It was the 10th anniversary of the Home of the Kings and the school had to give an experience that the students will remember as the school goes double-digits. One event that was held was Zumba. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program that involves featuring movements by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.
Grade 11 – Egypt of the senior high school department exhibited their movements on the King’s court during the foundation week of SSIS Malarayat as a requirement for their Physical Education (P.E) class. 2 groups were made for the warming up and cool down phases. As an enhancement to the program, the students made their very own shirts to give the students the motivation to give their best in shaking their arms and hips.
“Trust the Process”. The class decided to put this quote on the shirt to send an important message to the students and teachers. We should always believe in what we are capable of doing if we put our trust in time and effort. Yes, we may be bad or low skilled in something at the moment, but we shouldn’t just worry and give up. Our greediness to improve should always be acknowledged to accept to our current position and be willing to improve. For the Zumba, the class is indicating that they have no care for anyone that is either good or bad in dancing. If you’re willing to give a chance in dancing and having fun at the same, you’ll enjoy the program without giving a care about how you’ll look like to everyone.
The program took place on February 7, 2017. The students were gathered in the morning. The class figured that in order for the kids to be pumped for learning and exhibiting their skills on various tasks, they need to let loose and feel energized. Surely, as the students started to enter the gym, the students of 11-Egypt started to feel both nervous and excited. However, they were determined to bring their best versions of themselves to the program for a fitting experience on the King’s Home 10th Anniversary.
The first group exhibited the warm up phase. The group was composed of 5 students and led by Mikkel Tapay. Two songs were used to pump up the students and bring out the inner dancer inside themselves. One song was ‘Fire Burning” by Sean Kingston and the other was “Club Can’t Handle Me” by Flo Rida featuring David Guetta. The upbeat songs successfully brought the students to their attention and started moving along the rhythm.
Before the second group started their dance, Ms. Rizchel Cordero, Chloe Peres, and Shanes Mendoza shared their own version of Zumba. This would prolong the program and give the second group more time to prepare. I may say that the dance moves they exhibited really challenged and my body. Thanks to them, they gave an energy boost to us and felt loose with our bodies.
The second group exhibited the cool down phase. The group was composed of 7 students led by Katya Mazloum. Two songs were used to calm down the students and relax their muscles after exerting their energy to the upbeat songs of the first group. The first song played was “Trumpets” by Sak Noel featuring Sean Paul and the second was “All of Me” by John Legend. The songs were fit for cooling down the students and helping them relax their muscles after shaking their hips back and forth to the music.
Overall, the program was a huge success. The students left the gym with energized minds and loose bodies ready to take on the day’s challenges and tasks. The students of Grade 11-Egypt celebrated as they were able to conduct the program despite the nervousness that built up in them. I guess “Trust the Process” was not only for the students and teachers but also for the class who made the quote.