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Seacon Square and Pepsi are now inviting applications for Thailand’s greatest dance competition, “Seacon Street International Challenge: The Princess Cup”, which will see the winners take home trophies graciously provided by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The competition takes place at the main atrium on Srinakarin Road this Saturday and Sunday (June 8-9).

Charun Poopat, vice president for marketing communications and corporate relations group of Seacon Square Shopping Centre on Srinakarin Road, revealed that Seacon is collaborating with Pepsi to organise the dance competition to give young street dancers a stage to show their skills creatively. 
The competition is divided into two categories, Junior teams comprising 58 members under 16 years of age and Open teams comprising 58 dancers of any age.
It will host exciting dance routines by more than 60 teams, both from Thailand and other countries, who will b e judged by four acclaimed dancers from the “Step Up” movie, namely Mari Koda, Boogie Frantick, La Jon Dantzler and J Smooth.
The winners from both of categories will also receive cash prizes totalling Bt420,000. For Junior category, the winner will receive trophy provided by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Bt80,000 cash. The first runnerup will receive a trophy from the Minister of Tourism and Sports with Bt40,000. The second runnerup will take home a trophy from the minister and Bt30,000. 
For Open category, the winter receives a trophy provided by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Bt150,000. The first runnerup takes home a trophy from the minister together with Bt70,000. The second runnerup will receive a trophy from the minister as well as Bt50,000. There are 30 teams from Thailand and eight teams from Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, and Myanmar. 
The four judges will offer exclusive workshop for free today (June 6) from 10am to 3pm led by Koda, a locking dancer from Japan. Locking dance involves freezing from a fast movement and “locking” in a certain position, holding that position for a short while and then continuing at the same speed as before.
Frantick is a dancer from the US who is skilled in “Popping” dance, which relies heavily on controlling balance especially when performing “Fast & Slow”. Jon Dantzler is also a dancer from the US whose dance style is “street jazz”. For his part, Smooth is an expert in choreography, the art of designing dance routines with specific dance styles using imagination and individual technique to flow along the music. 
Workshop attendance costs Bt500 and registration can be made at the venue.
For more information, call (02) 721 8888 or visit www.seaconsquare.com and www.facebook.com/SeaconSquareFanPage or follow @seaconsquare and seaconsquare on Instagram.
 

Published : June 04, 2019

By : THE NATION