KDU Performing Arts Club Bagged Two Runner Up Titles Within A Month In Open Professional Dancing Competitions

PARTs’ performance during the competition. The dancers were happily celebrating their achievement.
KDU PARTs won first runner-up in the Genesis Dance Competition Volume 3. KDU PARTs dancers with their medals and first runner up cash mock cheque.
Dancing enthusiasts of KDU University College’s Performing Arts Club (PARTs), who have been practising relentlessly in scrutinising their choreography, once again soared in an off-campus dancing competition by securing the 1st runner-up spot of the Crew Showcase Category in the Genesis Dance Event Vol. 3 Competition, on 2 July 2017 held in Sunway Velocity, Kuala Lumpur, making it 2 prizes in total within a month, right after they clinched the 1st runner-up spot in the ‘Watch Me Whip’ dance competition 2017 on 14 June 2017.

Organised by The Base Dance Studio, the competition gathered dance-fanatics, which included 13 groups of professional dancers, to show off their talents, as well as to have fun and enjoy the dance battle and routines. KDU’s team was the only college-based dancing crew.

There were three major categories in this competition: Bboy 2 v 2, Allstyle 1 v 1 and Crew Showcase. Amidst strong competition coming from many professional dance studios participated in the competition, KDU’s team sailed smoothly throughout the qualifying process, and ultimately fortified their 1st runner-up spot in the final.

Blackphelz’s performance was anchored by the theme of car repairing. In the storyline, dancers who played the role of mechanical workers at a workshop, put their task aside and dance with the background music of ‘Hood Go Crazy (Meaux Green Remix)’ by Tech N9ne, ‘Tokyo Drift (remix version)’ by Teriyaki Boyz, and ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ by Lee Hyori.

8 KDU students in the team performed in their ripped denim jumpsuit with tyres and traffic cones. The costumes and props had managed to invoke the workshop theme of their dance and wowed the audience and judges as well as gained them precious marks to win the contest.

Seu Yu Yang, a Bachelor in Hospitality Management student, also the leader of the contesting team, confessed, “As we were the only crew that came from a college, and there were so many professional dancers competing, we didn’t expect to get any prize in this competition, but we finally made it!”

Low Hoong Ting, a Diploma in Entertainment Art student, said this is his third time entering a street dance competition and he is really grateful for this opportunity. Low stated, “I still can't get over the fact that we have gotten 2nd place in this competition.” He continued, “This blown my mind.”

Lee Jia Wen, a Bachelor Degree of Business student, who has been dancing for 10 years, is also the Vice President of PARTs, said this to her fellow-members, “I would like to congratulate the dance division’s success as they won the first runner-up prize in the competition. The participants have definitely made KDU PARTs and KDU University College proud and I hope that all the divisions in KDU PARTs can engage in more competitions so that the students are able to develop their talent and improve themselves.”

Continuing, she said, “I realize that there is a lot of potential in the students in PARTs club, however, all that they need is an opportunity and a stage to exhibit and perform what they have. Other than PARTs Hour, we hope to host more events such as competitions or mini concert/showcase in the future.”