ACA Lion Dance
UCLA ACA Lion Dance is a student-run team founded in 2001 through the Association of Chinese Americans at the University of California, Los Angeles. Originally formed as an aspect for ACA's culture night (CACN), the continued growth of the team has allowed us to entertain and perform at many locales and celebrations in the Los Angeles area. Every year we amaze ourselves with the dedication and growth of our team. Many thanks to Anwer, Justin, and our LD families in SF for all their hard work, dedication, and support of the growth of team. We are very proud of the improvements our team has shown over the past years. It makes us very excited and anxious to see what is in store for the coming years. We hope that you can be a part of it. Lion dance is always searching for fresh new faces to join our family. There is absolutely no prior experience necessary! We regularly look for fun new places and people to perform for. We have had experience performing at festivals, grand openings, birthday celebrations, parties, weddings, and university events.
ACA Hip Hop
ACA Hip Hop is a competitive dance team based at UCLA, comprised of dancers who share a love for all styles of dance and performance. We are a family that values and encourages dedication, teamwork, and growth. With all the late nights dancing in parking lots while balancing jobs, extracurriculars, and rigorous academics, our dancers achieve the discipline and work ethic that will make them influential leaders in the community. The skills we learn and the strong friendships we make contribute to how ACA Hip Hop has become a supportive network that goes beyond just the dancing. With this foundation in our professionalism and love for each other, we hope to inspire and be inspired as we continue to strengthen our presence in the dance community.
ACA Hip Hop has participated in many major dance competitions, including Prelude NorCal (placing 1st in 2013), The Bridge Dance Competition, Urban Street Jam (placing 1st in 2014), All Cal, Vibe, Fusion, and Ultimate Brawl as well as various on campus events such as Spring Sing, Battle of the Pledges, Chinese Heritage Festival, ACA's annual Chinese American Cultural Night, BreakLA, and Ken-Ya Dance SoCal (UCI).