Over 1,500 guests are expected to fill Eisenhower Auditorium this weekend as Penn State Infusion hosts their fourth annual intercollegiate dance competition this Saturday in Eisenhower Auditorium.
Infusion has been voted the Best Overall Event in the fusion dance circuit and look to bring the same energy to Happy Valley this weekend.
The organization hosted Penn State’s Best Dance Crew earlier this year, an event that was designed to bring together the immense talent and diversity found in Penn State’s dance community.
Now, nine teams from across the United States will compete for a chance to win $3,000 in cash prizes and bid points to the national championship: Bollywood America happening in Cleveland, OH later this year.
Filmi-Fusion Dance is a South Asian dance genre composed of Hindi Film Dance and Fusion. The mix of both genres creates a western and Asian style dance that tells the story of South Asian Culture with a western twist.
Along with the competition portion of the event, pop music sensation Jay Sean will speak on his journey as a musician of South Asian heritage and the importance of diversity along with an exhibition act by State College Kids’ Dance.
The nine teams competing are Boston University Jalwa, Broad Street Baadshahz, Chicago Adaa, Drexel Jhalak, Rutgers S.A.P.A, UGA Asura, UTD Chalak, UTD Sharara, and Wayne State Warrior Jhatka.
Infusion will be held on Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium. Tickets are available for purchase at www.cpa.psu.edu or any Center for Performing Arts location.
Photo Credit: Infusion