Posted on 21 November 2011.
By Sean Liu, International Bilingual School at Hsinchu
THIMUN delegates, like many high-schoolers, love to dance. Here are a few of our delegates with their favorite dance moves.
Albert Liao (International Bilingual School at Hsinchu), the delegate of Ireland of GA2, and Leo Simon (Lycee Francais de Singapour), the delegate of India of GA5, both enjoy “The Shuffle,” a popular running-in-place dance move.
Justina Huang (Shanghai American School), the delegate of Lebanon of the Security Council, prefers more individualistic and surprising dance moves, such as “The Fist Eater” and “The Bark.”
Sid Singh (German European School), the delegate of the Russian Federation of GA5, loves imitating rhythm and blues artist Jason Derulo by shuffling his feet. He calls it “The Jason Derulo Move.”
Kathy Chow (International Bilingual School at Hsinchu), the delegate of Malawi of GA6, expresses herself best through “The Wave,” where she waves her hands to imitate the sea, and “The Cool Step,” in which she elegantly moves her arms and legs back and forth.
In addition to delegates, MUN advisors delight in dancing too. Ms. Elizabeth Wyant, the advisor for the International Bilingual School at Hsinchu, reminisces about Michael Jackson as she performs his moonwalk.
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Posted on 19 November 2011.
By Sekheena Deslorieux, Mont’ Kiara International School
Seeing your fellow delegates, chairs, admin and presidents out of their formal wear is always a sight to see. The THIMUN Dinner Dance was the perfect setting for some good natured fun. Delegates, who came either by choice or because their schools made them, enjoyed the music, the dancing and the chance to socialize with old and new friends.
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Posted on 27 November 2010.
by Inhye Choi, Nagoya International School
On the second to last day of the conference, THIMUN featured the event that everybody was waiting for: the dance. Held at a garden restaurant, the party was filled with excited delegates who were ready to enjoy the night. Girls were dressed in flamboyant dresses and skirts, while the guys were dressed more casually. Unfortunately, not all of the THIMUN participants were able to attend; however, everybody seemed to be having an unforgettable time with their fellow delegates.
With the buses arriving around seven, the dinner started right away. After gulping down their meals, delegates began to step onto the stage, one by one. Soon, the dance floor was crammed with shrieking and gyrating delegates.
Many of the participants seemed to make a lot of friends at the dance. One Korean student said that he had met many Korean friends; since he lives in Sudan, it had been very difficult for him to encounter his fellow nationals. Many other delegates also claimed that they had talked with various people, including those who belong to different commissions.
During the dance, many people showed off their proficiency in dancing. Many male delegates were break-dancing in the middle of the floor, while the ladies were also displaying their talents on the stage. Every time the DJ switched the song, everybody cheered and started singing and dancing along in a collective voice and movement, reflecting the unified atmosphere of the conference itself.
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Posted on 26 November 2010.
By Megan Song, Korea International School / Art by Sujin Jun / Layout by Wei-Wei Lin
Exuberance made a comeback this year at THIMUN’s dance party on Friday, November 26th. Although invitations to the party were sent out to all THIMUN participants at the same time, many delegates had different thoughts about the invitations. Delegates and press members who have attended the previous dances reflected on the important aspects of the party.
The venue. “They hold it in the same place each year – in Orchardville green. But I find that inconvenient,” Phyu Phyu Myat Kyaw from the Advisory Panel adds, “I attended the dance 2 years ago. I just remember it was crowded and hot.” Jeffrey Yau, from General Assembly 5 had similar sentiments but expressed them differently saying, “the venue was alright, although it was crowded.”
Venues were not the only disputable issue among participants. Some prepared fancy dresses and tuxedos, such as Anastasia Sherchuck from General Assembly 5 “I prepared a dress. It’s black and it has white in the middle. Others have commented that the dance is more of an informal event, so a black vest and a shirt would be good enough.
It is this mixture of contrasting opinions, views, and interpretations that define THIMUN. Even regarding the most enjoyable event, MUN-ers refuse to think identically. Even the dance party itself evoked opposing sides: “Everybody is required to go,” remarked Phyu Phyu Myat Kyaw from Advisory Panel. On the other side, Crystal Lee from Security Council said, “Our school decided not to go.” Her school, Shanghai American School voted against attending the dance. With only one vote for going, a united decision was ‘to stay’ and enjoy another night of shopping and good food.
Amidst normal preparations for Friday’s dance, MUN-ers did not fail to abandon their analytical mindset. The need of unification, such as acting as a school, also played a big role in preparing for the party. In whichever way each participant prepared for the dance, the dance was a necessary break after all the hard work.
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