Raw Aesthetic Movements, also known as R.A.M. Squad, is a hip hop dance student organization on campus. We are an open organization, meaning there are NO TRYOUTS needed to practice with us. We accept people of all dance levels from no experience and up, and are happy to teach anyone the style they wish to learn!
We focus on all forms of hip hop dance, such as bboying/bgirling, popping, locking, waving, house, krumping, choreography, etc.
Our mission as RAM is to inspire hip-hop culture in a positive light internally and externally. We achieve this goal by encouraging the freedom of expression through dance. As RAM, we utilize games, activities, workshops, and music to create an open and engaging dance atmosphere. Externally, we showcase various hip hop dance styles in our performances, competitions, and throughout our annual event, Rhythm Spotlight. We also build leaders and develop bonds within the many dance communities with love, knowledge, and self-discovery as our foundation. We travel to different events where we take the opportunity to experience diverse dance cultures and challenge ourselves to grow as dancers.
RAM Squad performs at numerous events at Penn State, including THON, PSU football games, homecoming, flash mobs, talents shows, multi-cultural events, Family Clothesline, etc. We have both freestyle and choreographed performances!
We also host dance workshops to educate students at Penn State and have taken classes with professionals, such as, The Jabbawockeez, Brian Puspos (Mos Wanted), Chuck Maldonado (Stomp the Yard), LUAM, Gigi Torres, Chantha Mao, and many others.