The celebration of the Calle de Bailar 2023 during the Dalit Tayasanon Fiesta was the first since 2019, after Covid put all festivities on a hold. Tayasan Mayor, Hon. Susano Antonio D. Ruperto III, was not only the force behind the celebrations, but also a fantastic host to the DC-Team. As an annual Thanksgiving tradition, the celebration of the Calle de Bailar honors the town’s patron saint, St. Antonio de Padua.
Calle de Bailar Festival 2023 – Tayasan
The street dancing was held in the morning, but the sun was a bit hesitant to show up. This didn’t stop thousands of Tayasanons and guests from all over the province to flock to the streets of the lovely municipality to witness the colorful costumes and well-choreographed street dancing.
After the street dancing competition and a lunch break, it was time for the Calle de Bailar Showdown. Of course, a short prayer and singing of the National Anthem were made before the opening ceremony started.
All groups of dancers showcased their special theme for their dance. Some were inspired by lechon, some by bananas and some by fish. The audience at the venue simply loved each contingent. It was obvious, that everybody in the audience missed the great event in the last years. Also the DC-Team was excited. We had a wonderful time in the north of our province. Thank you Tayasan! Your hospitality was exceptional. We are looking forward to our next visit at your lovely place!
Did you miss the street dancing and showdown?