Last show of the term, of the year, it’s almost finals and I legit left the station just like the picture above, no joke. What an amazing term it’s been, let me start this blog by thanking all you beautiful people that have been tuning every single week to the show- it’s been an absolute blast bringing you the best throwbacks, talking about some great events happening around campus, and sharing whacky articles every single week. I carried on playing some amazing throwbacks such as Ice Ice Baby, Genie in a Bottle, Stacy’s Mom, Boom Boom Pow, London Bridge, and many others! That said, this week’s show was a little different in the sense that we started with an interview before the throwbacks, just to mix things up. I had Rachel Hunter in the studio, one of the dance instructors here at Laurier. We had a great chat and she talked a little bit about herself, how she got into dance, the dance program here at Laurier, and the big showcase this Sunday. Here are some excerpts of our conversation:
- Tell us a little bit about you!
“I’m in my 4th year in the econ program and I’m the co-ordinator for the dance program here at Laurier”
- How did you get involved with dancing, and the club here at Laurier?
“I started dancing when I was 2 and joined when I came to Laurier, and since then I’ve been instructing primarily tap, jazz and hip-hop. Being a co-ordinator, I’m now more involved in the management side of things, such as putting together schedules, etc. I take everything but teach tap. Running training, coordinating all the showcase, more of the organizational side of things.
- What does the program offer and who can be a part of it?
“So we have beginner jazz, beginner hip-hop, then we also have open classes such as burlesque and chair dancing so anyone can join those. We have lots of guys in our hip-hop and AfroBeats class.
- What’s happening on December 3rd and how can we support it?
“This Sunday, December 3rd is the best day of the entire semester: our dance showcase, with one show at 12:30pm and one show at 4pm and they’re about an hour and a half each. There’s about 22 different routines. Tickets are $2 for students and $5 for non-students and there’s nice seating that’s $10. You can buy the tickets online at the AC website, at the Hawk Desk, U-Desk, and there’ll be a limited quantity at the door as well.”
- Do participants get to choose their own songs? The songs they want to dance to?
“Sometimes they do, sometimes the songs are picked for them by the co-ordinator, but the participants always love the songs that they’re given, it’s always fun”
- What do you guys have planned for the winter term?
“Our registration for next term is opening this weekend, the first week back to classes will be our free week to test out the different classes. There’s everything from Hip-hop, jazz, AfroBeats, chair dancing, Burlesque, tap. We have introduction to burlesque class next semester that’s pretty new.
- Final thoughts?
“Get involved, it’s a great way to meet people, I’ve met some of my best friends through the dance program. Buy a showcase ticket because it will sell out, we’d love to see you!”
After the interview, it was time to talk about a fun article that I read- thought I’d dive a little deeper into last week’s AMAs and how Bruno Mars KILLED. IT. Winning 7/8 nominations, there was only one category he didn’t win, that’s where our Canadian Boy Shawn Mendes won- the category of Best Male Artist: Adult/Contemporary. I did play a couple of Mars‘ songs as well, like The Lazy Song. If you were tuned in, you probably heard me rage about how the song itself was not even close to lazy- it was all done in one take and the different dance moves and the whole song being memorized were just the starting points of how awesome it was. He clearly puts in a lot of work into not just his vocals, but the music videos as well: not surprised at all that so many of them have over a BILLION views on YouTube. Remember that time when Gangnam Style hit 1 billion and we all lost our collective minds? Yeah well like 50 other videos have done that now #FeelOldMoment.
After that, I slowly moved into current music with hits such as Black Widow, Fancy, What Do You Mean, and Pillowtalk. It really was an upbeat end to a great term. Till next time, which will incidentally be in January, OF 2018 *let that sink in for a sec* the message is as follows: ALWAYS be thankful for what you have- don’t feel bad about what you don’t have and be thankful for, and content with what you do have. That said, thank you once again for a great term I hope to see you guys back next term, tuning in just the way you have been over the last 3 months. Once final word, I’ll be taking over the Radio Laurier snapchat on next Wednesday the 6th! So y’all get to creep me on the last day of classes, what a way to end the term eh?
I’ll see you guys next year, remember to go out and support our Golden Hawks at the Dance Showcase this Sunday taking place the AC! You might even see me there as well! Good luck to you all for final exams, hope you kill it!
DJ Thr0wB@ck out for the year.
- Ice Ice Baby- Vanilla Ice
- I want it that way- Backstreet Boys
- Billie Jean- Michael Jackson
- Worldwide- Big Time Rush
- Genie in a bottle- Christina Aguilera
- Stacy’s Mom- Fountains of Wayne
- London Bridge- Fergie
- I Wanna Love You- Akon ft. Snoop Dogg
- Boom Boom Pow- The Black Eyed Peas
- Look at me now- Chris Brown, Lil’ Wayne, Busta Rhymes
- Umbrella Remix- Rihanna, Jay-Z, Chris Brown
- Just the way you are- Bruno Mars
- The Lazy Song- Bruno mars
- Break free- Ariana Grande ft. Zedd
- Problem-Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
- Fancy- Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
- Black Widow- Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora
- What do you mean- Justin Bieber
- Love Yourself- Justin Bieber
- Pillowtalk- ZAYN
- Galway Girl- Ed Sheeran