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Haka Workshop

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On the 17th of June, we welcomed the Waka Gezelschap to the USC. They were big, strong men in sports attire - basically every straight girl's dream. The turn up was smaller than we had expected, but the upside of a workshop with a small group is the personal factor. We were taught a fairly basic haka (which are, simply said, stories told through dance) about a man that after a raid is left alone, flees from enemy warriors and hides in a well. Because 'a hairy person' stands over it and blocks the sun, the pursuers pass the well without noticing its occupant and the lone warrior climbs out again, returning home once more.  Aside from the haka itself, we were also taught the basics of Maori culture and…
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Studentteammatch June 2017

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You may or may not have noticed but Team Leidance went to the Studentteammatch last weekend! During the NK (nationals) of the WDC there was a special competition for studentdanceassosiations, and of course SDA Leidance was present. With a team of five couples we went travelled to Assen and represented Leidance during this match. During the competition we were team 'Yellow' and we competed against team Red, Blue, Green and Pink. Everyone danced their hearts out but unfortunately Team Pink won the teammatch. But as teamcaptain I am pleased to say we became 4th! This means there is lot of room for improvement and I didn't have to take the oh so awesome but oh so hard to transport troffee with me to Leiden! But of course Nalim couldn't help…
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ETDS June 2017

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During the weekend of 3 and 4 of June Team Leidance went to the ETDS in Aachen. The ETDS is the abbreviation for `European Tournament for Dancing Students´. This tournament is organized twice a year and student dancing organizations from all over Europe will participate. And this time we went to Aachen, Germany.  A short summary would be: dancing, some more dancing, meeating lots of new friends, no sleep and of course dancing. It was a weekend to remember for sure! David & Ilke rocked the Provi's in ballroom (next to getting into  the Champions with latin), Mirjam met the most awesome bearded guy there is, Ilona was amazing in the Open Class (highest class at the ETDS!), and Reinier & Laura even became 13th in the Champions during the latin competition! Next ETDS…
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