This dance is one of the most hopping events of the year with typically 250-300 students crammed into the Cafeteria or Rec Centre. We rent a massive sound system, set up spectacular lights, and always have a few tricks up our sleeve to make it a memorable Redeemer tradition. Students enjoy the Decade Dance so much that they come back each year. This year we plan to have the Decade Dance in the newly renovated Rec Centre and it’s going to be epic.
It’s hard to describe a Redeemer dance in words when there is a very unique vibe to them but I’ll try. The best way I describe it is to picture the most fun you’ve had at a wedding dance, and that’s a Redeemer dance minus the bride and groom. The whole student body has fun together. Emphasis is on community, not on individuals or couples (unless there is a dance competition) The music is high energy and eclectic. The student and professional DJ’s have done some hard work on finding music that attendees will know and love and fits in the Redeemer context. It's a place where you'll be more appreciated for you honest attempts at dancing than your polished dance routines. In short, it's a celebration.
While a costume isn’t required, students will put extra effort into finding the costume that stands above the rest. LAUNCH 2013 even includes an organized trip to Talize (second-hand clothing and costume store) where new students can find that special costume. This Talize trip is really popular too because the store gives great deals to Redeemer students that day and students often find some crazy good bargains. Check out some of the costumes from past years…
Micah van Dijk