Electric Zumba newest addition to MassKara
MassKara Festival has a new addition to its line-up of events: the very first “Electric Zumba sa MassKara,” happening on Oct. 20-21 at the Tourism Strip.
Festival director Eli F. J. Tajanlangit said the Electric Zumba will set the party mood for the three-night Electric MassKara – slated Oct. 20-22.
At least 13 Zumba groups from Bacolod and neighboring towns and cities have signified intent to join the event.
The participants will come in electric outfits.
The “Electric Zumba sa MassKara” contest is open to all Zumba groups. Each group must have a minimum of 10 members, but there is no limit to the maximum number of members. There is no age limit as well.
Each Zumba group must register with its official group banner and names of members.
On Oct. 20, the first night of the Electric MassKara, the competing Zumba groups will assemble at the Tourism Strip – the whole block along Lacson St. from 2nd St. to North Drive.
Each Zumba group will be assigned an area along the Tourism Strip, and judges will go around the strip during their performances.
Zumba instructors can choreograph their group’s dance, but will not be allowed to perform with their group during the contest.
The Zumba delegations must dance to the 2017 MassKara music, which was composed, arranged, and produced by Philippine jazz proponent Roberto “Bob” Aves, who is from Bacolod.
This year’s MassKara theme is “Bacolod: City of Southeast Asia.”
Special awards will be given to the Biggest Delegation, Best in Electric MassKaraZumba Outfit, Best in Choreography, Most Energetic, and Best in Banner – with P3,000 cash prize each.
The Electric Zumba sa MassKara Champion will receive P20,000 cash and an officialMassKara trophy.
The Zumba groups, together with their Zumba instructors, will perform again on the second night, Oct. 21, during the awarding ceremony.
The second day performance is called Electric Zumba sa MassKara Fun Day. The dancers will go around the Tourism Strip as they perform. This event is non-competitive and merely exhibition, and the public are invited to join.
Last Saturday, the Silver MassKara Festival Organization gathered the Zumba instructors at the Bacolod City Government Center for an orientation and to pre-register.
Zumba instructor Yasmin Pascual-Dormido, one of the organizers, and Tajanlangit briefed the Zumba instructors and leaders of the guidelines and mechanics of the competition.*