Ok, I admit it. I watched ‘‘Dance with me’’ too many times and the club scene when Chayanne and Vanessa Williams seduce each other to the sounds of Ave Maria Morena is still one of my favourite.
This film will inspire you to start dancing the very second and even contemplate how it would be to win a dance tournament. Practice makes it perfect, and even more importantly: the actual journey is more significant than a destination.
Quite a similar thing happens when we think of MUN. This experience of simulating how diplomacy works is a fantastic preparation for the job market where you aspire to work in policy making, business or education. You try it, probably get contagious by it, and continue enjoying it. It’s similar to what we who love dancing do. We continually research more about the best role models, we spend more days and nights practising, and we feel guilty conscious when we do not get round to spend an evening in our shoes, entirely physically present because we did some chores which had to keep us going.
In the world of MUN and international relations every word conveys a particular meaning and can strengthen or weaken the position of the one who utters it. In the world of dancing, hearing the needs of the other party through impulses, body language and emotions is an immeasurably vital life skill.
Another fact that MUN and Latin-American dances have in common is: this experience really teaches you what life is all about and how to keep up with those activities in progress. Human interaction is one of the most important kutpoints in the history of civilization. During debate and during dance this longing to be accepted and to understand others does not leave anyone unaffected and not inspired.
Cover Image: The Salsero's Guide