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Did The Standard Of Our College Modern Dance Team Really Drop?

Soon after DanceFest '08 ended, our modern dance team faced immense criticism, particularly from the college blogosphere. Some accused that their standard have dropped ever since their seniors left them. Others commented that it was just unlucky of them to be performing with the likes of Meridian Junior College (MJC) dance team. The rest claimed that the winner, Project Crunk, was way better than the college dance team.

nothing interesting. anyways, it was unanimously decided that TP's modern dance SUCKS! wa lao pls la. they all look like kids dancing lor. and they'd invited the MJ dance to come and perform. wa lao they come out only it's so obvious MJ dance is much much better and polished. plus, they had at least 3 guys.


Nevertheless, the majority of the critics agreed on one thing - their performance lacked energy. If you study the three different opinions above, you should be able to figure out that the critics believed that the current TPJC modern dancers failed to dance as energetic as their seniors, the guest performers and of course, the winners of the competition themselves.

what i saw was disappointing though. no offence but im sure most people'd agree that our school's dancers aren't good enough save for a couple. Madeline was awesome. popping and pumping and whatnot in every item. but really, the dance team had no energy whatsoever and had no synchrony. i was definitely expecting much more at the tertiary level but nah.

In my opinion, I truly believe that our college modern dance team had given their best in every performance. Regarding the accusations that the standard have dropped ever since their seniors stepped down, I think perhaps its because of the time constraint. Perhaps, they were given less time to build the chemistry and confidence among members. This could be due to the implementation of the new rules which shortened the number of CCA days.

my fren from poly who watced dancefest said that its as if TPJC dancers never eat! no energy!


A dancer can only be perform with energy if he is confident in his steps. A dance crew can only perform with energy if they are confident enough to perform their steps in near-perfect synchronization together. And to have that requires a lot of team building and chemistry.

As for the comparisons between the TPJC modern club with MJC and Project Crunk, I leave you to decided if the argument is justifiable.

























The latest victims of our 'comparing attitude'.

5 comments:

Nabilah said...
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Bearing in mind that this event is by MDC themselves, I think they would have definitely put in their utmost effort.

Sure there was no energy, but TPJC students in the audience could have cheered and bring the spirits up by motivating. Perhaps the fact that they did 3items and they had to remember so many steps, their energy had been really drained.

Crictising them/comparing them is okay but then.. their efforts should be recognized because being JC students, they do not have all the time in the world to dance and practice. We hope that they'll improve and give more energetic performances in future.

Thanks. Goodjob to all dancefestdancers.

azhar said...
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Good opinion, nabilah. = )

Anonymous said...
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From what I heard, the dancers were taxed and choreographed on short notice. The choreographer had NDP as well, which clashed with her MDC. Also, we need to bear in mind that they had other events to choreograph for, like Watercolours which was only a few days before Dancefest.

Admittedly, I didn't watch the dancers at Dancefest. I did, however, get the chance to watch one of their rehearsals, and I thought they were pretty good.

Anonymous said...
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"Crictising them/comparing them is okay but then.. their efforts should be recognized because being JC students, they do not have all the time in the world to dance and practice. We hope that they'll improve and give more energetic performances in future. "

you sid this. but have u ever considered that project crunk and MJC students are also JC students and also cant spend thier days dancing? so wads the difference? its the lack of effort by tpjc MDC

random TPJCian said...
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"you sid this. but have u ever considered that project crunk and MJC students are also JC students and also cant spend thier days dancing? so wads the difference?"

You have a point there.


Eh, sorry, but I really felt like the TPJC MDC didn't live up to expectations... lack of energy in some of them, and a hanfdul of dancers were not synchronised with the rest.

I automatically compared them to the MJC dancers, it's something you can't really help. I didn't think about comparing them to Project Crunk though.

It has nothing to do with effort, I think. I heard the MDC stayed in school up to MIDNIGHT on some days to practise. Not to be mean, but what I can conclude is that a handful of them can't really dance. Kudos to them for a good attempt though.

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