Here at Biola there are countless ways to have a good time. You can grab a coffee at Common Grounds (one of our most popular hangout spots), take the Biola Shuttle to go see a movie, take a nap right outside the library on the fine grass of Metzger lawn, etc. etc. etc.

One of the most well-known and exciting seasons of the year is among the Biola community –– the season of Mock Rock.

You might be asking yourself, "What is this ‘mock rock,’ Blakey?"

I’m glad you asked.

Mock Rock is a campus-wide lip sync and dance competition that takes place every spring, and the winner gets to perform in the opening fall convocation welcoming the new freshman class. It takes place right here at Biola, and I have the pleasure of being on one of the teams.

There are typically around six teams, and 50 or so students make up each team. A group of leaders choreograph an intense dance with a crazy storyline, organize and pick their team, and get to work, teaching their group the dance. The best part about it is that most of the teams are not experienced dancers!

As a freshman, I can’t really speak to the hype and excitement that so many Biolans seem to feel about it, but I can tell you that from what I hear, it's truly one of the biggest and most exciting events happening at Biola.

Each team practices several times a week for hours at a time, learning and practicing each step to the dance, and it is a lot of work.

One of the most thrilling aspects of Mock Rock is that the performance takes place in front of the whole student body. All the endless nights of practice eventually work toward an exhilarating way for students to forget about their work for a while and go nuts!

My team is called Apex, and we recently made it through the audition process, moving on toward the competition.

It has been so much fun to be involved in something so deeply ingrained in Biola tradition, and I have been able to form many new relationships and amazing friendships as a result. If you come to Biola, I highly recommend finding and joining a Mock Rock team!

Sincerely,

Biola Blogger Blakey :)