Joshua Garcia (MNS photo)

MANILA, Aug 25 (Mabuhay) — Despite making a name on the big screen, actor Joshua Garcia has never forgotten his days as an aspiring dancer in Bauan, Batangas.

“I started dancing nu’ng high school ako,” said Garcia, who is also known for breaking the internet with his TikTok dance moves.

“Pero actually kinder pa lang ako gusto ko nang magsayaw sa graduation. Ang istorya nu’n di ako sinasali kasi makulit akong bata. So ang panakot di ako isasali. Ang ginawa ko umakyat ako ng bakod. S’yempre takot na takot ang maestra ko, ‘Hoy, bumaba ka diyan’,” he added.

Garcia eventually honed his terpsichorean skills in a wide array of dance forms, including folk and ballroom. In high school, he became a member of the elite Batangas cultural dance group, Sining Kumintang, which gave him an opportunity to represent the Philippines in an international dance festival in Italy.

“Pagpasok ko sa showbiz, nag hip-hop naman ako,” recalled Garcia who joined “Pinoy Big Brother: All In” in 2014. “Nadaanan ko na lahat at ngayon, TikTok naman.”

“Makakatulong talaga sa akin. I’m thankful, it’s another platform for me to show my hidden talents,” Garcia said, referring to Tiktok.

Garcia said he looks forward to posting his next dance moves. “ ’Pag nagustuhan ko ’yung moves ko, gagawin ko,” exclaimed the actor .

Right now he is enjoying the blessings of new highs in his career, including new endorsements, a new teleserye “Darna”, and the upcoming showing of his much-awaited movie “Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan” directed by Chito Roño for the Metro Manila Filmfest 2022.  (MNS)