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IPESR partakes in 2024 National Folk Dance workshop

July 11, 2024

Bicol University Institute of Physical Education, Sports, and Recreation (BUIPESR) delegates joined the five-day workshop on National Folk Dance at the City Sports Complex, Bulacan, from June 24 to 28, 2024. 

Led by Prof. Carina Sales, BUIPESR Director, the delegation engaged in intensive training sessions encompassing dance workshops, panel discussions, lecture demonstrations, forums, street dances, cultural shows, folk dance competitions, and regional presentations. 

Joining her were the following IPESR faculty members: Prof. Robert John Lood, Prof. Wilven Mendaza, Prof. Jarmi Diane Mandane, Prof. Jas Danielle Gonzales, and Prof. Mark Glenn Tejada, alongside professional lecturers John Lester Rosales, John Francis Revilla, and Micaela Czarina Mestiola, and student participants Janssen Bartolay, Janah Dayao, Sean Tyrese Fantastico, Eloisa Faye Bigueras, Francis Mabelin, Wenefredo Masong Jr., Antonia Sales, and John Paul Olivares.

Spearheaded by the Philippine Folk Dance Society (Samahang Tagapagtaguyod ng Katutubong Sayaw ng Pilipinas Foundation, Inc.), the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and the National Commission for Culture Arts in partnership with the Holy Angel University and the City Government of San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, the workshop aims to enhance competencies in teaching traditional Philippine and Asian dances among the participants. 

This opportunity paved the way for the establishment of the Philippine Folk Dance Society- Bicol University Chapter, duly accredited by the Philippine Folk Dance Society. For this upcoming school year, the organization will strive to attain accreditation from the BU. | by Arnold C. Noda – IO III, BUCPRO

📷: Philippine Folk Dance Society- Bicol University Chapter