RAM Squad, Penn State’s premier hip hop dance student organization was crowned Penn State’s Best Dance Crew Saturday night in Schwab Auditorium.
Penn State’s Best Dance Crew (PSBDC) competition is presented annually by Infusion, a group that runs an annual intercollegiate Indian fusion dance competition.
Eight teams competed to become the best dance team on campus. Competing teams included JaDhoom, Ambitions, Vole Ballet Club, Reve Dance Company, Tapestry Dance Company, Urban Dance Troupe and Whiplash.
The competition also featured two exhibition acts: singer Julie Bouchard and None of the Above, Penn State’s oldest co-ed A Capella group.
With the various types of genres and dancing styles in the competition, a diverse panel of judges was chosen to ensure a level playing field.
RAM Squad, this year’s champions, describe their style as focusing on “all forms of hip hop dance, such as Bboying/Bgirling, popping, locking, waving, house, krumping and choreography.”
RAM Squad is an open organization, foregoing tryouts and accepting anyone willing to learn, regardless of dance level.
The dance team has performed at numerous events around campus, including THON, football games, multi-cultural events and so much more.
PSBDC is the precursor for Infusions’s main event, an intercollegiate Filmi-Fusion dance competition that will take place in March.