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Winner’s Circle: Maxt Out XII Competition

July 12, 2016 Uncategorized 0

Winner’s Circle: Maxt Out XII Competition

Did you experience the extreme energy at Maxt Out XII? We have to start off by saying congratulations to all of the dancers for getting up on stage and sharing your creativity, love and passion for DANCE!

Right after the competition we got to talk with the winners, and they shared what it was like to dance their heart out on the Maxt Out stage. Read on to learn about their routine inspiration, and find out the inside tip on their choreography and music choices.

MAJOR CREW COMPETITION DIVISION-

OVERALL ALPHA AWARD / HIGHEST POINT SCORE OF ALL 40 TEAMS:

1ST PLACE: BARKADA MODERN

MO: Where are you from?

BM: We originate from Cal Poly Pomona College and we practice at Dance Styles Studio.

MO: What was your routine inspiration?

BM: Our team has thousands of talents, so we venture off to discover all the hidden talents in our crew. Each artists make a piece of their own. This set came together on its own and then we ran with a theme.

We have a choreo day where everyone comes together, and we share what we’ve been putting together. From there we choose the ones we think will be best on stage, and in the process we brought together this weird set that had a gothic feel. A lot of our songs are really out there, so we translated that theme into the costumes. We think that’s what gave us that extra edge.

MO: Who choreographed your routine?

BM: Opener- 3 artists on the team, Paul Naval, Dominic Yepez, Mark Ysaguirre, and Closer- Christian Sekhanan.

 

MO: How did you choose your music?

BM: Music selection was done by the choreographers. They choose what they feel would be best on stage, and then we remix and formulate it for the performance.

 

MO: Why did you compete in Maxt Out, and why does it stand out from other competitions?

BM: It’s a competition we’ve done for the past 3 years, and the crowd is amazing. We like to come here for the family aspect, and we always feel welcome. There’s amazing support from all the exhibition teams.

It’s a competition that really gives opportunities to a lot of hidden talents. Other competitions exclude, and give seniority to teams. So we like to come back and compete against the teams that we don’t always compete against as often as we like. We get to see different talents, and competing against new people makes it fun.

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MAJOR CHOR COMPETITION DIVISION:

1ST PLACE: MATT GUTIERREZ,  PAUL JUCABAN & KAYLA MALLARI

MO: Where are you from?

MPK: We are based in Orange County, but our dancers come from all over including Chino, Riverside, and L.A.

MO: What was your routine inspiration?

MPK: We’ve been competing since 2009, and every year we’ve always tried to place. This year we wanted to focus on our choreography, and showcase what we could do. This year we just wanted to come out and dance for the sole purpose of dancing and not try and place. After our 4th try we finally did it. 

MO: Who choreographed your routine?

MPK: Matt Guiterrez, Kayla Mallari, and Paul Jucaban.

MO: How did you choose your music?

MPK: Before we put the set together we started with our opener and closer. The hardest part about the set was mixing the songs together, because they were all very different songs. 

MO: Why did you compete in Maxt Out, and why does it stand out from other competitions?

MPK: We chose to compete to showcase what we could do as choreographers. Maxt Out is different, because of the divisions and categories. Also, the community vibe is a very different feeling from other competitions- everyone is out there to support each other.

MINOR CREW COMPETITION DIVISION: 

1ST PLACE: THE ORGANIZATION

MO: Where are you from?

TO: Garden Grove

MO: What was your routine inspiration?

TO: Mean Girls has been a very iconic movement, and we love watching it as a team. We just wanted to bring it to life and show the crowd the love for Mean Girls that we have.

 

MO: Who choreographed your routine?

TO: Opener – Austin Fernandez, Alvin Phan, Jerome Yabut, David Nguyen, Closer- David Lee

MO: How did you choose your music?

TO: We try to incorporate the theme in the music. At the end of the song the DJ goes, “Walk it off, walk it off.” And the closer goes, “Walk it Out.” So we try to incorporate the songs with the dance in a fun way.

MO: Why did you compete in Maxt Out, and why does it stand out from other competitions?

TO: We love coming back to Maxt Out, because it’s such a friendly environment. We’re just blessed to be a part of this show. Maxt Out is different because we all dance as one. We feel like everyone is so welcoming, so we really appreciate that.

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Maxt Out Dance Competition XII was produced by Jayvee Empire, Inc. Our competitions are for anyone and everyone, and we nurture all street styles while celebrating the underdog.

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