YFAMD: Young Filipino-American Modern Dancers

YFAMD (pronounced Y-FAM the D is silent) originated in the summer of 2005 to unite veteran Filipino folk dancers from several different organizations around Hampton Roads, a medium in which to create strictly original hip hop choreography. Any dance style that was not traditional was considered 'modern' by many aunties and uncles. Since its conception, YFAMD has opened for various celebrity performers, made multiple media appearances, and created community events raising funds for the likes of the Philippine Cultural Center and its volunteers. Our very first President was Erbin Baradi followed by Luisa Benito. Erman Baradi who is our current President, has been YFAMD President for 5 years now. A renowned 757 competitive dance crew, YFAMD has gone on to win local competitions and represent Virginia from coast to coast to compete and network among the most established of dance crews. YFAMD is founded on the principles of Community, Culture, and Competition and always makes time to give back. YFAMD was the past winners of GMA’s Pinoy TV Dance Showdown’s Online Voting Competition then became the First Runner–Up in the dance competition. We provide a 'KUYA' and 'ATE' outlet for the youth. A big brother and big sister program.

Since working and becoming a member of The Council of the United Filipino Organizations we have started holding activities for the youth such as The Mr. Pogi Pageant, dance workshops and talent shows. We have brought Filipino artists such as Jr. Aquino, Kat Badar, Jeff Bernat, and Erika David.

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