Garba With Attitude

Garba With Attitude For the past fourteen years, the Indian Sub-Continental Club (ISC) at the University of California, Irvine has hosted Garba With Attitude (GWA), a national Garba/Raas (Indian folk dance) competition, attracting student formed teams, audience members of various ages, and organizations from across the nation.

GWA has grown to become America's premier Garba/Raas competition and is the oldest competition of its kind on the West Coast. In its fifteenth year, its focus not only lies in exhibiting the values and expressions of this form of dance, but also in promoting cultural awareness. It is a platform for philanthropic awareness through fostering a competitive and professional atmosphere. In these past f

GWA has grown to become America's premier Garba/Raas competition and is the oldest competition of its kind on the West Coast. In its fifteenth year, its focus not only lies in exhibiting the values and expressions of this form of dance, but also in promoting cultural awareness. It is a platform for philanthropic awareness through fostering a competitive and professional atmosphere. In these past f

Hi, all! Check out these awesome pictures from GWA weekend! :) A huge thank you to Shahrp Studios for killing the game o...
02/24/2017

Hi, all! Check out these awesome pictures from GWA weekend! :) A huge thank you to Shahrp Studios for killing the game once again!

Garba With Attitude 2017! Tag yourselves, tag your friends, and be sure to like our page to stay updated with our latest! Congratulations to UCSD Raas Ruckus . UCRaas, and Basmati Raas for placing!

Congrats to our winners! UCSD Raas Ruckus UCRaas Basmati Raas
02/13/2017

Congrats to our winners! UCSD Raas Ruckus UCRaas Basmati Raas

02/13/2017

Thank you to all our competing teams for making the 15th GWA year memorable! We hope everyone had a great weekend. Congrats once again to our winning teams UCSD Raas Ruckus, UCRaas, and Basmati Raas!

02/12/2017

And the winners are ...
1st: UCSD Raas Ruckus
2nd:UCRaas
3rd:Basmati Raas
Best dressed: UCD RaasLeela

Congratulations!!

02/11/2017

The GWA board is pleased to announce our line up for the show-

These teams are ready to garba with their attitude! Here's the show order for tomorrow's show!

1. Columbia Raas
2. UCRaas
3. UCSD Raas Ruckus
4. Basmati Raas
5. Tufts JumboRaas
6. WashU Raas
7. Bataaka Nu Shaak
8. Raasleela at UC Davis
9. Chicago Raas

Good luck teams!

We are proud to be an official Raas bid competition!
02/05/2017

We are proud to be an official Raas bid competition!

Our online tickets sale is now live! You can purchase them online or contact Niraly Patel @9514274764!
01/26/2017
El Camino College Ticket Sales

Our online tickets sale is now live! You can purchase them online or contact Niraly Patel @9514274764!

Garba With Attitude (GWA), is America's premier Garba/Raas (Indian folk dance) competition organized by the students of UC Irvine. Attracting student formed teams, audience members of various ages, and organizations from across the nation this is GWA's 15th year.

Tickets are now on sale!!Tickets: $25 general admission$37 package deal (show and after party)Venmo @Janki-Patel-16 with...
01/22/2017
Garba With Attitude

Tickets are now on sale!!

Tickets: $25 general admission
$37 package deal (show and after party)

Venmo @Janki-Patel-16 with your full name and number of tickets
OR contact one of our board members!

For the past fourteen years, the Indian Sub-Continental Club (ISC) at the University of California, Irvine has hosted Garba With Attitude (GWA), a national Garba/Raas (Indian folk dance) competition, attracting student formed teams, audience members of various ages, and organizations from across the nation.

GWA has grown to become America's premier Garba/Raas competition and is the oldest competition of its kind on the West Coast. In its fifteenth year, its focus not only lies in exhibiting the values and expressions of this form of dance, but also in promoting cultural awareness. It is a platform for philanthropic awareness through fostering a competitive and professional atmosphere.

In these past fourteen years, Garba With Attitude has grown from five California Universities to over 160 participants from 10 Universities from across the United States. The show has had a record of five years that have a sell out point with over 1,000 audience members which include students, representatives from various organizations, family members of participants, show organizers, and garba enthusiasts.

Anddd last but not the least, our final participant team is - UCRaas. Representing UC Riverside, they are known for thei...
01/18/2017

Anddd last but not the least, our final participant team is - UCRaas. Representing UC Riverside, they are known for their intricate dance moves and unique formations.We look forward to your splendid performance!

We are pleased to announce that the next participant team is Chicago Raas! While the team consists of members with exper...
01/18/2017

We are pleased to announce that the next participant team is Chicago Raas! While the team consists of members with experience in various dance forms, the team shares a love for the enthusiasm and energy central to garba-raas. We are super excited to see you compete at GWA again this year!

We are pleased to announce our next participant team - UCD Raasleela. Known for their high energy and uniqueness, they a...
01/18/2017

We are pleased to announce our next participant team - UCD Raasleela. Known for their high energy and uniqueness, they are extremely passionate and dedicated to having fun and keeping this tradition alive through each step! UCD Raasleela, we look forward to a fantastic performance this year!

The next team performing at GWA 2017 is Tufts JumboRaas. All the way from Massachusetts, JumboRaas is known for fusing r...
01/18/2017

The next team performing at GWA 2017 is Tufts JumboRaas. All the way from Massachusetts, JumboRaas is known for fusing raas, garba, and just a bit of derp. They've participated in several competitions and events across the east coast. We look forward to your first performance in the west coast!

We are happy to announce that the next team performing at GWA 2017 is Stanford's Basmati Raas. Known for their unforgett...
01/17/2017

We are happy to announce that the next team performing at GWA 2017 is Stanford's Basmati Raas. Known for their unforgettable routine, powerful moves, and a colorful story line, their performance has been requested by America's Got Talent! We look forward to your performance!

Our next team is UCLA's Bataaka Nu Shaak! Established in 2002, they fuse traditional and modern elements to create an in...
01/17/2017

Our next team is UCLA's Bataaka Nu Shaak! Established in 2002, they fuse traditional and modern elements to create an intricate and inspiring on-stage performance. They've performed all over the nation in states such as California, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, to name a few. We look forward to a splendid performance!

We are pleased to announce our next team - Columbia Raas! All the way from NYC, CU Raas celebrates the energy and tradit...
01/17/2017

We are pleased to announce our next team - Columbia Raas! All the way from NYC, CU Raas celebrates the energy and tradition of Garba-Raas. They are know for their performances showcasing high energy, unique formations, and skillful dandiya maneuvers. We look forward to you performance!

Garba With Attitude's cover photo
01/17/2017

Garba With Attitude's cover photo

We are pleased to welcome back our first place winners from last year, UCSD Raas Ruckus! Their team members come from al...
01/12/2017

We are pleased to welcome back our first place winners from last year, UCSD Raas Ruckus! Their team members come from all over the country and they come together to keep the traditional dance styles of Raas and Garba alive with a little west coast swag!

We are pleased to announce our first team of GWA '17, WashU Raas! Having competed nationally for over ten years, WashU R...
01/11/2017

We are pleased to announce our first team of GWA '17, WashU Raas! Having competed nationally for over ten years, WashU Raas is one of the oldest dandiya raas teams in the nation. They are renown for their use of intricate formations and steps, as well as their high octane character.

Hello! Meet our next board member - Shrishti Bhatnagar. Our Public Relations Chair is a senior who is pursuing Electrica...
12/08/2016

Hello! Meet our next board member - Shrishti Bhatnagar. Our Public Relations Chair is a senior who is pursuing Electrical Engineering. Shrishti loves travelling and exploring new places!

Our Judging Applications are out now! We are looking for qualified and passionate people to judge our competition on Feb...
12/01/2016
Garba With Attitude Judging Application

Our Judging Applications are out now! We are looking for qualified and passionate people to judge our competition on February 11, 2017! Deadline is December 23rd!

Hello Potential Judges! Garba With Attitude is the West Coasts premiere Garba Competition, the only of its kind in California. We are currently looking for judges who not only have a passion for dance, but have a good understanding of the technicalities of Garba-Raas on the competition level. Please...

Hello everyone! Garba With Attitude is pleased to introduce our very first board member for the year, presenting - Mili ...
11/29/2016

Hello everyone! Garba With Attitude is pleased to introduce our very first board member for the year, presenting - Mili Merchant. Our sponsorship chair is a 2nd year business admin major, she loves singing and is on the UCI Andaaz acapella team!

Meet your Garba With Attitude board! We all have different personalities, but we have one thing in common: ATTITUDE!
11/17/2016

Meet your Garba With Attitude board! We all have different personalities, but we have one thing in common: ATTITUDE!

11/13/2016

Thank you to all the teams that applied for Garba With Attitude this year! We have received so many applications this year that we are even more thrilled! We will be sending out our decisions on November 15th!

Remember team applications to be part of GWA are due soon! We are very excited to meet our teams for February 11th!Regul...
10/31/2016
RAS Common App

Remember team applications to be part of GWA are due soon! We are very excited to meet our teams for February 11th!

Regular deadline- November 5th ($35)
Late deadline- November 12th ($45)

THE COMMON APP 2016-2017 Season Table of Contents Welcome 3 Competition Details 4 Procedure 5 Rules and Regulations 7 Team Application Form 9 Checklist 11 Important Dates 12 Contact Information 13 Welcome Letter Dear Prospective Raas Te...

Apply to be a Garba With Attitude liaison for one of our teams! Come be part of a great weekend! Applications are due No...
10/27/2016
Garba With Attitude 2017 - Liaison Application

Apply to be a Garba With Attitude liaison for one of our teams! Come be part of a great weekend! Applications are due November 4th at 11:59 PM. Let me know if you have any questions!

Dear Applicant, Thank you for your interest in becoming a liaison for Garba With Attitude 2017. The competition includes upto 10 Garba/Raas teams from across the nation. Each team will be assigned two liaisons to answer any questions, escort them, and ensure that the team is comfortable and having f...

Garba With Attitude's cover photo
10/18/2016

Garba With Attitude's cover photo

Our Liaison Application is now out! Come be part of a great weekend and meet people from all over the country! Applicati...
10/18/2016
Garba With Attitude 2017 - Liaison Application

Our Liaison Application is now out! Come be part of a great weekend and meet people from all over the country!

Applications are due October 28th @ 11:59 PM!

Dear Applicant, Thank you for your interest in becoming a liaison for Garba With Attitude 2017. The competition includes upto 10 Garba/Raas teams from across the nation. Each team will be assigned two liaisons to answer any questions, escort them, and ensure that the team is comfortable and having f...

Hey all!We are so excited to announce that the common app for TEAM APPLICATIONS is LIVE now and as mentioned before our ...
10/06/2016
Raas All-Stars: The National Championship

Hey all!

We are so excited to announce that the common app for TEAM APPLICATIONS is LIVE now and as mentioned before our confirmed date for the competition is March 4th. Unfortunately we have encountered some unforeseen circumstances that may require us to change our date. We are looking into February 11th as an alternative (I know this date works for many of you better). We will most likely be changing our competition date to early February (most likely February 11th), so please keep an eye out for that. We will keep you updated. With that being said we want to welcome you all to be part of GWA this year because we have some really exciting things planned for our teams soon! Feel free to reach out to us regarding any questions or concerns! :)

Important Dates:
March 4, 2017- confirmed competition date for now, but may change to February 11th soon
November 5, 2016- regular team application deadline (w/$35 fee)
November 12, 2016- late team application deadline (w/$45 fee)

Hey Raas Teams! Raas All Stars Board would like to share the first ever RAS Common App! We are partnering up with 5 bid competition this year to make to applying to comps an even easier process! The 5 bid competitions that are partaking in the common app include Raas Rodeo, Raas Rave and Bhangra Blitz, San Diego Sanedo, Garba With Attitude, and Raas Royalty. If you have any questions related to the common application please feel to contact us at [email protected].

09/14/2016

We are excited to announce that Garba With Attitude is back on March 4th, 2017 for its 14th year! It will be held at the Downey Civic Theatre. We have some great exhibition acts this year, so stay tuned to see who we are honored to have this year! Team registration applications will be out first week of October.

09/10/2016

We will be announcing our venue and competition date next week! Stay tuned for updates coming your way!!

Less than two weeks left to apply for Garba With Attitude board! Remember the deadline is September 16th, BUT if you app...
09/04/2016
GWA 2017 Board Application.doc

Less than two weeks left to apply for Garba With Attitude board! Remember the deadline is September 16th, BUT if you apply by the end of this week, September 9th, your name will be placed into a raffle to WIN 2 FREE AFTER PARTY TICKETS!! I think that's a great deal if you want to bring your bae or best friend in for free (or both since it's 2 tickets).

We have a greater, better, and fun year planned ahead for our board, so apply away!! (maybe some retreats and surprises on the way) Shoot me or Janki a message if you have any questions.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bJPjXks_Bz0HDKXZKbJD5nxYloBvvcyAztQXuMyrmtc/edit?usp=sharing

Board Application Garba With Attitude 2017 Dear Applicant, Now that Garba With Attitude 2016 is over, it’s time to look forward to a new dance season! We are currently looking for qualified, enthusiastic individuals to carry on the legacy of a prestigious and hospitable dance competition...

Go like Gupta Productions! We have the pleasure of working with them this year for our after party and we are very excit...
09/04/2016
MoreLife Promotions

Go like Gupta Productions! We have the pleasure of working with them this year for our after party and we are very excited!!

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Shahrp Studios
03/14/2016

Shahrp Studios

For the third year in a row, it was once again a pleasure shooting Garba With Attitudeagain this year. Congratulations once again to UCSD Raas Ruckus, UC ThundeRaas, and UCLA Bataaka Nu Shaak on placing! Tag away, and like our page Shahrp Studios to keep updated with our latest work!

Shahrp Studios
03/14/2016

Shahrp Studios

Garba With Attitude 2016 mixer!

02/22/2016

And the winners are ...
1st: UCSD Raas Ruckus
2nd:UC ThundeRaas
3rd:UCLA Bataaka Nu Shaak
Best dressed: UC ThundeRaas

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