CCA Previews

CCA Previews ’22: Raffles Street Dance

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By Vienna Fiorella Anong (22S06Q), Chairperson and Shermaine Lim Sher Min (22S03N), Vice Chairperson

In the Performing Art Centre reception area, where carpeted floors meet the thundering stomps of dancers, 14 dancers stand ready for their next routine. Beneath the oversized shirts and cargo pants, each dancer masks their fear, their nerves, their worries. As the anticipation swells, the music crescendoes with the echoing bass of the speaker, which sputters out a steady melodic rhythm. With the music filling the air, the dancers get ready to begin.  

Welcome to Raffles Street Dance! 

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CCA Previews ’22: Water Polo

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By Emma Tang (22S06H), Girls’ Captain, Grace Toh (22S06B), Girls’ Vice-Captain, Su Huaiyu (22S06C) and Kwan Kaiee (22A01B)

Think about being able to jump into a refreshing pool of water after a long, tiring day of school. Think about having a lot of laughs as you throw a ball around in the pool with your friends who you’ll soon call family. Think about having an unforgettable CCA experience in JC. If any of that sounds appealing to you, we’re sure you’ll enjoy being a part of the Raffles Water Polo family!

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CCA Previews ’22: Raffles Volleyball

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By Raffles Volleyball Exco’22

Ever watched the Volleyball Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Ever ogled over the Japanese Volleyball players, Ran Takahashi and Yuji Nishida, for their good looks and amazing skills? How about the famous volleyball anime, Haikyuu? If you loved watching volleyball as much as we did, but have not had the chance to learn more about volleyball, fret not! Let us explain what this spectacular sport is all about! 

So, what is volleyball?

The core of volleyball is simple: don’t let the ball touch the floor. To truly play the game, one needs to work hard on the many unique skills that volleyball requires—digs, sets, spikes, serves, and even dives. Mastering these foundations are crucial and may take some time to build, hence they require utmost level of dedication and patience. Any small mistakes in stance or movement could send the ball flying in the wrong direction. 

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CCA Previews ‘22: Ultimate Frisbee

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By Raffles Ultimate EXCO’22

RU looking for a CCA experience you won’t forget? RU looking for a chance to push yourself past your limits? RU looking for a team you can call family? 

Then RU is the place foR U!

A game of Ultimate Frisbee is played with 7 players in a team, with each team’s goal being to catch a disc in the end-zone at the opposite end of the field. Ultimate is a unique sport in the essence that it is self-refereed and relies on the Spirit of the Game, which is built upon the values of integrity, honour and respect. Every player is responsible for upholding the rules of the game. As our coach aptly puts it, “better person, better player”.

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CCA Previews ’22: Track and Field

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By Timothy Ngo (22S06O), Boys’ Captain, Jovyn Lim (22S06U), Girls’ Captain, Zachary Tan (22S06Q), Boys’ Vice-Captain and Kaley Lim (22S03L), Girls’ Vice-Captain

Beyond the irreversible singlet and high-sock tan lines, track and field is home to contagious laughter and fond memories. As a team, we train, bleed, cry and compete together. Some of us may describe the CCA as more of a social club—we aren’t lying—but that’s precisely what makes us a family beyond our individual events.

People typically associate Track with gruelling training sessions and loud JBL music. While these are undeniably the norm, the most unique aspect of our team will always be our teammates, and how we go through all the highs and lows together. Everyone has a special place in this 30-odd-member large family, be it as a sprinter, jumper, thrower or pole vaulter.

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