Philippine Dance: Philippine All-Stars Reach 2009 World Hip Hop Championship Finals
The Philippine All Stars were champions during the 2008 World Hip Hip Dance Championships held in Las Vegas, and they certainly were among the favorites to repeat as champions again in the 2009 World Hip Hop Dance Championships.
Featuring dance groups from all over the world, the Philippine All Stars had no problem getting past the preliminaries and earning themselves a spot on the finals of the 2009 World Hip Hop Championships. In fact, the Philippine All Stars placed first in the elimination rounds.
However, despite an awesome performance, it just wasn’t enough to secure a repeat as World Hip Hop Champions.
Instead, being crowned 2009 World Hip Hop Dance champions were the R.A.F. Crew from France with second place going to the Neutral Zone Adults from Mexico, and third going to Joyce and The Boys from Singapore. Sadly, the Philippine All Stars placed only fourth.
Nevertheless, the feat of the Philippine All Stars was still amazing, and still they bring pride to the Philippines for overcoming all sorts of odds to make their place in the finals. And, of course, the attitude and vision of the group is still awe-inspiring.
Chelo Astrid of the Philippine All Stars writes a great piece about their experience in the 2009 World Hip Hop Championships, which you can read by clicking here.
Attached below is their first place performance during the preliminaries of the 2009 World Hip Hop Championships that bested over 50 other dance groups from all over the world.