Snapshot of SCCA Well-Being Chapter’s second event for 2019 – Live, Laugh Dance!
By Geeta Thakerar
On a warm, humid and sunny evening on 23rd May 2019, a small group of in-house counsels, lawyers from private practice and various institutions gathered with excitement and enthusiasm at THE STUDIO, on Middle Road, in the vicinity of vibrant Bugis.
This SCCA Well-Being Chapter event Live, Laugh and Dance sought to bring together in-house counsel and members of the legal community to promote health and overall well-being through dance - in particular salsa.
Why salsa? We selected it since it is a great form of exercise. It provides the heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise while also allowing engagement and social activity. Furthermore, it is fun and provides a conducive environment for teamwork and bonding. The word salsa means "mixture". Like its namesake, salsa brings together people of different and diverse backgrounds for mutual enjoyment and pleasure.
The session catered for both complete beginners as well as more experienced dancers. ShiYuan, Monisha and I, as the SCCA’s Well-Being Chapter Conveners, wanted to bring to the legal community a unique chance to build confidence and teamwork in a fun environment to further enhance well-being for the lawyers.
We all had a great evening ...living, laughing and dancing and addressed stress and anxiety management through our dance moves. We all totally switched off - being so focused on the steps, music and rhythm. A terrific sense of being up lifted at the end of the session was felt by many.Suzana Sainol was our principal dance instructor from Salsa Cubana, Singapore.
Suzana was such an inspiring teacher. A big thank you to ChangAroth Chambers LLC and ChangAroth InterNational Consultancy for the firm’s kind sponsorship of the event!
Meanwhile, please do stay tuned for the next SCCA Well-Being Chapter event. We hope to bring this to you in Q4 this year to potentially coincide with World Mental Health Day.