THE holiday mood of the past Christmas season has just worn off but still, most of us are probably struggling to shed off some pounds gained from indulging in food during the holidays.

Well, we are back to business as usual. In the University of Baguio (UB), we are excited about the line up of activities we prepared for our students. One of which is the upcoming Fusion, music and dance festival slated this February 3-4 to be held at the UB Cardinals Gym.

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With the aim of building strong partnerships and forging camaraderie between and among diverse high school institutions in the city for a stronger community atmosphere, UB invited high schools in Baguio and Benguet to join in the different competitions. Fusion hopes to feature the talents of students in the avenue of music and the arts through a friendly and fun-filled activity.

The event will have two divisions, one each for high school and college. The events for high school are vocal solo, duet, band, Philippine folk dance, foreign folk dance, and interpretative dance, hip-hop and breakdance, and line dance (Latin). The college division has the same categories except that interpretative dance and hip-hop and breakdance will be replaced with sing-a-dance and festival dance.

In preparation for the festival, the UB Graces Dance Troupe conducted a dance workshop for the participants last January 8.

Fusion is a follow-up activity to the Yuletide Bliss 2009, UB’s annual Christmas celebration formerly called Pasko sa UB where UB also invited its adopted high schools to participate in the different activities. UB’s adopted high schools are Baguio City National High School and Pines City National High School.

The overall winners in the college category are the College of Liberal Arts (Champion), College of Teacher Education (first runner-up), and College of Business Administration and Accountancy (second runner-up). Meanwhile, in the high school division, the winners are UB High School (champion), Pines City National High School-Main (first runner-up), and UB Science High School (second runner-up).