ABAP was host to the second (2nd) national amateur ballet ensemble competition in the country, The ABAP DANCE CUP 2010 was held last October 2 & 3 at the Meralco Theater. Eighteen (18) ABAP and non–ABAP member schools nationwide, participated, which translated the competition to three hundred fifty (350) competitors aged six (6) years old and upwards; totaling sixty nine (69) ensemble entries. Competing groups vied for trophies in various categories as Classical Ballet; National, Folklore, or Stylized Character Dance; and Contemporary or Lyrical Dance.

The artistic arm of ABAP, The ABAP Dance Cup Guild, spearheads The ABAP Dance Cup 2010 which is held only every two (2) years. and is chaired by Nina Anonas De Santos with  Chelo Borromeo Gemina as vice chair..

The ABAP Dance Cup 2010   is quickly reputed as a harbinger of Filipino talent. It continuesto be the associations effort to raise Philippine dance to a level that will make it competitive by world standards.

To date, winners from the 1st ABAP  Dance Cup in 2008, have gone on to represent the country in the prestigious New York International Competition, and have begun professional dance careers with Philippine Ballet Theater, Singapore Dance Theater, and the Alabama Ballet.


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