Meet the PH representative at the World Street Dance Competition

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MANILA — Mickey Yatar is set to represent the Philippines in a global street dance competition later this year.

He will take part in the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals, which will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in December.

This after beating 15 dancers in the national final on July 23 at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Taguig.

As he prepares to compete internationally, Yatar said he intends to consult with his fellow competitors at the Red Bull Dance Your Style National Final.

“They all have good ideas because some of them are my teachers and my closest friends. I want to consult them and get more advice from them for my preparation,” he said, adding that it will also train his body to better adapt to new environments.

When asked to give a message to those hoping to start a dance career, Yatar said, “Just start. Just start without comparing yourself. That’s the first thing.”

“And then the second thing is to take it easy. Take your time and enjoy kasi marami kayo matutunan. Find people you can trust who will help you be open to feedback,” he added. .

Red Bull Dance Your Style, the energy drink brand’s version of a one-on-one global street-dancing competition, aims to challenge participants’ freestyle and improvisation skills.

Unlike other major dance competitions with professional judges, the crowd will play a crucial role in determining the winner of each battle.