Compassion PI: Typhoon Haiyan Fundraiser

San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, New York, Boston

“Sumasayaw para sa Pilipinas.”
We dance for the Philippines.

Hip-Hop Dance Association (HHDA), in partnership with dance directors and studios across the nation, present “Compassion Philippines,” a nationwide dance workshop raising money to benefit the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (2013), the largest typhoon ever measured.

This dance workshop occurred on the weekend of December 20th, 2013, spanning from coast to coast. From San Francisco all the way to New York, this workshop gathered some of the community’s best choreographers to make an online “flashmob” to one song. Upon completion of teaching their choreography, the choreographers blocked each piece and filmed it. These clips have all been compiled into one video with hopes to raise awareness and encourage those who see it to donate to the typhoon victims in whatever way possible.

All proceeds from each workshop will be donated to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit,

#compassionPI #danceforPI

Song: Emeli Sande — Wonder
Videographers: Gerald Nonato, James “Slim” Dang, Joanne Juele
Edited By: Raffy Piamonte

Flashmob Choreographers (in order of appearance):

Sacramento: Janae Rosebud, Royce Legaspi, Rich Pasalo
San Francisco: Rocko Luciano, TJ Andaya, Suzette Sagisi
San Diego: Dea Sevilla, Kevin Nguyen, Cye Bongalos, Vinh Nguyen
San Jose: Dani Galvez, Melfred Ignacio, Phoebe Racca
Los Angeles/Orange County: Ray Basa, Arnel Calvario, Clarence Bitun, Carl Diaz, Raffy Piamonte
New York: Leslie Hubilla
Boston: Joseph Dreeszen, Rony Jacques, Lindsay Corkum

Other Workshop Choreographers:

April Rodriguez, Joesar Alva, Beau Fornier, Jose “Boyboi” Tena, Denzel Chisolm, Karla Garcia

Hosted By: Boogiemonstarz, Boogiezone, Body Rock, City Dance Studios, The Company, Funkanometry SF, Funkanometry NY, Good Fellas, Dance Netwerk, HHDA, Kingdom Made, Press Play, SGBM, Studio FX, Culture Shock Los Angeles, VIP San Jose


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Facts about Typhoon Haiyan:

Typhoon Haiyan affected an estimated 11 million people in the Philippines in 2013:

  • 5,598 deaths
  • 3.8 million people displaced
  • 1.2 million houses damaged or destroyed

*Facts provided by USAID

About the nonprofit: CARE

CARE has a long history in the Philippines that stretches back to 1949. For decades, they’ve been providing emergency relief when disaster strikes and helping communities prepare for disasters. They were there in 2009 when typhoon Ketsana hit and again in 2012 when typhoon Bopha ripped through the country.

CARE is currently on the ground providing food, shelter and other essentials to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which has torn a path across central Philippines, affecting an estimated 9.8 million people and killing as many as 3,600.




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