Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Francesca Gomes
Francesca Gomes

Hello, friends!

I recently saw the following link pop up in my newsfeed, and after watching the video in the article, I fell in love. Here is the YouTube video, so you have no excuse to not take a look for yourself.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/22/little-girl-tap-dance-broadwaybaby_n_4143124.html

Having past dance experience myself, including helping teach three and four-year-olds how to dance ballet and tap, this was something I could relate to. The song the girls are dancing to, Broadway Baby, also happens to be a number I performed at a young age. Coincidence? I think not.

After watching the video again, I realized that this is something that chapters can definitely relate to as well. In the video, you see the rest of the little girl’s classmates doing the dance they were taught, what could be considered traditional. Don’t get me wrong, traditions are wonderful and I am sure that is what the dance teacher was expecting of her student. However, the girl in the video has added her own spice to the dance she was taught, which proved to be more entertaining and I am sure more fulfilling for her.

Me as a Broadway baby... I wasn't kidding!
Me as a Broadway baby, my first musical theater performance… I wasn’t kidding!

When it comes to chapters, many times we become so used to doing what is traditional, and forget that we have the ability to step outside the box and try something different to enhance our experiences. Of course, traditions are wonderful. They are something special passed down from generation to generation. However, in our chapter experiences, it is important to remember that forever is many times a matter of four years and that times are continually changing. Why not move forward with it and try fresh ideas? From recruitment to social events to big/little sister reveal, trying new things could add to your Sigma Kappa experience. To all of the officers out there, it isn’t too late! Don’t hesitate to step out of the shadows of the past and try spicing things up a bit!

*Side note: This message does not include ritual. Ritual is timeless. 🙂

Until next time…

xoxo,

Francesca

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