Three Filipina dancesport champions grace the Philippine Sports Commission’s (PSC) weekly web series Rise Up! Shape Up! this Saturday, March 27.
The 2019 Southeast Asian Games dance queens Anna Leonila Nualla, Pearl Marie Caneda, and Mary Joy Renigen take the viewers to the nature of competitive dancing and performance.
Nualla won three gold medals in Viennese waltz, tango, and five-dance; Caneda garnered three golds in Cha-cha, Samba, and Rumba in the Latin category; and Renigen earned two golds for waltz and foxtrot and a silver for quick step.
Women in Sports Oversight Commissioner Celia H. Kiram recognizes the value of dancing as an exercise and as a sport.
“Dancing engages a person’s entire body as well as the mind. We have so much talent in the country in this field we should recognize. Aside from this, learning the choreography keeps your brain active while the movement addresses heart rate, blood circulation, balance, and muscle movement,” Kiram explains.
International choreographer Chips Beltran, coach and Director of the 2017 and 2016 back-to-back World Hip-Hop International Champions UPeepz also joins the show. He is also known for dominating the 2015 and 2013 World Supremacy Battlegrounds Champions in Australia.
The episode further looks into the connection of movement and music for health and well-being led by UP Assistant Professor Mona Maghanoy who works as part of the Future Leader Program by the Foundation of the Global Community Health, an International organization that promotes the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Lastly, Comm. Kiram discusses a brief history of dance in her regular segment ‘Kwentong Isport.’