PISCATAWAY, NJ—This Saturday, October 25, the Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA) will be hosting their biggest event of the semester in the multi-purpose room of the Livingston Student Center from 7-10pm.
The competitive showcase will feature several of the Asian dance teams at Rutgers University and includes a cash prize for the winner. The theme of the showcase will be Maleficent, who was the evil Queen in the Disney classic, “Sleeping Beauty.”
The Rutgers Chinese Dance Troupe will not be competing, but will be performing their popular ribbon dance to a song from another Disney flic: “Short Hair” from “Mulan.”
The members of the troupe in the performance will be Shuang Cheng, Audrey Dong, Elizabeth Tan, Karen Quach, Sarah Lam, and Lilly Chenalloy.
The ribbon dance was choreographed last semester by alumna Stephanie Yang, who graduated in Spring 2014 and served as the Public Relations chair on the team’s executive board.
All attendees are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the event, as there will be a costume contest.
Based on the popularity of the event, organizers are asking attendees to register online and pay at the door for their tickets, and offering a discount for those who sign up in advance.
Advance tickets cost $7 for Rutgers students and $10 for anyone else. At the door, they will also go for $10 to those with a Rutgers ID’s and $15 for everyone else.
All proceeds will go towards Paterson-based non-profit “Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children.”
Oasis is a charity dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by feeding and clothing needy women and children, as well as offering educational resources and teaching skills to obtain meaningful employment.
The event will also feature guest performer Sorah Yang a singer, dancer, and choreographer who is growing in popularity.
“Sorah seeks to spread her love for dancing by teaching workshops at universities all over the country, including the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and UC Berkeley just to name a few!” reads a Facebook post on the Rutgers TASA Facebook page.