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 (1st title)
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 Competition Name Year(s)
Jollibee KFC Chi-Cheer Kayo Challenge 1994–1996
Nestlé Ice Cream Selecta Crunch Ice Cream Cheering Competition[3] 1998–1999
Nestlé Non-Stop Cheerdance Competition 2000–2005
Samsung Samsung UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2007–present

Results[edit]

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

Year Season Host Champion 2nd place 3rd place Stunner award Ref.
1994 NU colors.svg
NU
UST colors.svg
UST
La Salle colors.svg
DLSU
FEU colors.svg
FEU
[5][3][6]
1995 Ateneo colors.svg
ADMU
UST colors.svg
UST
La Salle colors.svg
DLSU
UP colors.svg
UP
[5][3][6]
1996 La Salle colors.svg
DLSU
UST colors.svg
UST
91.70
UP colors.svg
UP
88.86
La Salle colors.svg
DLSU
86.43
[6][7]
1997 Adamson colors.svg
AdU
The competition was suspended for a year. a [6]
1998 b San Beda colors.svg
UE
FEU colors.svg
FEU
La Salle colors.svg
DLSU
UP colors.svg
UP
[5][3][6][8]
1999 UP colors.svg
UP
UP colors.svg
UP
UST colors.svg
UST
FEU colors.svg
FEU
[3][6]
2000 UST colors.svg
UST
UP colors.svg
UP
92.75
UST colors.svg
UST
89.12
FEU colors.svg
FEU
[3][6]
2001 FEU colors.svg
FEU
UP colors.svg
UP
81.22
Adamson colors.svg
AdU
77.11
UST colors.svg
UST
76.32
[6]
2002 NU colors.svg
NU
UST colors.svg
UST
87.38
San Beda colors.svg
UE
84.88
UP colors.svg
UP
84.00
[1][6][9][10]
2003 Ateneo colors.svg
ADMU
UST colors.svg
UST
89.50
UP colors.svg
UP
88.16
FEU colors.svg
FEU
88.00
[1][6][9][10]
2004 La Salle colors.svg
DLSU
UST colors.svg
UST
93.61
UP colors.svg
UP
90.56
FEU colors.svg
FEU
87.09
[1][6][9][10]
2005 Adamson colors.svg
AdU
UST colors.svg
UST
90.98
UP colors.svg
UP
90.76
FEU colors.svg
FEU
88.72
[1][6][9][10]
2006 c San Beda colors.svg
UE
UST colors.svg
UST
94.96
FEU colors.svg
FEU
93.20
UP colors.svg
UP
91.70
[1][6][9]
2007 UST colors.svg
UST
UP colors.svg
UP
92.66
UST colors.svg
UST
92.16
FEU colors.svg
FEU
91.66
[1][6][8][9]
2008 UP colors.svg
UP
UP colors.svg
UP
93.30
UST colors.svg
UST
85.03
FEU colors.svg
FEU
83.96
UP colors.svg
Frances Fleta
[1][11][6][8][12]
2009 FEU colors.svg
FEU
FEU colors.svg
FEU
86.10
Ateneo colors.svg
ADMU
83.40
UP colors.svg
UP
83.10
Ateneo colors.svg
Sari Campos
[6][8]
2010 La Salle colors.svg
DLSU
UP colors.svg
UP
88.18
FEU colors.svg
FEU
84.28
UST colors.svg
UST
81.50
La Salle colors.svg
Nikka de Dios
[6][12][13]
2011 Ateneo colors.svg
ADMU
UP colors.svg
UP
81.0
La Salle colors.svg
DLSU
73.8
FEU colors.svg
FEU
72.6
UP colors.svg
Nesza Salvador
[14][5][6]
2012 d NU colors.svg
NU
UP colors.svg
UP
92.26
FEU colors.svg
FEU
91.36
NU colors.svg
NU
85.16
UP colors.svg
Nicolette Erica Ambulo
[15][4][16]
2013 Adamson colors.svg
AdU
NU colors.svg
NU
696.5
UP colors.svg
UP
620.15
La Salle colors.svg
DLSU
596.5
La Salle colors.svg
Ana De Leon
[17]


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.

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, UST.

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

Championship table[edit]

School Last
Championship
Last
Top 3
Appearance
Rank Total
1 2 3
UP school colors University of the Philippines 2012 2013 8 5 5 18
UST school colors University of Santo Tomas 2006 2010 8 4 2 14
FEU school colors Far Eastern University 2009 2012 2 3 9 14
NU school colors National University 2013 2013 1 1 2
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 while UP Pep Squad finished third on that year.

UP Pep Squad regained the title in 2007[9] and garnered their fifth title in 2008,[1] setting the highest recorded lead over 2nd placer UST.

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 either mustard-yellow hotdogs or right pointing fingers in circular counterclockwise.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i 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 g 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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