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Sayawpinoy: National Dance Competition


Bureau Directors
Directors of Services, Centers and Heads of Units
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Heads, Public Elementary Schools
All Others Concerned

1. The National Committee on Dance of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd), will be conducting the Sayaw Pinoy: NCCA National Dance Competition from December 4 to 6, 2015 in Angeles City, Pampanga.

2. The Competition aims to:

a. promote dance in its various forms;

b. promote artistic excellence in the different dance forms, namely: folkdance, contemporary, and hip-hop, in the spirit of friendly competition;

c. stress the importance of the competition in raising the artists’ consciousness on the value of artistic excellence;

d. provide opportunities for artist-participants to exploit and maximize their true potential; and

e. develop their emotional fitness through teamwork as the group experience will bring about dependability, responsibility, commitment, sportsmanship, discipline, creativity and awareness of the value of the art of dance, consequently, acquiring the value of working together as a team towards common goals which will extend to daily undertakings beyond the competition.

3. Below is the schedule of events:

Folk DanceRegistration
Blocking and Rehearsal
Briefing and Drawing of Lots
Awarding Ceremony
December 4, 201510:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Blocking and Rehearsal
Briefing and Drawing of Lots
Awarding Ceremony
December 5, 201510:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Hip-HopRegistration / Orientation
Announcement of Finalists and Drawing of Lots
Awarding Ceremony
December 6, 201510:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

4. Enclosed are copies of the Dance Competition Guidelines and Entry Form. The deadline for submission of entries is on November 14, 2015.

5. For more information, interested individuals may contact Mr. Ferdie Is.leta, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Arts Section, 5th Floor, NCCA Building, 633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila at telephone no. (02) 527-2209′ or mobile phone no. 0998-960-6831 or through emaij address: ferdie_ncca@gmail. com.

6. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.


Bro. Armin A. Luistro, FSC

Sayaw Pinoy
2015 National Dance Competition
December 4, 5 & 6,2015 Angeles City, Pampanga

2015 SAYAW PINOY: The NCCA National Dance Competition

  1. The Competition is open to all Filipino citizens residing in the Philippines.
  2. Dance categories for the competition are the following: Folk Dance, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop.
  3. Official Entry Form only shall be submitted to the NCCA Arts Section, 5lh Floor, NCCA Building, 633 Gen. Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila on or before the deadline.
  4. Entries may also be emailed to: dancecommittee2014@gmail.com, or faxed to 5272198.
  5. Deadline for the submission of entries is November 14, 2015.
  6. All participants must be at least 13 years old as ofNovember 14,
  7. Each group shall be composed of a minimum of 6 dancers and a maximum of 20 dancers.
  8. Dance groups and dancers directly or indirectly associated with judges, National Dance Committee members and organizing committee will not be allowed to participate in the competition.
  9. All expenses in joining the competition shall be shouldered by the participating groups.
  10. No registration fees will be charged to participants in the competition.
  11. No group/dancer may appear more than once in the same dance category. (Example: a folk dance group or a folk dancer cannot appear twice in the folk dance category)
  12. A group/ dancer may participate in more than one dance category. (Example: a folk dance group or a folk dancer may have entries in the other dance categories: Contemporary, or Hip hop)
  13. A time limit of 5 minutes will be enforced and corresponding one point from each judge’s total score shall be deducted in the event the time limit is exceeded. The time of the performance starts with the first note of the music or the first movement, whichever comes first.
  14. The committee reserves the right to amend these guidelines or refuse any entry on any grounds with proper advice to the parties concerned.
  15. All music must be recorded on CD ONLY and must be properly labeled. There should be only one (1) music in one CD. Cassette tapes and live band/music are not allowed.
  16. No lighting design/special lights will be allowed.
  17. All competitors will be assigned numbers for the competition through drawing of lots.
  18. Prompting of competitors from the backstage or from the audience is not allowed.
  19. Personal photography and video-taping will be strictly prohibited during the competition proper. Official photographers and videographers will be provided by the organizers for documentation purposes.
  20. The following are strictly not allowed in the performance:
  • Sets (e.g. Risers, backdrop, tables, etc.).
  • Performance of dangerous choreography/routine
  • Use of live animals
  • Use of real fighting armor (e.g. sword, knife, guns, arrow, spears, etc.)
  • Use of any form of liquid (e.g. blood, oil, water, etc.)
  • Use of fire, candles and any pyrotechnic materials.
  • Use of confetti either drop or bomb.
  • Breaking of glass, pots, etc.
  • Audio visual presentation or screen projection.

21. Hand props may be used (e.g. stick, fan, ring, umbrella, etc.). Bamboo, wood, steel or plastic pole may be used but must not be more than 3 meters long.

22. Failure to comply with any of the foregoing guidelines will result to disqualification.

23. The judges’ decision is final and unappealable.

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