Texas Raas



About Texas Raas

Founded in 2003, Texas Raas, also known as Dirty South Dandiya, is UT Austin's very own intercollegiate Garba/Raas dance team. Come support us at our local and national events every year! We perform not only on the UT campus but also at national-level competitions along with private parties such as weddings, receptions, etc.

Our mission is to entertain audiences all around the US by performing traditional Indian Garba/Raas style of dance at a highly competitive level. We are dedicated to preserving the Indian culture through showcasing our unique and vibrant dance form. We hope to encourage diversity and spread awareness of our traditions by performing both on and off campus.


Styles of Dance

Garba

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This dance is traditionally performed in a circle as a symbol of the Hindu view of time. The rings of dancers revolve in cycles, as time in Hinduism is cyclical. As the cycle of time revolves, from birth, to life, to death and again to rebirth, the only thing that is constant is the Goddess.

Dandiya Raas

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During this dance, dancers energetically whirl and move their feet and arms in a complicated, choreographed manner to the tune of the music with various rhythms. The dhol is used as well as complementary percussion instruments such as the dholak, tabla and others.

Our Raaster


  • Abhinav Sridharan

    Technical Director

    On Texas Raas since 2015.

    Amit Momin

    Captain

    On Texas Raas since 2014.

    Anjana Ram

    Captain

    On Texas Raas since 2013.

    Arvind Jayakumar

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2016.

    Binita Patel

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2014.

    Disha Patel

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2016.

    Ishan Patel

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2016.

    Janvi Agrawal

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2016.

    Karan Patel

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2015.

    Manjula Andukuri

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2016.

    Maulik Shah

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2013.

    Neha Shah

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2016.

    Nithanth Ram

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2016.

    Parth Patel

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2016.

    Prapti Ghiya

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2015.

    Priyanka Parikh

    Secretary

    On Texas Raas since 2015.

    Rachna Unadkat

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2016.

    Ryana Patel

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2015.

    Shika Andhole

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2016.

    Sibi Ravi

    Treasurer

    On Texas Raas since 2015.

    Vibha Sripadam

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2016.

    Vikram Gupta

    Member

    On Texas Raas since 2014.

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