Break Down Stress by Breaking It Down on the Dance Floor: The EvCC Dance Club
Miles Jones (far left) poses with the EvCC Dance Club members at a club meeting. Photo taken by Dangelo Jiminez
January 25, 2016
Balancing work and life can get stressful at times, but it’s important to remember to still have fun and not let too much stress build up. Luckily at EvCC, there are many different clubs and events where students can meet new people and have a good time, one of which being the Dance Club. At the EvCC Dance Club students can meet new people that share a passion for dance while exploring other cultures and improving their own dance skills.
Ka Hei Chan, the president of the Dance Club, said that the Dance Club ‘helps them make friends and they can learn how to dance. It’s a lot of fun for students.” Besides club meetings, students also get to partake in choreography and performances at EvCC. In the past the Dance Club has done performances at the club festival, Halloween party, and various other club events. However, they understand that not everyone is comfortable performing in front of large crowds so these performances are optional.
Besides hip-hop dance and choreography, members also practice break dancing and get to explore other cultures through foreign styles of dance. Dance Club member of three years and club treasurer, T.J. Cha, explained his personal views on the Dance Club, “my favorite aspect of the Dance Club is meeting new people and making lifelong friends, dancing and expressing myself through music.” T.J. Cha believes the club is a good way to meet people of various skill levels, “I break dance from here to there and I’m not that good so it’s just a good place to go and meet other amateurs like me.”
Currently, the Dance Club is low on members and eager to accept students interested in learning more about dance and making new friends. As T.J .explained, “Right now we don’t have many members since it’s the beginning of the quarter, however we’re trying to get more people to come to the dance club so we can all have fun together.” You don’t have to have any prior experience or even consider yourself good at dancing to join.
Dance Club meetings are held every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Fitness Center, Room 231.