Hey! Apparently I'm the only person who didn't do the write-up on SDD :p
Anyway! NTU FUNK JAM VOL.1 was held last Saturday (If you had no idea about it!), and it was a blast!
This event was organised by Fabian from Soul Funky and a few of his other friends from NTU Funkstyles (Nocturnal Nut & Soul Funky). And I believe all of them would have felt accomplished to have the whole event running so successfully.
Being the judge for both Popping and Locking categories, along with Bboy Larry for Breaking, this is also probably the first time that I've seen so many lockers, poppers, and bboys down for the same event. You can probably say that it's the first funk event that we have in Singapore which is being organized by ourselves, PLUS the additional fact that this time, the Popping and Locking categories were specially catered to the younger dancers. (Not gonna touch on the Breaking category)
My truthful opinion? Quite a good event. Achieving a total number of 32 lockers and 24 poppers without the more experienced dancers was an incredibly good turnout. (Where were all the lockers at during FTL2010?!)
It's so hard to judge the popping and locking categories alone! Every decision lies on me myself, and any mistake in it would results in the anger and wrath of the audience (ok I'm just joking hahaha) But truthfully speaking, the competition among the lockers were incredibly tough! I had such a hard time deciding who had to go on the next round. I have to say that my favourite lockers were Uncle Tan and Marzipan! I totally love the chemistry between them, don't you guys agree? Besides that, the competition among poppers were tough too! Mouse and Josh gave a good fight (especially Josh) against Timothy and Melise for the popping side. For the locking side, Augustine and Wei Sheng (WASA) had also displayed their own unique style of locking, up against Darren and Aloysious (Lockers AD)
The final winners were Mouse and Josh (MOSH), Augustine and Wei Sheng (WASA), and Hazrul and (sorry i dont know his name) (FTC) for the popping, locking and breaking categories respectively. A big congratulations to the winners! You guys gave a good fight during the battles.
The committee has put in a painstaking amount of effort to organize the whole event. On behalf of the poppers and lockers, I would like to congratulate, and thank the committee for pulling their hair off and racking their brains just to make the event a successful one. Keep your funds going Soul Funky~!!!
And also just to let you people out there know, I'm actually also organizing a dance event too! The
event name is Get Down! Vol.3, and it's going to be a 1-on-1 Freestyle Hip Hop battle. No gimmicks, no tags, its just going to be strictly street dancing. Check out http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=117430821618902&ref=ts
for more details!!!