FOlkdance Competition - Sandurot Festival 2014

Folkdance Competition – Sandurot Festival 2014

Folkdance competitions are one of our declared favorites. The Sandurot Folkdance Competition 2014 made no difference. It is always great seeing the facebook-generation honoring the Filipino traditional dances and spending their free time in practicing. Seven competitors were participating under the watchful eyes of honorable Mayor Manuel Teves Sagarbarria and his right hand, Vice Mayor Woodrow Maquiling.

Mayor Manuel Teves Sagarbarria and Vice Mayor Woodrow Maquiling at the Sandurot Festival 2014 - Folkdance Competition

Mayor Manuel Teves Sagarbarria and Vice Mayor Woodrow Maquiling at the Sandurot Festival 2014 – Folkdance Competition



The cheers from the audience motivated all groups to give their best on stage, resulting in an interesting, colorful show on a very high level. Following some pictures in loose order of the:

Sandurot Festival Folkdance Competition

Dumaguete Fiesta - Folkdance Competition

Folkdance Competition - Dumaguete Fiesta 2014

It was a hard task for the board of judges to determine the winner, which forced Woodrow “RR” Maquiling Jr. to extend his speech on stage until the final decision was made. He – of course – mastered that with professional bravura.

Folkdance Competition - Board of Judges with Mayor Sagarbarria & Woodrow Maquiling Sen and Jr.

Folkdance Competition – Board of Judges with Mayor Sagarbarria & Woodrow Maquiling Sen and Jr.

The Silliman Dance Group snatched the first place just a few points ahead of their competitors. However, the big overall winner of the Sandurot 2014 Folkdance Competition was the audience, thanks to the professional performance of all contingencies, the organizers, the sound- and light crew and all involved helper.

Winner of the Folkdance Competition - Dumaguete Fiesta 2014

Winner of the Folkdance Competition – Dumaguete Fiesta 2014

Thanks to Bruce Alfred Aplicano (see comment below) for correcting a mistake from us. The above mentioned Silliman Dance Group is of course the Silliman University Dance Troupe – Our honest apologies for the mistake.

3 replies
  1. Bruce Alfred Aplicano says:

    Good day dumaguete.com, I just would like to make a little correction [if you don’t mind] on the name of the group mentioned in the article as I am part of the said group. Our group is called the Silliman University Dance Troupe (SUDT) not Silliman Dance Group.. 🙂
    Thank you so much for the article by the way, Kudos and more power to your website! God Speed 🙂

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    • Rosario
      Rosario says:

      Good day to you.
      First and foremost, thank you for your comment and the correction of our mistake. We always appreciate your groups performance. I think we have you multiple times on our website. Here the pictures of the season opening for Tayada sa Plaza which was transferred to the COSCA gym: http://dumaguete.com/tayada-sa-plaza-2014-season-opening/

      Furthermore we would have a request. We actually are looking for some of the traditional music used for the performances of your and other groups. We actually asked the sound-guys multiple times on different events, but they were always too busy (or lazy) to copy them to our flash-drive. Would highly appreciate if you could help us with that issue.

      All the best and warmest regards,
      Dumaguete.com-Team (off to Miss Dumaguete Coronation Night)

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      • Bruce Alfred Aplicano says:

        good evening, I would love to help you ma’am with that issue but I think it would be best if our Artistic Director, Mr. Angelo Sayson, is the one to give you a copy [if he would allow it] of the music we use in our performances. I think it is not my discretion to make.. I hope you understand. 🙂

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