Dance On Fire!

If you ask me what’s Cebu’s most sucessful sport, you’ll get a surprising answer. Basketball? Football? Mountain-biking? Chess? Arnis? None of the above. It’s Dancesport. Remember last November 2005 during the South East Asian (SEA) Games? At the Waterfront Lahug, thousands jampacked the ballroom. At the end of the weekend, we held all the gold medal trophies. We partied. We danced.

Thanks to the untiring efforts of Ed and Eleanor Hayco, Cebu is prominent in the world map of Dancesport. They’ve flown to our neighboring Asian countries, to the U.S., to many parts of the globe to compete–and to win. Now, right here at home in Cebu, they’ve recently launched a regular dancesport dinner-show called “Dance on Fire.” It’s open to tourists, locals, balikbayans. It’s scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. It’s at the Teatro-Casino Filipino of the Waterfront Cebu City (Lahug) Hotel. Read on…

True to the adage of hitting two birds with one stone “Dance On Fire” makes its debut into Philippine entertainment and tourism scene with the aim of raising funds for the promotional of Dancesport and of providing Cebu’s inbound tourists another reason to visit Cebu.

“Dance On Fire” is an ingenious mix of dinner and dance that beautifully wraps appetizing Filipino continental food and world–class entertainment into one pretty package. Port Seafood restaurant provides a 16-20 course dinner buffet right within the venue, Teatro—Casino Filipino at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino in Lahug.

The “Dance On Fire” show itself packs a wallop with electrifying dance numbers relating Cebu’s history from native tribal dances, Spanish regalla and war dances, to American Rock and Roll, Boogie Woogie and Twist and to modern dances of the psychedelic, retro, fund rock, new wave and hip-hop.

Performers include members of DanceSport Team Cebu City and University of Cebu.

Held three times a week, every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 6:00 to 10:00pm up, this dinner and dance package offers great dining, amazing entertainment and lively dancing.

Aside from its tourism potential, the show also allows lifeblood for our DanceSport athletes and teachers by providing the much-needed funds to sustain free workshops in barangays and schools, free year – round trainings, studio maintenance, collaterals, costumes, make-up, accessories, dancing shoes, airfare and accommodation in national and international competitions, allowances, organizing local, national and international competitions and many more.

DanceSport Team Cebu International inc. is a registered non-government organization that created programs for the promotions of DanceSport, development of athletes and youth development. It has fielded gold medalist that brought honors for the Philippines here and abroad. DTCII athletes have won the first Philippine golds in the Southeast Asian Games, the International competitions in the United States of America and Asia.

Categorized as Cebu
John Pages

By John Pages

I've been a sports columnist since 1994. First, in The Freeman newspaper under "Tennis Is My Game." Then, starting in 2003, with Sun.Star Cebu under the name "Match Point." Happy reading!

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