2014 FACO's
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (YDP)


To fulfill one of the association's missions to promote the Philippine culture, develop and enhance the participation of the youth in learning the Philippine customs and traditions, the association has formed cultural dance groups for the youth as part of its Youth Development Program (YDP). The youth cultural dance group performs at the association's events and in the community as ambassadors of goodwill. They also serve as an inspiration to the young FIL-AM generation to learn their roots in artistic and enjoyable way. They believe that through their dance, they can spread goodwill to the community and be instrumental to the good causes of the organization.


EMCEE: YDP Choreographer TONI LIME

SAGAYAN WAR DANCE

SAGAYAN WAR DANCE

DANCERS:

Conrad Giles Jr. Kenneth Lapid
Lemuel Vitug Jonathan Vitug

SARIMANOK

SARIMANOK

DANCERS:

Gloria Giles Mina Giles Maria Concepcion
Angelina Flemming Skyler Tettleton Samantha Tettleton

KAPIIL SA MUNSALA

HISTORY:

Kapiil sa Munsala is a Maranao scarf dance in Lanao province. The Kapiil sa Munsala maybe performed as a solo or a group dance. The dancer/s are equipped with two big and colorful scarves which delicately manipulated in numerous patters. The dance is marked with the dancers' static poses, sudden wrist flicks and graceful hip-sways. This dance is usually performed only by females but in their absence, males may also dance it. The Kapiil sa Munsala is very similar to the execution of other Maranao dances like the Asik and the Aparet. All three dances are danced during Maranao festivities or on welcoming guests or dignitaries. It is notable there a lot Maranao scarf dances like the Kapiil sa Munsala. Very popular are the Katsudoratan (also spelled Kzadoratan), Kakini-kini remarkable of its stylized walk, and the Kasanduayan.

KAPIIL SA MUNSALA

DANCERS:

Angelina Flemming Gloria Giles Skyler Tettleton

JANGAY

HISTORY:

The Janggay or 'Igal Janggay" is one Badjao dance that is performed to the tradition of the Pangalay. Pangalay being a predominant dance form favorite among the gentle people of the Sulu archipelago.

Janggay refers to metal fingernails or claws that the dancers wear on their hands as the sinuous movements of pangalay figures are executed. The janggay is supposed to enhance or magnify the dancer's hand twists and wrist flicks because it serves like a sort of an extension.

JANGAY

DANCERS:

Angelina Flemming Mina Giles Desiree Gavino
Samantha Tettleton Alicia Ramos

SINGKIL

HISTORY:

The Singkíl originated from the Maranao people who inhabit the shores of Lake Lanao. It is derived from a story in theDarangen, the Maranao interpretation of the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana. The name of the dance itself means "to entangle the feet with disturbing objects such as vines or anything in your path". It is a popular dance performed during celebrations and other festive entertainment. Originally only women, particularly royalty, danced the Singkíl, which serves as either a conscious or unconscious advertisement to potential suitors.

SINGKIL

DANCERS:

Maria Concepcion Lemuel Vitug Mina Giles
Conrad Giles Jr. Kenneth Lapid Jonathan Vitug
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