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FUSION is an entirely student-run hip hop dance competition hosted by UCSD's Multi-Asian Student Assocation. FUSION brings talented dancers of all ages and ethnicities together in order to celebrate various dance styles and cultural exhibitions. As young Asian-Americans are becoming increasingly prominent in the hip hop community and more recognized in dance, music, and film, UCSD MASA strives to continue promoting cultural awareness in the hip hop community. Today, FUSION is well-known for being the largest student-run event at UCSD, and has long been an avenue for many of today's most popular crews.
The Multi-Asian Student Association of UCSD was founded in 1999 by Kien Vuu. The ultimate goal is to provide students of all ethnic backgrounds a comfortable, interactive, stereotype-free environment. MASA hopes to achieve this through a range of forums and activities encouraging interaction between members, as MASA acknowledges the importance of each and every individual in its organization. Unlike many organizations, MASA has no membership fees or obligations: you’re already in! Each year MASA continues to grow while promoting togetherness among the diverse student body and will continue to create a positive environment for all. We are one family. We are one heartbeat. We are MASA.
The second annual FUSION Dance Scholarship will award $125 to two dancers (for a total of $250 given) based on their personal growth through dance. Our theme this year is “Dance To Inspire.” FUSION XV is a hip hop dance competition hosted by dancers just like you, and we recognize the good that dance can do in our neighborhoods and communities. It's our mission to help the hip hop dance community gain appreciation in the general public by spreading stories of dance’s positive impact on today’s youth. Although our show is focused on the hip hop dance community, this scholarship is open to dancers of all ages and styles.
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“Without dance, I don’t know where I would be.”Joshua Kim, Torrey Pines High School 2014
"Dance is just not about being cool and being the spotlight in that dance circle, but [...] showing expression, showing people who you really are inside, and to show a meaning and purpose in the movement.”Justin Yong, UC San Diego 2012