Performing Palegongan Dance, Bali UKM Telkom University Won ITB Bali Dance Festival
Bali Student Activity Unit (UKM) of Telkom University won Bali Dance Festival competition in East Hall of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) on 23-25 November 2018. Tel-U Bali UKM won first place in two categories namely, Adult Individual Dance and Palegongan Dance.
This competition was followed by various universities and dance studios from Java, Bali and Lampung. The Chairperson of Bali UKM in 2018, Bila, who is an S1 Informatics Engineering student, revealed the most competitive competitors in this event were Gadjah Mada University (UGM) and Bali Sekar Tampaksiring Dance Studio.
But due to careful preparation carried out long before, Bila and the Team won the competition. “The preparations for this competition was from July while still on even semester long holidays. The practices were conducted at one dance studio in Bali. We also practiced twice a week accompanied by a coach. One month before preparation, we practiced 4-5 weeks to maximize the preparation. “Explained Bila.
This achievement is expected to raise the reputation of Telkom University and also UKM of Balinese arts, and make UKM members more enthusiastic and competitive in positive things in the future.