The premiere dance school, Steps Dance Studio, in collaboration with Ayala Malls, launched a dance film titled “Happy” to support local dancers and uplift mall-goers.
The dance film begins with a mall maintenance staff falling asleep on a chair in an empty cinema. Next thing he knows, he’s surrounded by the lush greenery that Ayala Malls is well-known for. He moves to the beat of his passionate heart and is joined by a group of other young jazz dancers who also glide, dart, stretch, jump, bend, and rise to the wonderful spirit of Christmas. They move along, performing at other areas of the mall. The maintenance staff soon wakes up from his dream—a dream that not only enlivened his senses but has also instilled glimmers of hope from knowing that amidst the new normal and its challenges, there is a place for comfort in Ayala Malls.
The song accompanying the dance film is Maestro Ryan Cayabyab’s original composition called “It’s Gonna Be a Happy Day”, a bouncy, feel-good track performed by local artist Reese Lansangan that highlights Ayala Malls’ Christmas message.
It’s a yearly tradition for Steps Dance Studio to bring cheer to Ayala Malls through a lively Christmas performance. However, as Filipinos are losing joy, especially artists who are struggling because of the effects of the global virus, the talented dancers of Steps Dance Studio ought to bring their performance online for everyone to enjoy.
If you haven’t watched it yet, you can access “Happy” via this link. You can also check out Ayala Malls’ official Facebook page and Steps Dance Studio’s social media pages for more information about the film.