UAAP Cheerdance Competition



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UAAP Cheerdance Competition

Sport: Cheerleading
Founded: 1994
No. of teams: 8
Country(ies): Philippines
Most recent champion(s): FEU Cheering Squad
TV partner(s): Studio 23

UAAP Cheerdance Competition

The UAAP Cheerdance Competition is an annual one-day event of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines for cheerleading. However, it does not count in the tabulation to determine the UAAP Overall Championship.

Studio 23 received the right to televise the UAAP Men's Basketball. Along with it came the coverage rights of the annual UAAP Cheerdance Competition. The hosts of the event usually start with an audience roll call. After each participating university's name is called, the audience from that school chants their most popular cheer along with their official drummers. However, the dancers of their respective pep squads are not yet shown to the audience and televiewers until their performance. The sequence of the roll call are random and solely the discretion of the hosts or producers. The sequence of the performance are determined by drawing of lots prior the competition.[citation needed]

Since 2006, side-court reporters of each participating universities join the main host of the event. Before the announcement of winners and after all squads have performed, a recap is shown during the telecast. Only the champion and first and second runners-up are announced at the end of the competition. Except in 2008, the host(s) reveal the average scores before announcing the winners.

University of Santo Tomas has the most championships (8) followed by University of the Philippines (5). Far Eastern University is the current defending champion.[1] From 2003 to 2008, only University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines, and Far Eastern University have landed on the top 3 spots. The University of Santo Tomas did not make it in the top 3 for the first time in 2009.

The 2008 Samsung UAAP Cheerdance Competition was the most attended UAAP event with a record-breaking 23,443 paying audience.

Participants
Adamson's school colors Adamson University (AdU) Adamson Pep Squad
Ateneo's school colors Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion
La Salle's school colors De La Salle University (DLSU) DLSU Animo Squad
(DLSU Pep Squad: 1994-2007)
FEU's school colors Far Eastern University (FEU) FEU Cheering Squad
NU's school colors National University (NU) NU Pep Squad
UE's school colors University of the East (UE) UE Pep Squad
UP's school colors University of the Philippines (UP) UP Pep Squad
(Filipiniana Dance Troupe: 1994-1996)
UST's school colors University of Santo Tomas (UST) UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe
(with the UST Yellow Jackets)

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