Many people are surprised that I actually joined rag dance. Probably because my personality doesn’t seem to be the dancing type, I don’t seem like the dancing-on-stage kind of person, but always the person behind-the-scenes, like a photographer or similar.
But ever since VJC mass dance, I always liked dancing with a huge group of people. It is a fun activity, a good form of exercise and it has somewhat synonymous qualities with cheering: it bonds people together, it shows unity and teamwork, it creates camaraderie. And there’s also a saying that if one person does it, it looks stupid, when a group of people do it together, it looks beautiful.
And also, it is about trying new things. I joined ballroom dance, hip hop dance, and zumba dance classes when I was in UCSC. So why can’t I do the same in NUS? It’s probably one of my last few chances to have fun and do something different, something which I do not want to regret not doing when I grow older, something to be involved in, as part of SoC, as part of NUS. It’s a good way to get to know and bond with other SoC people. As much as I do not support the idea of float-building in rag, dancing is a different story in my opinion.
David danced before the LORD with all his might (2 Samuel 6:14).
As the Switchfoot song goes: This is your life, are you who you want to be?