Sophomores brave the Hundred Acre Woods during Quad Day

October 18, 2015 — by Eric Sze

The Class of 2018 took on their second Quad day with the theme, “Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Woods.” With seven total dances, including an all-boys, two all-girls, co-ed, Bollywood, stunt and a finale, the sophomores pulled everything together into a cohesive Quad Day.

The Class of 2018 took on their second Quad day with the theme, “Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Woods.” With seven total dances, including an all-boys, two all-girls, co-ed, Bollywood, stunt and a finale, the sophomores pulled everything together into a cohesive Quad Day.

“The dances were good, and [the performance] filled the whole lunch,” sophomore class president Roland Shen said. “We didn’t get in huge trouble for any big problems with administration.”

According to sophomore Nathon Chin, who choreographed the all-boys dance, they had initial disagreements over choreography, but got to work immediately after they were settled.

We wanted to make our dance funny and I think we did a good job of that by using amusing songs and dances with them,” Chin said. “We did a good job of entertaining the audience by being unique and our costumes were good.”

Sophomore Neil Rao led the stunt dance, and said that “the dance went extremely well because [they] had a variety of potentially dangerous tricks and flips that could easily have gone wrong.”

The skit starred William Turpin as Winnie the Pooh, Conner Reyes as Christopher Robin, Ashok Mohan as Roo, Ayush Aggrawal as Woozle, Ketki Palande as Heffalump, Prashant Malayala as Tigger, Raquel Boales as Piglet, Katie Sabel as Owl, and Navin Tiwary as Rabbit.

The plot of the skit was loosely based on the Winnie the Pooh episode, “The Great Honey Pot Robbery,” where all the honey has disappeared and the characters must find a way to save the honey and protect it from the thieves.

Our script had some bright spots, but also some clear shortfalls,” sophomore class secretary Kyle Wang said. “I think it could have been a lot more clean and concise, but it was a pretty big improvement from last year.”

Next year, the sophomores hope to get more people involved and better their transitions between skits and dances to make more logical sense. They also hope to eliminate any resemblance in their dances to other classes, which was one of the complaints they received this year.

Since we had little time to prepare, a lot of our moves tended to resemble the juniors', which we hope to change for the future,” Rao said. “We are looking to start practices and tryouts early next year because a lot of people are interested in joining.”

Having improved so much this year, the Class of 2018 thinks they can do even better next year.

“[For next year], we're going to try and refine our script a lot more and keep building on our dances,” Wang said.

 
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