It was an evening of non-stop action at the Teenage Dance Challenge 2019 Finals! With killer performances, exciting stage activities and a star-studded panel of judges to boot, this year’s edition – which marked the 10th anniversary of our long-running signature competition – was nothing short of spectacular.
This year, the TDC 2019 Finals were held at The Star Vista Atrium on 12 October – where a total of 15 talented dance crews across the Street Dance and K-pop Dance Cover categories battled it out for the crowning glory. Read on to find out which team came out tops!
The day was just getting started, but the atmosphere was already sizzling right from the get-go. Despite the rehearsal call-time at 10am, all the finalists showed no signs of fatigue as they showed up bright and early to perfect their routines for the grand finale. Choreography? Check. Outfits? Check. Makeup? Check. Everyone was all set to dominate the stage!
It was go big or go home! Unlike our previous editions, we took it up a notch with a whole slew of thrilling activities to get the crowd amped up for the competition. There were arcade games where participants could try their hand at the Mario Kart and show off their best moves with the Pump It Up machine. Of course, we couldn’t forget about a photobooth – what better way to capture the fun than an instant print of your crew?
Our finalists were all decked out and ready to impress. Check out these squad-worthy ensembles!
As the sun went down, that was when the real party started. Huge crowds began to gather as the dance crews geared up for the final showdown – and boy, were we in for one hell of a show! Kicking off the competition on an explosive note, the finalists from the Street Dance Category wasted no time in getting the audience riled up with their fiercest choreographies.
Just when we thought things couldn’t get anymore electrifying, it was time for the K-pop Dance Cover Category to slay the stage. Screams were through the roof as the teams channelled their K-pop best – from their perfectly-coordinated outfits right down to their flawlessly synchronised moves, these budding dance powerhouses could even give actual idols a run for their money! One cool thing to note was that most of the groups chose to cover songs by rookie acts such as ITZY and ATEEZ, which made their performances all the more intriguing!
While the judges were busy deliberating, there were also exciting stage games courtesy of THEFACESHOP to keep the audience occupied. The rules were simple: simply show off your best moves to a viral dance challenge (chicken noodle soup, anybody?), and walk away with free beauty products!
Besides the stage games, fellow judge and STARREseconds member Akif Halqi also treated fans to an enthralling performance of Dean’s ‘Instagram’.
After an intense round of deliberation, we’ve got our winners for TDC 2019! Cue the drum roll…
STREET DANCE CATEGORY
1st Runner Up: DANGER TINGS
2nd Runner Up: D’AURA
K-POP DANCE COVER CATEGORY
1st Runner Up: NYSN
2nd Runner Up: D’QUERY
3rd Runner Up: 007
4th Runner Up: TEAMGENIE
MOST POPULAR GROUP
Huge congratulations to all the winning teams, and special thanks to our guest judges Alfred, Akif, DK and Tasha. It’s a wrap for Teenage Dance Challenge 2019 and we couldn’t have done it without all your support for the past 10 years – keep on dancing and always stay passionate in what you do!