Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Check out this awesome project of BTS - SAVE ME put together by our member Sheena Syal along with other miXx and Unofficial Project members! We want to congratulate Sheena for her graduation and wish her all the best for her future pursuits!
Sheena (CAS ’17) has not only been an active member in miXx ever since the club’s founding in 2013, she is also an active choreography leader for many projects. Read more below as Sheena shares some of her memories with miXx! We will miss you Sheena!
Can you share some of your most cherished memories in miXx?
“There’s so many, I don’t really know what to choose. This isn’t really dancing, but I love that no matter what, miXx is a family. Even if you don’t interact with every member equally, everyone can still call one another friends, regardless of whether you see someone once a year or every day for practice. miXx has a tradition of giving jars of notes to seniors, and that definitely is something I will cherish for a long time to come. To be able to read people’s cherished memories with you, and what they remember about you, even though you might not be close, is definitely a valuable thing, and I think that wouldn’t be possible without the family environment miXx has. Regardless of how intense the competition may be to get into a song, or how many fights break out over projects, at the end of the day we are still a close family.”
“In terms of dancing with miXx, I think my most cherished memory is leading BTS’s danger. That project was a stress and a half due to circumstances that called for re-casting 2 members, and also keeping it on the down-low for showcase because of the surprise we planned with Dondre. I could’ve cried over how stressed I was about the recording, but then two members joined in as a favor, one of which who was super super new, and I’ve never been more impressed with work ethic in my life. We had no film delays because of those two who came beyond prepared, and my cast also prepared for showcase diligently. We even had a practice run where I didn’t play music, didn’t count out loud, but we were able to just dance the song and keep time because that’s just how in sync we were with each other. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but it makes me super feely to see how kind people in this club can be, and how capable we actually are.”
What is something that you think you’ll definitely miss in miXx?
“miXx has a lot of resources and freedom at hand. People are always willing to join projects, and we have a lot of freedom to lead our own projects to be put under miXx. I think that’s what I’ll miss most! I may be able to put together projects on my own in the future, but rarely do I think I will have the opportunity to teach a song to 50 people, hold auditions, and see what people can bring to the table.”
Do you have any advice for miXx moving towards 2017 / the future?
“Don’t stop trying just because you fail a few times. This club is only going to keep growing and becoming competitive, as the K-Pop cover dance scene grows and becomes more competitive. If you want to lead a project, do it. If you fail, try again. Experience can literally only make you better, so the more experiences you put yourself through, the better. If you hate girly songs, go audition for one anyways. If you don’t think you have thugness in you, try out for a thug song anyways. Never stop trying, and don’t limit yourself! People often ask me how to improve their dancing or their pick-up. For me, I’ve improved a lot by taking classes beyond miXx and K-Pop, in a lot of styles. If you want to improve, go take whatever classes you can. Train your body to work on different parts at a time. House dance for footwork, popping for body control, ballet for flexibility, etc. Sometimes it won’t be fun and it might really suck because it’s hard, but that’s how you improve. It may take 1 month, or 1 year, but your hard work will show through.”
Check out some of Sheena's favorite miXx projects below: