Friday, March 9, 2012

Dance for Passion: The TPDC Bacolod Dance Class for a Cause 2012

Following the initiative of Teleperformance Dance Crew Manila Chapter to perform dance classes in Manila last November to December 2011 in support for TP Citizen of the World, our very own chapter started our own dance classes here in the TP Bacolod site last February 11, 18, 25 and March 3.

February 11, 2011 - Vogue by Mark Rainier Agapito

The first dance class took place just a week after my Davao Adventures. The main facilitator and choreographer for the said class is my Adobe colleague Mark (we often call him Marky). The song used was "Can't Nobody" by 2NE1. The choreography was based from Kaba Modern's dance in Kallusive's EnKore 2010 and made a simple modification on it.

** Vogue or Voguing a style of dance characterized by model-like poses integrated with angular, linear, and rigid arm, leg, and body movements. Vogue fFmme is fluidity at its most extreme with exaggerated feminine movements

February 18, 2012 - Basic Latin by Mark Ramiro Lavaro

The following Saturday, one of our ballroom dancers, Marc, focused on basics of Chachacha and Samba in the beat of "Papi" by Jennifer Lopez. Base on my experience, it was one of the routine to perfect. I may know how to dance Latin but I do it incorrectly especially the hips part. But nonetheless, we took the challenge and happily ended the session with some basic knowledge of the dance

** Samba is a Brazilian dance while Cha-cha-cha is Cuban in origin.

February 25, 2012 - Lyrical Hiphop by Joeluz Gato

I wasn't able to attend this class due to our teambuilding in Lakawon Island in Cadiz. However, the class was done by Joeluz, one of our new members and best choreographers in the group. The song used was "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction. Good thing we were taught with the routine by our colleagues the next Saturday.

**Lyrical hip-hop is a style developed by So You Think You Can Dance in-house choregraphers Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo. The term was first coined by Adam Shankman after the Nappytabs routine of Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis in the season 4 of the said show.

March 3, 2012 - Pop by John Earl de Juan

I handled the last class for the said event where I taught choreography to one of my favorite disco-pop song "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera. The routine I used was the same routine me and Yza created for a dance routine by Metrobank employees whom we choreographed last December for their Chrsitmas Party. The said class closed the four Saturdays for our TPDC Dance class for a Cause

** Pop Dance is an up-tempo, upbeat type of dance intended for clubs and has a strong emphasis on beats and grooves. It is basically a dance to a popular song.

It was a mere beginning of the many projects in store for Teleperformance Dance Crew Bacolod. We are hoping for more dance classes soon for us to learn more genres in dance.


  1. Will you guys be doing a Kpop dance workshop in the future? I am looking for a Kpop dance workshop here in Bacolod but I can't find any:)

  2. ei.. unfortunately Im not already employed with TP and I believe the crew the workshop is for TP employees exclusively..:( yes I am one of those looking for KPOP classes too but unfortunately cannot find any

  3. Hi manong earl..!!!! C pame ni...remember me??manghud ni frenci...