“I just can’t believe that this is my life. In my fantasy we’re running wild…” — “Wild” by Jessie J
This song keeps playing again and again in my head, although MOVE TG Dance Showcase ended Friday. MOVE is Kellogg’s dance club, which consists of students and joint ventures (JVs) who enjoy dancing. There are several free introductory dance workshops offered by Kellogg students including Salsa, Swing, Belly-Dancing, Cha-Cha, African, Bhangra and Zumba. However, the biggest event that everyone looks forward to is Annual MOVE TG Dance Showcase, which is held on the last Friday of Fall Quarter each year.
In order to participate in this performance, you need to…volunteer. Period. Yes, you don’t need to have dancing background at all. There’s no audition or interview. Just your interest and commitment to rehearse for no more than 5 hours are enough. Personally, I normally enjoy performing, although I don’t often go clubbing. I have never taken a dancing class before, so Hip-Hop dance is a totally new experience for me.
After practicing from scratch since the beginning of November, MOVE TG was a success, thanks to choreographers and performers! Salsa, Swing, Bhangra, Samba, Belly Dancing and Hip-Hop dance crews did a great job not only impressing audience but also enjoying themselves.
What I get from this event is not only Hip-Hop choreography but also friends. I now have five new friends with similar interests. Above all, it’s one of the great opportunities to step out of your comfort zone. As a 1Y, I won’t have another year to perform. However, I am really glad that I did it. This experience is totally worth the time and energy.
Thanks so much MOVE execs, all choreographers and performers. Hopefully there will be more and more participants in the upcoming events, and MOVE TG will be one of the most famous Kellogg traditions. Dance Bravely!
Thiraya Thiranakanat ’14 is from Bangkok, Thailand. Before Kellogg, she worked for an energy company in Thailand. She’s interested in traveling, eating, cooking and dancing.