Rounding off 2016 with our ever-popular Teenage Dance Challenge (TDC), we saw tons of amazingly talented dance crews for both the Rookie (13 to 16 years old) and the Open category (13 to 25 years old). And with both local and regional dance crews in the mix, TDC 2016 was a nail-biting one from start to finish – here’s what went down!
Meeting their fellow competitors in the flesh, the dance crews gathered for the auditions held at Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS).
Dabbing their way to the finals!
Who says competitors can’t be friendly?
Four dynamic dance groups – Mad.G, HEROINE, DXM and Double R.Squad – scored the coveted golden tickets and headed straight to the finals. Ultimately, a total of 15 finalists were selected.
The stage was set for the ultimate showdown at Junction 8. From their improved dance routines down to their elaborate costumes, the dance crews brought their A-game and turned up the heat!
The crowd gathered to watch each team battle it out onstage, and boy were they enthusiastic!
The finalists of the Rookie Category doing their thing!
The finalists of the Open Category took over and totally raised the roof with their epic dance moves!
While the judges were deliberating, it was the audience’s time to shine! We invited a few (also super talented) audience members to show off their moves in an epic dance battle and a lip sync-off. And of course, they walked away with an awesome Teenage goodie bag!
The former runner-up of our Teenage K-pop Dance Battle 2010, STARREseconds, dominated the stage during their special guest appearance and drove the crowd wild with their high-octane performance.
And we kicked things up a notch by challenging everyone present (even the audience) to the Mannequin Challenge! Look out for it on our YouTube channel.
Before announcing the results of TDC 2016, the winners of the ‘Most Popular Dance Group‘ award were revealed. And… the winner is Fall Out Squad!
And the moment all the groups have been waiting for. First up, was the Rookie Category.
2nd Runner-up: Girlz Vibe!
1st Runner-up: Sparklez!
Winner of the TDC 2016 Rookie Category: STEP YOUTH CREW!
Finally, the time came to announce the TDC 2016 Open Category winners.
4th Runner-up: J2BIT2.0!
3rd Runner-up: Urban Hype!
2nd Runner-up: Mad.G!
1st Runner-up: HEROINE!
And the winner of the TDC 2016 Open Category is… Double R.Squad!
Wrapping up TDC 2016 with the mandatory group shot!
We’d like to congratulate all our participants, finalists and winners of Teenage Dance Challenge 2016. It was a pleasure to witness the insane level of talent! Goodbye for now, and see you guys at Teenage Dance Challenge 2017!