UAAP Season 79 hosts University of Santo Tomas are set to introduce a new dance sport to the league.
Joining the Cheerdance Competition (introduced during Season 57), and the Street Dance Competition (introduced five seasons ago), the 79th Season of the UAAP will open the season with the first-ever UAAP Formation Ballroom Dancing competition, according to a report by The Varsitarian and confirmed by the school’s Institute of Physical Education and Athletics.
Instead of opening the season with two games in the UAAP Men’s Basketball tournament, Season 79 will start a new tradition, opening the season with the said competition on Saturday, September 3.
According to the report, the competition will be divided into two categories: Ballroom (Standard) and Latin-American.
As early as last May, the eight participating schools have held try-outs for the new sport.
The competition will be held at the Quadricentennial Pavilion inside the UST campus in Manila City, the first time the opening ceremonies will be held outside of the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.