WATCH: Talented kids showcase impressive dance moves in viral video
Two young dancers’ exceptional moves and enthusiasm have taken social media by storm, captivating users with a video of their thrilling dance showdown.
The now-viral video showcased the kids, namely Gheero, 10, and Jeric, 11, dancing to upbeat music while demonstrating signature vogue moves like hand performances and dips, as they delivered an electrifying performance.
Social media user John Hendrix Pulanco, who posted the duo’s video on TikTok last April 19, told the Inquirer in an interview that he filmed the kids’ moment on camera as he was delighted by their remarkable talent and passion for dancing.
As a dancer himself and a company master at Faith Colleges Dance Company in Tanauan, Batangas, Pulanco stressed that people who start dancing at a young age would learn “self-motivation and determination.”
When asked about what advice he would give parents with kids who show interest in dancing, Pulanco replied: “Suportahan lang [sila ng mga magulang] at [huwag] pagbawalan ang kanilang mga anak sa pagsasayaw dahil hindi naman ito masamang hobby […].”
(Their parents should just support them and not prohibit them from dancing because it is not a bad hobby.)
However, Pulanco also noted that students should be able to balance their studies and passion for dancing.
‘Passion opens doors’
“How do I contact them? Please let me know. I wanna ask if gusto nila mag guest sa drag show namin. Deserve nila [mag-perform] sa bigger stage (I want to ask if they want to be a guest in our drag show. They deserve to perform on a bigger stage),” celebrity vlogger and entrepreneur Dani Barretto commented on Pulanco’s post.
Similarly, renowned drag queen and aerial artist Niqüe Harnnyl Manza also noticed the duo, claiming them as their “nakshie.”
Andrea Maxwell Monteverde, the duo’s handler, told the Inquirer in a separate interview that both Gheero and Jeric had been members of their dance crew “The Btches” for three months now, headed by a certain Nelson De Jesus.
“Kami po ay lumalahok sa mga dance competition [at nanalo na rin] sa iba’t ibang lugar […]. Baguhan pa lang po kami sa larangan ng pagsasayaw, [pero] isa po sa mga pangarap namin ang makalaban [sa] ibang bansa,” Monteverde said.
(We participate in dance competitions and have won in different places. Although we are still beginners in the field of dancing, one of our dreams is to compete in other countries.)
She said they were glad to see the two kids getting interviewed after their video went viral, indicating that all their hard work in training had paid off.
As of this writing, the original video of the duo’s showdown has already received over 380,000 likes and more than 16,000 shares on TikTok. — Angelo Matthew Abadilla, INQUIRER.net intern