July 28, 2019 (3:11 PM)

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#WinTheDream. ACC Griffins bag gold two years in a row in Palarong Atenista’s Pair Dance Showdown in an epic portrayal of the profession, clinical psychiatrist. Photo by Julien Jame Apale

Once again, Accountancy Griffins have proven that the Pair Dance Showdown (PDS) is for them to dominate, bagging a back-to-back title under their belt.

Portraying the struggle of clinical psychiatrists and the effects of their job, Griffins’ Justine Angelica Gonzales and Patrick John Ines showcased a heart-tugging performance as the psychiatrist who was supposed to help the patient became a patient himself.

“JAGUAR has always been excellent in terms sa dancing competition,” Accountancy Cluster Representative Junius Angelcris Junsay said, saying he felt grateful to God for blessing the dancers since the practices until the performance.

Accountancy Griffins Talents Head Kyle Ciger Sario explained that they chose the said profession “to stand out from other performances.”

“We figured kasi na baka joyful and hyped up ang vibe na ibigay ng most clusters kaya we chose to have a dramatic storyline with our piece,” he said.

He also admitted that they worked hard to defend the title, considering that last year it was also their cluster who was hailed as champions.

“Still, this is just the first competition… And we’re just getting started,” he added.

­Meanwhile, Griffins’ PDS representative Patrick Ines expressed his gratefulness for winning after all the struggles they have gone through before the competition.

“Lahat ng sacrifices namin sa acads, time sa family, lahat ng sakit sa katawan at late night practices kay nag pay-off,” he said.

On the other hand, the infused cluster of Natural Science, and Mathematics, School of Education, and School of Nursing Stags advanced a spot from last year’s second runner up to this year’s first while the Humanities and Letters Wolves completed the 2019 PDS top three depicting the life of the nurses and clowns, respectively.

“It was a humbling experience and we were so grateful for this opportunity,” Stags’ PDS representative Pia Romo said.

The theme for this year’s PDS is “profession” wherein all cluster representatives were given three to four minutes to present the lives of their chosen profession, observing the following criteria: choreography and execution – 40%, musicality and creativity – 30%, and showmanship and portrayal – 30%.

The Pair Dance Showdown last Friday in the Martin Hall served as the opening event of the 71st Palarong Atenista with this year’s theme, “Win the Dream.”

End the silence of the gagged!

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