Two Years of History: Kpop at 2nd Yale-NUS End of Year Dinner

  The Kpop Crew celebrated the end of our time at RC4 with a mashup of all its past performances, compressing its short 2-year history into a single night with one last burst of energy.   “I’ve always genuinely thought that anyone can dance if they enjoy it enough and put in the effort. And […]

Treasure: sYNCD at the NUS Open Day

  “Well ever since the open day event started, a group of us always wanted to do a fun, upbeat dance to showcase our love for dance and performance. Our very first open day we did an old school jazz choreography to Bruno Mars’ song, Treasure. This year we wanted to continue the tradition and […]

Kpop for the World: Kpop at the Yale-NUS Asia-Pacific Model United Nations

  In January 2015, the Kpop crew and Bhangra troupe performed at the closing dinner of the inaugural Yale-NUS College Asia-Pacific Model United Nations, one of the largest MUNs in Asia. “My very first kpop performance was to an audience of 1000. The thunderous cheers did wonders for my confidence as a new dancer. Even […]

Laughter’s Applause: KPop’s Funny Rendition at EYW

  The last performance of the semester! On 8 May 2015, as part of the school’s Experience Yale-NUS Weekend, the Kpop crew did a funny rendition of Gee by Girls’ Generation. “This was a tough performance in many ways. Not only did we have just one week to prepare the dance, there were also no […]

Hold Fast: Dancing for the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

  In early November 2013, typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines as one of the most devastating storms ever recorded. Four Filipinos within the Yale-NUS community–Jocelyn Lim (Elm ’17), Joan Danielle Ongchoco (Cendana ’17), Carmen Denia (Saga ’17), and Christian Go (Saga ’17)–came together with their other friends in the college to organize Hawak Kamay (or […]

Celebrating Diversity: Ukrainian Dancing Opens the Show

  On April 30, 2014, six students opened the night with a vibrant and energetic Ukrainian dance performance in celebration of Yale-NUS’s first End of Year! “My best dining hall moment was performing Ukrainian dance with a group of other students – all of whom had never done the style before – for the closing […]

Orange & Blue: Yale-NUS Bhangra

Arts Fest Features Kpop at Yale-NUS

  As a part of the Yale-NUS Arts Fest in March 2015, the Kpop Crew performed Mr Chu. “I joined the Kpop Crew mid-semester, to the IC telling me excitedly that we now had the perfect number of people to choreograph our item. With that, I was fully accepted alongside experienced dancers, who helped me with […]

Three Minutes: Yale-NUS Ballroom at New Haven

  In the spring semester of 2015, Joan (Cendana ’17) went to Yale for a semester abroad in which she competed, performed and went on tour with the Yale Ballroom Dance Team.   “Funny how bonds culminate and are solidified in the one to three minutes that you’re dancing with your partner. Sure, you spend hours […]

Dance through Differences: sYNCD Recruitment 2014

  At the Start Fresh society recruitment fair, early August, the Class of 2017 sYNCD members presented a number that blends Bhangra, Ballroom, Broadway, Ballet together in the three minutes of “Time of my Life.”   “This was our time to show the next class the potential of sYNCD, but it was also a nice […]

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