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Avex Entertainment Co., Ltd. The 12th “DANCE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP”, a competition to become the best high sch ool dance club in Japan, sponsored by Avex, is a fierce battle! Five teams will advance to the finals of the Kanto Regio nal Tournament! Two te

Avex Entertainment Co., Ltd.
The 12th “DANCE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP”, a competition sponsored by Avex to compete for the best high school dance club in Japan, is fierce! Five teams will advance to the finals of the Kanto Regional Tournament! Two teams were selected from Yamamura International High School! The final battle for the top high school dance club in Japan will take place on August 20th (Tuesday) in Tokyo!
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Sponsored by Avex Alliance & Partners Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Masahiko Tan; hereinafter referred to as AAP), the “avex presents DANCE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 12th National High School Dance” will determine the best high school dance club in Japan. At the Kanto Regional Tournament held over two days at the “Division Championship (hereinafter referred to as DCC)”, Yamamura Kokusai High School won on the first day, and Wunan High School won on the second day, with the top five teams advancing to the finals. I won the ticket.
The school will participate in the final competition to be held at Tokyo Garden Theater (Koto-ku, Tokyo) on Tuesday, August 20th.
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[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/25862/240/resize/d25862-240-a57C263B47583C8D7-1.jpg &s3=25862-240-6C77D7D7D5623224C5E5571F6 25514-1800X1200.jpg] DCC is a competition that competes for the top high school dance clubs across the country, and started in 2013, this year marks its 12th year. The judging criteria is “how to express the theme of two kanji characters through dance”, as well as “expressiveness”, “technical ability”, and “originality”, which are scored on a 100-point scale. Starting in June, in addition to local tournaments to be held in six areas: Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kansai, Kyushu, and Taiwan, an online qualifying tournament will be held, with 37 winning teams from all over the country competing in the tournament in Tokyo in August. I will participate in the final tournament.
A total of 50 teams participated in the Kanto Regional Tournament, which was held over two days at Nippon Kogakuin Arena on June 16th (Sunday) and at Cults Kawasaki on June 22nd (Saturday).
The teams that advanced to the finals were Yamamura Kokusai High School, which won on the first day of the tournament, Yokohama Soei High School, who won second place, and Bunan High School, which won on the second day, followed by Tokyo Metropolitan Komae High School, who placed third. All five teams from Yamamura International High School (different from the team on the 16th) won the fierce battle. Comments from the teams that made it to the finals are as follows: ▼Yamamura International High School (Red Dance: Carmen) Score: 87 points I was sad that one of my team members couldn’t participate in the middle of the race, but I’m really happy that we were able to pass the preliminaries in first place.
Comment from judge SHUHO:
It was honestly amazing. I think the quality was outstanding. Even from a distance, I could clearly see how to align the precision, the fingertips, and the fast and detailed composition, and I thought that the teachers’ instructions were quite scary. (lol)
The quality was so great that I thought they would go to the top in the finals as well.
▼Yokohama Soei High School (kickoff: Mounting Mountain) Score: 84 points I’m really happy to have won runner-up. This is my first time participating in DCC, and I’m really happy to receive this award because I had a lot of concerns and we all discussed and struggled to get to this point. thank you very much.
Judge Amane’s comment:
The theme was difficult, but I was so excited to see what kind of work it would turn out to be, that I was captivated by the very first production. I think it takes a lot of practice to perform with a team of 40 people, but everything went very smoothly, and the spirit of each member was amazing.
▼Bunan High School (Wasei) Score: 88 points
I’m super happy! I would like to thank the judges, the parents who supported me, and everyone on the team. I was nervous until the very end, but I’m really happy that I was able to make a perfect decision and win.
Comment from judge MIZUE:
By far the most intense amount of energy was felt. Even after the dance started, the enthusiasm continued and the dance was getting more and more exciting. Also, her dancing ability was stable, and I got the impression that she danced really well.
▼Tokyo Metropolitan Komae High School (Yumedarake) Score: 86 points I am really happy to have received this award and to have been able to take one step forward to reach the national level, which was my goal. Comment from judge HANA:
The costumes and how the first box was used were in line with the theme, and I think there were a lot of people, but there was little difference in skill between the kids in the back, and I thought the level of both dance and style was very high.
▼Yamamura International High School (Shunki: Never Enough) Score: 82 points I said, “Let’s win in the preliminary rounds and decide to go to the nationals,” so I’m a little disappointed, but I’m happy that I was able to come in third place and decide to go to the nationals. I’m still in the early stages of dance, so I’ll do my best to express the strong feelings I put into this work through dance.
Comment from judge kooouya:
It appeared with the same look as the theme, and I was drawn in. Everything about the work, the dancing, and everyone’s facial expressions was great.
All 37 teams will advance to the finals through an online preliminary round to be held on Sunday, July 14th.
At Avex, we will continue to contribute to dance culture and aim to provide opportunities for high school students, who will lead the next generation, to gain social experience through dance.
▼“DANCE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 12th National High School Dance Club Championship” Kanto Regional Tournament Overview
Date and time: Sunday, June 16, 2024
Venue: Nihon Kogakuin Arena (5-23-22 Nishi Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo) Participating teams: 17 teams in total
Tokyo Metropolitan Saginomiya High School (Tokyo) / Yamamura Gakuen High School (Saitama Prefecture) / Yamamura Kokusai High School (Saitama Prefecture) / Ikubunkan High School (Tokyo) / Tokyo Metropolitan Fujimori High School (Tokyo) *2 teams Participating / Higashino High School (Saitama Prefecture) *2 teams participating / Yokohama Soei High School (Kanagawa Prefecture) / Showa Gakuin High School (Chiba Prefecture) / Chiba Keiai High School (Chiba Prefecture) / Meguro Gakuin High School (Tokyo) / Tokiwamatsu Gakuen High School (Tokyo) / Komazawa University High School (Tokyo) / Meisei Gakuen High School (Tokyo) / Abiko Nikaido High School (Chiba Prefecture) / Hosoda Gakuen Junior and Senior High School (Saitama Prefecture)
Judges: Amane, Kurumi Shiina, SHUHO, chika, YWKI (titles omitted) Date and time: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Venue: Cults Kawasaki (1-1-4 Fujimi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa) Participating teams: 33 teams in total
Yamamura Kokusai High School (Saitama Prefecture) / Tokyo Joshi Gakuin High School (Tokyo) *2 teams participating / Kanagawa Prefectural Koryo High School (Kanagawa Prefecture) / Kawasaki City Tachibana High School (Kanagawa Prefecture) / Honjo Daiichi High School ( Saitama Prefecture) / Tokyo Metropolitan Katsushikano High School (Tokyo) / Yokohama Seifu High School (Kanagawa Prefecture) *2 teams
participating / Shinagawa Girls’ Academy (Tokyo) *2 teams
participating / Hiroo Gakuen High School (Tokyo) / Musashino High School (Tokyo) / Tokyo Metropolitan Komae High School (Tokyo) *2 teams participating / Saitama Prefectural Kuki Technical High School (Saitama Prefecture) / Meiji University Affiliated Meiji High School (Tokyo) / Eihoku High School (Saitama Prefecture) ) / Horikoshi High School (Tokyo) / Nishogakusha University High School (Tokyo) / Tokyo Metropolitan Musashioka High School (Tokyo) / Bunan High School (Saitama Prefecture) *2 teams participating / Mita Kokusai Gakuen High School ( Tokyo) / Tokyo Metropolitan Fussa High School (Tokyo) / Iwakura High School (Tokyo) / Chiba Keiai High School (Chiba Prefecture) / Gunma Prefectural Isesaki Seimei High School (Gunma Prefecture) / Chiba Prefectural Kokufudai High School (Chiba Prefecture) ) / Kanagawa Prefectural Kawawa High School (Kanagawa Prefecture) / Shinagawa Etoile Girls’ High School (Tokyo) / Saitama Prefectural Sakado High School (Saitama Prefecture) / Kanagawa Prefectural Eda High School (Kanagawa Prefecture)
Judges: Ken, kooouya, HANA, HOnOKA, MIZUE (titles omitted)
▼About Yamamura International High School Dance Club
■Total number of members: 63 (49th year since establishment) ■Genre practiced: Jazz dance
■Policies and features of the dance club:
One for all All for one
One for everyone, everyone for victory
With this as my motto, I practice with high aspirations every day with the goal of conquering the nation.
■Anecdotes unique to our school:
To celebrate the 150th anniversary, a ceremony was held at Seibu Dome with the participation of sister schools. It’s a school with a long history.
■Who do you want to share this work with:
I will impress everyone present at the venue including the coach advisor, teacher, and parents.
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■Explanation about the theme of the work:
Like Carmen, she dances at times as charmingly as a rose, and at other times fiercely and passionately. We will dye this venue crimson!
[Image 4: https://prtimes.jp/i/25862/240/resize/d25862-240-b8e1409c238e65a0fab6-1.jpg&s3=25862-240-e8a3f862d2a4cbeb60111e21b02c2cb4-1800×1200.jpg] ■Work theme: Shunki (pronunciation: Never Enough)
■Explanation about the theme of the work:
Standing on stage is a moment. We have continued to struggle for that moment of brilliance, and we will deliver an impression to everyone with our one-of-a-kind work.
▼About Yokohama Soei High School Dance Club
■Total number of members: 66 (84th year since establishment) ■Genres practiced: HIPHOP, JAZZ, house, pom pom, contemporary, creative dance ■Policies and features of the dance club:
The Soei Dance Club operates with the idea of ​​“stand out in a nice way.” I am conscious of things other than dancing, such as responding and greetings in a loud voice, keeping the space clean, and being grateful for the environment around me.
The team is characterized by incorporating acrobatic techniques such as lifts into their works, and many of their works use vertical space. ■Dance club SNS account:
https://www.instagram.com/soei_dance
■Anecdotes unique to our school:
Sekai from EXILE came to Soei and gave us a lesson. AI-san’s music video called “Wareba” featured not only members from the dance club, but also members of the soccer club, basketball club, baton club, and other club activities.
The ice cream vending machine in the cafeteria, daily set meals, and Toritama bento boxes are all very delicious!
Our motto is that all students from each grade participate in the competition (no auditions or substitutes).
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I’m number 1. Beyond the top.
■Who do you want to share this work with:
I would like to express my gratitude to our advisors, teachers, and coaches who always support our dance club despite their busy schedules.
I would also like to express my gratitude to my family, who have been the closest to support me, making me lunch boxes and picking me up early in the morning.
▼About Takenan High School Dance Club
■Total number of members: 140 (24th year since establishment) ■Genres practiced: HIPHOP, JAZZ, BREAK
[Image 6: https://prtimes.jp/i/25862/240/resize/d25862-240-932fa445dc0acf37cb49-1.jpg&s3=25862-240-3fa3e5e293adeec05e1cc4b6e32fc4c9-1800×1200.jpg] ■Work theme: Washei (pronunciation: wasshoi)
■Explanation about the theme of the work:
Japan’s Yamato spirit is being forgotten these days.
I don’t want everyone to forget their pride in Japan.
Repezen Japan!
We will deliver “Japanese” to your heart with our soulful, energetic and energetic breaking!
▼About Tokyo Metropolitan Komae High School Dance Club
■Total number of members: 72 (52nd year since establishment) ■Genre practiced: JAZZ, FreeStyle
■Policies and features of the dance club:
We work every day with the goal of winning the national championship. Also, for our generation, the word “convey” is a goal in terms of dance.
At Komae High School, each grade creates a piece of work, so it is unique in that all students participate in the competition. This will improve your awareness and dance ability.
■Dance club SNS account:
https://www.instagram.com/komae_dance
■Anecdotes unique to our school:
Komae High School not only has a dance club but also a lot of sports, so we often take photos inside the school, which has a wide variety of locations such as the schoolyard, arena, and pool.
[Image 7: https://prtimes.jp/i/25862/240/resize/d25862-240-73fa8242b8187ca67bf7-1.jpg&s3=25862-240-50ea6060563849c378bef5db7b219656-1800×1200.jpg] ■Work Theme: Dream Full (pronunciation: Yume Darake)
■Explanation about the theme of the work:
My life doesn’t belong to anyone.
Isn’t it nice to live as freely as you do now?
Because this life is full of dreams.
■Who do you want to share this work with:
I especially want to reach out to people who are taking on new challenges. It’s your life, it doesn’t belong to anyone else, so no matter what you think or do, it’s your life no matter what you do. I want to tell you. I would be happy if I could make the viewers feel a little better after the dance is over.
▼About “DANCE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP National High School Dance Club Championship” DANCE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (National High School Dance Club Championship) is a competition to determine the best high school dance club in Japan. There is no membership fee. To be eligible to participate, teams must be a high school dance club with 1 to 40 members. The qualifying round will be held online, and the 24 winning teams will advance to the finals. Furthermore, regional tournaments will be held from June in six areas: Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kansai, Kyushu, and Taiwan. , a total of 10 teams will receive seeding rights and advance to the final tournament in seeded slots (it is also possible to participate in both the online qualifying tournament and local tournament). Additionally, the top three teams from last year’s finals will also be given the right to participate in this year’s finals. This year, a total of 37 teams will be able to advance to the finals. At the finals, in addition to announcing the winning team and top teams, there will also be sponsor awards and audience awards. Aiming to become the No. 1 high school dance club in the country, 37 winning teams from all over the country will present passionate performances. Please check the official website for details.
DCC official website: https://dcc.avex.jp/
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