 2014 8 6 5 19
UST school colors University of Santo Tomas 2006 2014 8 4 3 15
FEU school colors Far Eastern University 2009 2012 2 3 9 14
NU school colors National University 2014 2014 2 1 3
La Salle school colors De La Salle University 2013 4 2 6
Ateneo school colors Ateneo de Manila University 2009 1 1
UE school colors University of the East 2002 1 1
Adamson school colors Adamson University 2001 1 1

UP–UST rivalry[edit]

School colors of
UP and UST

Chronology of events[edit]

The UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe won the first three years of competition from 1994 to 1996.[3] During those years, UP used to send its own dance troupe, the UP Filipiniana Dance Troupe. In the 1998 season, UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe did not compete and instead joined the 1st Lipton Cheering Cup Competition. Also in that year, UP established a new pep squad, called UP Varsity Pep Squad, as its official delegate to the competition to replace the UP Filipiniana Dance Troupe.

The rivalry between the two squads began in 1999 when UST returned to reclaim the title after their year of absence. However, they only finished second behind UP Pep Squad. In 2001, UP Pep Squad matched the record of UST's three consecutive wins.

In 2002, UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe regained the title while UP Pep Squad finished third. The next three years had UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe in first place and UP Pep Squad as runner-up. In 2006, UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe received their eighth title via five consecutive victories setting the highest score in the history of the competition while UP Pep Squad finished third on that year. UP Pep Squad regained the title in 2007 and garnered their fifth title in 2008, setting the highest recorded lead over 2nd placer UST. The UP Pep Squad's goal of a second three-peat however was not realized in 2009 with the title going to FEU which has always been just a runner-up. That year, UP finished 3rd while the Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion dislodged UST out of the top 3 with a surprise 2nd place finish. In 2010, UP edged out FEU to regain the title, while UST regained a spot in the top 3. For the 2011 edition, UP maintained its top form and grabbed the top plum, bringing its total number of championships to seven. Trailing UP are the DLSU Animo Squad and the FEU Cheering Squad which were placed second and third respectively - displacing UST again out of the top 3. In 2012, UP Pep Squad is still the champion and got their second 3 consecutive championship while FEU Cheering Squad is the second placer and for the first time NU Pep Squad stepped on the podium as the third placer while UST is the fourth. Last 2013 competition NU Pep Squad gained their first championship dislodging UP Pep Squad who places second, DLSU Animo Squad is back again as the third placer, last 2012 runner-up Far Eastern University Cheering Squad fell out of the Top 3 for the first time and redemption didn't come for the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe who recorded their worst finish in 19 years who placed 7th.

Popular cheers[edit]

UP's most popular cheer is "U-ni-ber-si-dad ng Pi-li-pi-nas", which is chanted while the crowd clap their hands in the air. UST's cheer is "Go USTe!", accompanied by the waving of their right pointing fingers in circular counterclockwise.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Jasmine W. Payo (2008-09-08), "UP back-to-back cheer-dance champion", Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 8 September 2008.
  2. ^ "UAAP 2012 Cheerdance Rules and Criteria", YouTube. Retrieved 2 August 2012
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "UST SALINGGAWI DANCE TROUPE CHOREOGRAPHERS", Retrieved 7 December 2008.
  4. ^ a b ["http://i.imgur.com/QVIwj.jpg] "Guidelines for the 75th UAAP Cheerdance Competition"], Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d Anthony Divinagracia (2011-09-17) "UP Pep Squad wins cheerdance title anew", "UAAP Sports".
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Francin Cruz (2011-09-19), "Infographic: Ranking the UAAP Cheerdance champs", ABS-CBN News. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  7. ^ The Varsitarian (1996-09), Chi-cheer Kayo Challenge Table of Scores, University of Santo Tomas - The Varsitarian Archives.
  8. ^ a b c d Jasmine W. Payo (2009-09-13), "FEU ends long winless spell in cheerdance", Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  9. ^ a b c d e f GMA News (2007-09-17), "UP pep squad is 2007 UAAP cheerdance champion", GMA News. Retrieved 17 September 2007.
  10. ^ a b c d Llanesca T. Panti (2005-10-15), "‘Gawi notches fourth straight title", The Varsitarian. Retrieved 10 October 2008.
  11. ^ M.R.A. Barrios and H.J.D. Brobo (2008-11-20), "‘Gawi, bridesmaids anew", The Varsitarian. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  12. ^ a b RCJ/HS, GMANews.TV (2010-09-12) "UP Pep Squad rules UAAP cheerdance tilt", GMA News.
  13. ^ Alder T. Almo (2010-09-13), "UP redeems basketball woes with UAAP Cheerdance win", ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  14. ^ Alexis Ailex C. Villamor, Jr. (2011-09-29), "Salinggawi: From dynasty to depression", The Varsitarian. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  15. ^ a b Chris Lagunzad "UP Pep Squad scores cheerdance three-peat", Yahoo! News. Retrieved 22-September 2012.
  16. ^ "2012 Cheerdance Competition Score Sheet", Retrieved 27 September 2012
  17. ^ http://scoopboy.com/list-winners-2013-uaap-cheerdance-competition/

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