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Krush-ing it on the dance floor

Krush members practice their ending poses. Photo courtesy of @krush._.official

Many current and alumni bruins have come together in a Korean Pop dance group, known as “Krush”. Krush has been an enticing opportunity to experience forms of self-expression through dancing. 

Alyssa Harroun, former Bruin, is the creator of Krush. The group was founded in 2019 and currently has 9 members, two of which are current Bear River students. 

“I started this group because I was always learning K-Pop dances at home alone. I wanted to have other people that enjoy K-Pop dancing as much as I do be able to share that love with others. It is always fun sharing an interest with others,” said Harroun. 

Senior Leilani Sauvageau joined the group for similar reasons. 

“I use dance as a way to put my creativity and effort into something that will have an amazing finished product,” said Sauvageau.

Self-expression and creativity can come out of many forms of art, including dancing. Harroun talked about her overall goals of Krush. 

“I want to believe I am giving others a chance to express themselves in one of the best ways; through dance. I am always trying to build my members’ confidence and try to show them that they can do even the most difficult dances,” she said. “It is important to feel that you have a safe place to improve and be yourself and I hope that is what I provide in this group.” 

Since beginning just before COVID- 19, Krush has made an impressive stride into the performing world. 

“Our biggest performance by far was definitely in the ANX K-Pop Battles at the Sac-Anime Convention last summer,” said Harroun. “It was a big step for us since we had been a group since 2019 but had not performed anywhere. We have also been doing some small performances with local K-Pop organizations in Sacramento as well.” 

However, Krush was not always as prosperous. Harroun describes her achievements with Krush. 

“One of my most notable accomplishments has been being the leader of this group and allowing it to grow to the place it is at today. From 2019-2020, our members were very busy with their lives so we were unable to put out the dance covers we wanted to do,” said Harroun. “After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we all collectively decided we wanted to dance again and began preparing our covers for when it was safe to be around each other again. From then on, we have continued to thrive and even added five new members.” 

As a member of the group, Sauvageau has enjoyed the activities.

“I love being able to dance with people that I’m friends with and seeing our growth over the years has been really amazing,” she said. 

“If you would like to see more from us, please follow our social media. We are also planning on having auditions sometime next summer so look forward to that,” said Harroun.

You can find more information about Krush along with their dance covers on their Instagram page, @krush._.official.


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Krush-ing it on the dance floor