Raas Nights 2020

Fri, Oct 16th 2020 at 8:30 PM CST · By Vibha
Date & Time
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 at 8:30 PM CST
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Sat, Oct 24th 2020 at 10:00 PM CST
Event Details

Vibha is excited to present Raas Nights - Virtual Garba Event. This Navrathri, dance non-stop to Garba and Bollywood mixes virtually through Zoom. There are 4 sessions led by our enthusiastic and engaging instructors and include a brief breakdown of steps and a mix of traditional Garba and Navrathri inspired Bollywood mixes.  All dances will be in a format that everyone can follow along on zoom. Each session is for 90 minutes and starts at 8:30pm CT / 9:30pm ET / 6:30pm PTThe price is just $15 per session for the whole family or $50 for all the 4 sessionsAll proceeds from the event go towards providing education for underprivileged kids. There will be Awards for Best Festive Look - Male, Female, Youth, Couple & Best Festive SpaceThe details on the zoom session will be communicated by email before the session. We also expect that each participant will have the Dandiya sticks with them.  For any questions, please contact us at dandia@vibha.org .

Session 1 (October 16): This session is led by Sasha SinghSasha is the co founder of Masti Dance Academy, a Bollywood dance academy in Dallas. She has been dancing since she could stand on two feet :) Trained in Bhangra, Bollywood, Tollywood, Garba, Jazz, Hip Hop & Contemporary, she is constantly exploring different styles, and improving her teaching and choreographing skills. When she's not dancing, she's in Hyderabad filming and loves acting, modeling, and working with kids.  Masti Dance Academy is extremely excited to be collaborating with Vibha to ensure we all get to enjoy Navrathri this year as well as dance for a good cause.

Session 2 (October 17): This session is led by Kunjal Patel. Kunjal has been dancing for as long as she can remember. She grew up learning and practicing Bharatnatyam, Garba, Raas, and Yoga. She has participated in and led various competitive dance teams and has choreographed, performed, and taught numerous pieces of varying styles of dance (Bhangra, Bollywood Fusion, Filmy Dance, Hip Hop, Kathak, etc.). To her, dance is a form of meditation and is a beautiful way to freely express emotion and release tons of endorphins. She currently teaches private Bharatnatyam classes as well as BollyX dance fitness, Indian folk, and Yoga classes. Her absolute favorite festival is Navrathri, where she is typically the first one on and the last one off of the dance floor. She is so excited and honored to be leading a Vibha Garba event this year and cannot wait to dance with you!

Session 3 (October 23): This session is led by Srilakshmi Nagolu. Srilakshmi is an avid dancer who has been trained in classical and Bollywood dance.  Her passion for dance has led her to study with many teachers in the Dallas Metroplex.  She has performed in many cultural and professional events.  She has led Vibha’s Garba workshop for two years and makes dancing accessible for all levels and teaches dance that everyone understands.  Sri is passionate about Vibha and it’s cause and is very excited to partner and lead a Garba session.  Her session promises to be one that even first timers and children will love!

Session 4 (October 24): This Bollywood Garba session is led by Deepika Lodh. Deepika is a choreographer for Arya Dance Academy, a premier Bollywood performing institution that routinely performs in many Bollywood shows across the US with stars such as Salman Khan.  A Kolkata native, Deepika has worked for many years with several A-list stars in Bollywood, Mumbai.  She has  performed at the Filmfare awards, Screen awards, IPL opening ceremonies, Dance Bangla Dance, Maharashtra Times awards and on several TV shows.  She is a phenomenal teacher who has the knack of breaking down dance so it can be learnt easily and is a very innovative choreographer!  She is also very passionate about Vibha cause and giving her time and talent to this cause of enriching kids’ lives through education.  We are very proud to partner with Arya and Deepika for this session.

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Waiver Form

I, the participant, intending to be legally bound do hereby waive and forever release any and all right and claims for damages or injuries that I may have against the Event Director, Vibha, and all of their sponsors and their representatives, volunteers and employees for any and all injuries to me or my personal property. This release includes all injuries and/or damages suffered by me before, during or after the event. I recognize, intend and understand that this release is binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, or assignees. By registering for this event, I acknowledge (or a parent or adult guardian for all children under 18 years) having read and agreed to the above release and waiver. Further, I grant permission to all the foregoing to use my name, voice and images of myself in any photographs, motion pictures, results, publications or any other print, videographic or electronic recording of this event for legitimate purposes. I also acknowledge that there could be technical issues with zoom call session where I could miss a part or the whole session.

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Vibha is a completely volunteer driven non-profit organization that provides for education, health and opportunity for underprivileged children. Founded in 1991, Vibha has a presence in 46 cities. Its focus areas are education, special needs children, health & nutrition, job readiness skills, rescue & rehabilitation of underprivileged children. It has invested $18+ million in various projects and has helped 2+ million children so far. Vibha is 2019 top-rated non-profit and has achieved Guidestar's highest platinum rating, putting it in top 0.1% of all non-profit organizations. For more details about Vibha, please visit:          https://vibha.org        https://www.facebook.com/vibhaorg/

Vibha is a 501(c)(3) organization, registered in the State of New Jersey, USA. Vibha’s Tax ID is 22-3122761.

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