Viral: HS students perform ‘recessional dance’ instead of song on their graduation

Image from Mr. Eduardo Dizon's Facebook page
  • High school students in San Pablo City performed a mob dance instead of recessional song on their graduation day
  • Video was reportedly uploaded by a teacher

Recessional song has been a tradition during graduation rites. But, students of San Jose National High School in San Pablo, Laguna went away with the tradition by performing a mob dance instead of singing a long or emotional community song on their graduation day last April 6.

A video of students (as shared by the Facebook page of the Philippine Star) doing a flash mob in a remix of “We’re All in This Together” from American movie High School Musical, and other popular songs, caught online attention.

It now has more than 1.6 million shares and 113,000 views as of posting time.The video was also uploaded on Youtube by a certain Hazel Angeles.

As shown on the video, a male student went onstage holding and reading a paper then threw it away upon the start of a hiphop music as he led his co-graduates with their recessional dance number. Group of students then went infront serving as the lead dancers for the rest of the graduating team.

Loud cheers and claps from the audience can be heard at the background which expressed support and admiration to the performing students. The video lasted for 5 minutes and 38 seconds.

Meanwhile, a report was likewise published by Rappler which noted that a teacher uploaded the video. She has yet to ask permission from her school principal before she can entertain our interview request, the report stated.

Kudos to these students brought their once-in-a-lifetime high school graduation to the next level. Just what a quote says: “Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.”


Posted by June Kathleen Bolivar-Mandayo on Friday, April 6, 2018

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