By Laura Gates
1. Rhythm Spotlight XIII: January 30-31, 2016 3pm-midnight in 126 White Building
Rhythm Spotlight has been a RAM Squad tradition for 13 years, and is now one of the biggest jams
in the new year! The competition is split into a 2v2 B-boy tournament and a 1v1 All Styles
competition. 5$ to compete, free to come and support. B-Boy Judges are Ryan “Napalm” Wagner
(Beat Whackz, Lionz of Zion), Anthony “Illz” Put (Lionz of Zion, Ground Illusions), and Tony “YNOT”
(Rock Steady Crew). Allstyles Judges are Jaja Vankova (SYTYCD, I.Am.Me, Cirque du Soleil), Lil’
Machine (Street Kingdom), and Firelock (UnortholockX). This year there will also be Sunday
workshops with Jaja, Lil Machine, Firelock and Ynot. Full schedule yet to come.
2. Penn State Best Dance Crew : February 6, 2016
Hosted by Infusion, Penn State Best Dance Crew is a competition event to showcase dance
organizations. In the past, Tapestry Dance Company, R.A.M. Squad, Penn State International
Dance Ensemble (PSIDE), Penn State JaDhoom, Peace. Love. Lyrical. Dance Company, Volé,
Urban Dance Troupe, Natya, Ambitions, and Penn State Belly Dance Club all took part in the event.
Admission is also free! More info to come!
3. THON 2016: February 19-21, 2016 in Bryce Jordan Center
Even though there’s lots of things going on during THON weekend, it also happens to be one of
the biggest events for Penn State performing arts groups. All weekend dance groups will be
performing their best on stage, so make sure to check them out and support your favorite dance
orgs at THON!
4. Keystone Dancesport Classic: March 19, 2016 all day in 126 White Building
Keystone DanceSport Classic has been going on for more than a decade, hosting a ballroom dance
competition and professional performances. Tal Livshitz and Ilana Keselman are returning with Latin
show this year and Ruslan and Katusha Wilder are joining us with a Standard show for the first time.
You can also sign up to perform at the event online at keystonedancesportclassic.com. After the
performances and competitions on Saturday, judges will host workshops and private lessons for the
rest of the weekend. Pre-competition dance and registration events will take place on Friday night,
March 18th from 7-11 pm in 126 White Building (same room as the competition). The competition is
hosted by and at Penn State University where ballroom has been taught since the 1950s. The Penn
State Ballroom Dance Club is excited to organize another year of Keystone Classic, creating a high
quality, unique, and exciting experience that is true to the Penn State spirit.
5. Infusion: March 19, 2016 in Eisenhower Auditorium
Infusion is an intercollegiate fusion/Hindi film dance competition to be held on March 19, 2016 at
Eisenhower Auditorium. Proceeds benefit the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance MaraTHON.
Teams from all around the nation will compete for the chance to win a $3000 cash prize and bid
points to the national championship: Bollywood America. After many months of hard work and
dedication, teams will showcase their talents through a variety of dance styles, including Bollywood,
Hip-Hop, Bhangra, classical, Raas and more in their pursuit to be crowned one of the most
entertaining dance teams in the country. Don’t miss out on the most colossal dance competition of
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