Voices Of Youth

​Keep the trend of dancing going

There is a growing trend of young dancers emerging in Singapore.

I am delighted and thankful that more marketing and support is being given to dance events here.

It is important to nurture the strong passion students and young adults have for dance, and allow the dance culture to be passed down.

Dance classes also help our young to relieve stress, have fun and grow physically and mentally.

There is the risk that youngsters may be distracted and focus on dancing instead of studying. Their dance classes may end late at night, causing them to be tired in school the next day.

However, I believe the positive impact of dance outweighs the negative.

Dance brings joy to life and brings people together. Youngsters who love to dance should be encouraged to keep this trend going.

Poh Wan Xuan, 18

Polytechnic student

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2017, with the headline '​Keep the trend of dancing going'. Print Edition | Subscribe