The Fil-Am Youth Cultural Dance Group was invited to perform during the closing ceremonies on August 19, 2012 at the Star Theatre in Oceanside, California. The group performed beautifully to the delight of the audience the Philippine folk dances from the southern part of the Philippines. They performed “Kapiil sa Munsala” and the Muslim-inspired wedding dance called “Singkil”. The dancers for the first dance were Maria Concepcion, Melanie Pagayonan, Sage McCray and Tess Concepcion. “Singkil” dancers were Mina Giles, Anthony Pagayonan, Gloria Giles, Maria Concepcion, Conrad Giles, Jr., Marshal Giles and Richmond Pagayonan. The group was inspired and chaperoned by their choreographer Toni Lime and co-chair of Youth Development Program (YPD) Malou Hamto.