[Originally published on June 2020 at bit.ly/bgsportsspecial]

Nailing their lemon shakers routine, the Marist High Impact (MHI) scored silvers in both the Dance Supremacy Kings & Queens and BodyWars 2020: Maverick.

Kenzo Santos, team captain, shared that MHI coach Edi Jocson decided to fight smart since most of the team members were new, thus coming up with a theme that was “fun and entertaining to watch.”

MHI ranked second with a score of 88.50 next to Xavier School’s 91.33 score in the High School Division of the Dance Supremacy Kings & Queens held last October 20, 2019 at the AFP Theater.

Then on March 8, 2020, with a score of 80.53, MHI bagged another podium finish against a staggering 20 team line-up in the High School Division of BodyWars 2020: Maverick at the Ateneo de Manila University.

It was the first time in recent memory where MHI used props in their competition piece.

“Sobrang hirap ng routine because it was our first time to have that kind of concept,” Santos shared.

Santos believed that the tone of their performance was an edge for the team since other routines were serious and full of angst.

“We were having fun with it, [that was why] we managed to pull it off both times,” he added.

The school’s dance club was slated to compete in the Junior Division of the World of Dance Manila Championship series last March, but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pierre Hubo // Photo courtesy of Ms. Elissa Jocson

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