By Averie Howell
Art by Emily Smith
While perhaps unconventional, several freshmen are looking to turn a fun childhood activity into a high school club. “Just Dance,” first released in 2009, is a motion-based dancing game, featuring many songs, each with its own choreography. “It’s a fun way to relieve stress and be able to have fun with your friends during a pandemic. Also, it’s great exercise,” said Sarah Moon, one of the club’s three freshmen founders.
For the time being, Mrs. Pitts is only allowing freshmen to participate in order to gauge interest. The club creators hope that the trial run is successful in order to open up the club to all grades in the fall. This would allow for more competitive and engaging tournaments.
The founders, Moon, Anna Smith and Lilly Belle Longsworth, plan to hold “Just Dance” competitions on Fridays during ALAPP. Students would sign up beforehand if they wish to participate and come to the dining hall to compete, where the dance will be projected on the screen. Students will have room to move freely while maintaining social distance.
Students will also use the “Just Dance” app on their phones to keep track of points as they dance. The competitions will have a bracket system in which people are eliminated based on the number of points acquired in each round, and a “Just Dancer” will be crowned.
Moon, Smith and Longsworth are excited about the possibility of not only starting a club but also bringing people together with this enjoyable activity. “I’m pretty excited for the ‘Just Dance’ club because I think it will be a nice and chill break from working at school. Plus, dancing is just really fun,” said Erica Ormseth (9).
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