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Updated on Wednesday, September 9

#21261

OMG: It's baffling how some of the faculties still do the lame dances for orientation week. Does UWaterloo really think that's enjoyable for first years?

13 comments

  1. All the faculties do it. And most people seem to enjoy it, soooo...

    But it's not like it's mandatory for anything. If someone doesn't want to dance, they don't dance.

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    1. I don't believe engineering does it. SSD is great and is an amazing tradition, everything else just seems copied

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    2. "Engineering doesn't dance" so they say. But the others do. Even Feds, and science has like 5.

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  2. Yea it's difficult now because we live in a generation where everyone has to act too cool to have fun.

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  3. Hey! We can dance if we want to! We can leave your friends behind.
    Cause your friends dont dance and if they dont dance well they're no friends of mine
    S...A..F...E...

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  4. Fuck off OP and go to a different school. Most people want to enjoy their time and dancing a great way to have fun.

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  5. Lighten up OP, I can't dance for shit and I enjoyed that

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  6. I agree. Why is it suddenly lame to dance? It's fun and shows the o-week leaders actually care about you to put themselves out like that.

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  7. I didn't love it as a first year, I was afraid I'd be embarrassed for sucking at it. Now I have a new appreciation for the dances as a leader. It can be hard to connect to a group of 50 first years, a shared dancr builds a sense of community and immediately gets them involved in something physical and silly we can laugh about. Amazing way to involve first years, an amazing sight when a whole faculty gets together and dances. Yo instant bonding when your song comes on, first years will come up and dance with you, or just laugh with/at you, which is wonderful. Oweek is all optional man, you could say the cheering, colour teams or anything is unnecessary. So don't do it.

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  8. Honey, I'm good. Dancing is Something Big to the faculty traditions. Its only even 4 minutes. Just let them Rock this party and Shut up and dance.

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    1. Haha yess! Great reference

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  9. Orientation's a time to be silly, and a reminder to first-years that they shouldn't take themselves too seriously if they want to have a good time here. The dances help with that. Everyone doing the same silly thing together is a good way to break down (some) social barriers.

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  10. I enjoyed doing the SSD in my first year. I'm a very shy person but it helped build a sense of community and made me feel less nervous/scared about starting school. No one forces people to do the dances...

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