DHiE competitions end with a group dance competition

The annual Deccan Herald in Education competitions ended on a grand note on Friday at Bal Bhavan, Cubbon Park, with the final “Group Dance Competition” event. Conducted at two levels – juniors and seniors, it was held for Zone A schools on Thursday and for Zone B schools on Friday.

Participants showcased their talent in different dance forms ranging from classical, semi-classical to freestyle and robotics. Several performances even addressed pressing issues in today’s world such as women’s empowerment, smoking, and plastic use.

The competitions were judged by Vydhurya Sree, choreographer, dancer and founder of the ASV Dancing Stars Institute.

“In a group dance, it is important that each member dance and with good coordination,” Vydhurya said, addressing the audience.

“While judging a dance competition, besides the choreography, other aspects like song, costume, makeup, energy and expression also matter,” she said.

The highlight of the last day was the fine performance of the judge herself.

Deccan Herald in Education (DHiE) Junior dance competition winners with Vydhurya Sree, judge, (Standing from left) Ganga International School, first place, MTB Jnana Jyothi School, second place. (seated from left) SJR Public School, third place and Aditya National Public School, place of consolation, at Bal Bhavan, Cubbon Park in Bengaluru on Friday. Photo by SK Dinesh

List of winners:

Group A dance area (junior category)

1st prize: The Southern School, JP Nagar

2nd prize: Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra, Banashankari

3rd prize: The Oxford English School, JP Nagar

Consolation Prize: Lewa English School, Basaveshwarnagar

Group A dance area (senior category)

1st prize: The Oxford English School, JP Nagar

2nd prize: National Public School Appollo, Banashankari

3rd Prize: Carmel High School, Basaveshwarnagar

Consolation Prize: The Southern School, JP Nagar

Dance Group Zone B (Junior Category)

1st prize: Ganga International School, Nagasandra

2nd prize: MTB Jnana Jyothi School, Mahadevapura

3rd prize: SJR public school, HBR layout

Consolation: Aditya National Public School, Yelahanka

Group B dance area (senior category)

1st prize: Ganga International School, Nagasandra

2nd Prize: Jubilee English High School, Rama Murthy Nagar

3rd prize: Euro School, Chimney Hills

Consolation: Ryan International School, Kundalahalli