The Philippines’ 2022 Red Bull Dance Your Style the finals will take place at Grand Amphitheater of Bonifacio at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines on July 23, 2022. Competing in the final are 16 dancers from across the country, including waacker’s Mickey Paolo Yatar from Baguio City, Philippines and Keycee Velez from Parañaque, Metro Manila.
Filipino All-Stars member Vince Mendoza selected the 16 finalists. He shared, “The selection process was not easy and difficult too.”
“Can you imagine bringing talented people together and evaluating their skills?” Mendoza continued. “It’s like a dream and also having that excitement during the selection process.”
On June 18, 2022, Mendoza introduced the 16 finalists to members of the press, including CONAN Daily, at his dance studio in Las Piñas, Metro Manila. The winner will represent the Philippines in Red Bull Dance Your Style 2022 World Finals in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 10, 2022 and compete against over 60 dancers from 30 countries.
Red Bull is a brand of energy drinks sold by Red Bull GmbHwhich was founded in Fuschl am See, Salzburg, Austria by Chaleo Yoovidhya and Dietrich Mateschitz in 1984. Aptly named Red Bull Dance Your Style, the brand offers a global one-on-one street dance competition with a unique battle format featuring the latest hits and timeless classics that challenge freestyle skills and improvisation of a dancer.
B-Boy Shinshanthen 17, from the Netherlands, won the first-ever Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final at La Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, France on October 12, 2019. The 2022 World Final marks the first time that the Philippines are represented in the world dance competition.
Each round of each Red Bull Dance Your Style battle consists of two thrilling rounds with the disc jockey spinning mixes of different genres ranging from modern pop and rap music to old school classics. Competitors must prove they have rhythm, movement, creativity and charisma because capturing the crowd’s attention and gaining their approval is the only way to secure a place in the next round of competition.
Interested viewers can book their place to watch the Red Bull Dance Your Style Philippines 2022 National Final live via Red Bull. Here are 15 of the 16 dancers competing: