UMass Dhadak

UMass Dhadak UMass Amherst's Award-Winning, Premier Fusion Dance Team Check us out to view photos and videos of UMass Dhadak on stage and behind the scenes!

Don't miss out on our upcoming events and performances! Email [email protected] for more information!

Mission: Dhadak aims to promote cultural diversity through dance at UMass Amherst and within the local community. Some of the dance styles performed include Bollywood, Hip Hop, Bhangra, Contemporary, Step, Bharatanatyam, Ballet, Jazz, and Salsa. UMass Dhadak has performed at universities and colleges across the Northeast, including Harvard University, Yale University, and Columbia University, among others. UMass Dhadak works with the Amherst schools to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle among kids, and performs around the area for local fundraisers and other charity organizations.

Operating as usual

12/25/2020

During the holiday season, Dhadak has a tradition of taking a photo and sending a holiday card. However, because everyone can’t be together, we didn’t think that should stop us from celebrating the best time of the year! Hope you all enjoy 🥰

Thank you to everyone who was able to come to our workshop yesterday! It felt so nice to dance together (and with a few ...
11/12/2020

Thank you to everyone who was able to come to our workshop yesterday! It felt so nice to dance together (and with a few new people!). Special thanks to our amazing alum Kayla Oster for the choreo! Keep on the look out for more workshop 💕

11/07/2020
Dance Workshop with Kayla Oster this Wednesday 11/11/20!

We are so excited to announce that we will be holding a virtual dance workshop which will be lead by the wonderful Kayla Oster! The workshop will be held on November 11 at 8 PM EST. If you would like to join, please RSVP with the link in the bio. Hope to see you all there!

🎉 CONGRATULATIONS 🎉 to our seniors graduating today - Rachel, Teja P., Lucie, Tanvi, Kayla, and Sindhura! Although we di...
05/08/2020

🎉 CONGRATULATIONS 🎉 to our seniors graduating today - Rachel, Teja P., Lucie, Tanvi, Kayla, and Sindhura! Although we didn’t get to celebrate the way we wanted, we send you all of our love on this special day. You guys have worked so hard and deserve to be celebrated ❤️ We will miss you dearly but can’t wait to see what you all accomplish in the future!

UMass Dhadak's cover photo
03/26/2020

UMass Dhadak's cover photo

03/26/2020
UMass Dhadak at Naach Nation 2020

Our Naach Nation performance is out and live! Click the link below to check it out! 💯💯

We also want to take a moment and thank you all for your support this year! We know we’ll be performing for you again soon, so please continue to stay healthy, #stayathome, and stay positive ❤️

https://youtu.be/dEMH7Pz45kE

UMass Amherst's Dhadak Fusion Dance Team at Naach Nation XVIII NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. All music was cut by us. Many thanks to Columbia Taal for ...

03/08/2020
UMass Dhadak 2020

Do it like a girl for #InternationalWomensDay! ❤️
Our brand new 2020 intro video is now live on our channel, go check it out!! 🔥

🎥: Rachel Swansburg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G_ASRFF43g

Choreography: UMass Dhadak Video Design & Production: Rachel Swansburg Music: Like A Girl - Lizzo NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. All music was cut by UM...

Welcome back to campus UMass! We hope everyone has had a great start to their spring semester! Dhadak has a lot going on...
02/03/2020

Welcome back to campus UMass! We hope everyone has had a great start to their spring semester! Dhadak has a lot going on in the upcoming months, so make sure to stay up to date with all of our upcoming performances! See you there!

12/21/2019
Inside UMass - Dhadak Fusion Dance

We want to thank our friends over at UMass Yak Back for stopping by one of practices and letting us teach them some moves! You guys did amazing! Check out the latest episode of Yak Back's Inside UMass right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIz9Ovo3tCI

In this video we check out UMass' very own Dhadak Fusion Dance Team! Join us as we talk to members, learn to twerk, and find out who is the better dancer. FO...

As the semester comes to a close, we wanted to wish all of you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season! This seme...
12/20/2019

As the semester comes to a close, we wanted to wish all of you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season! This semester has been an absolute dream come true, and we cannot thank you enough for all the support. Happy Holidays ❤️

11/27/2019
16 Shots - UMass Dhadak Original Choreography

🔥OH SNAP🔥 Dhadak is coming in hot with our latest video! Click on the Link below to check it out!

Music: “16 Shots” by Stefflon Don
Choreography: UMass Dhadak
Film and Video: Rachel Swansburg

https://youtu.be/BucNwQ7cx1k

Production & Design: Rachel Swansburg Choreography: Dhadak Fusion Dance Team Music: 16 Shots - Stefflon Don NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. All music was...

Updates!
11/15/2019

Updates!

WOW! We are so close to hitting our $2,000 fundraising goal! Can you give $5 today so we can reach our goal by the end o...
11/13/2019
Click here to support Support UMass Dhadak! organized by Teja Pallikonda

WOW! We are so close to hitting our $2,000 fundraising goal! Can you give $5 today so we can reach our goal by the end of the semester? Your donation would help us cover competition fees, new costumes, and equipment. Click the link below to donate! Thank you for all your continued support!

http://gf.me/u/vtxrmr

Teja Pallikonda Support UMass Dhadak! Dhadak is UMass Amherst's award-winning fusion dance team. Our mission is to showcase and celebrate diversity and cultur

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10/22/2019

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UMass Dhadak
10/15/2019

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Thank you Harvard Raftaar for having us perform at your annual Raunak Showcase! We had an amazing time! Shoutout to all ...
10/14/2019

Thank you Harvard Raftaar for having us perform at your annual Raunak Showcase! We had an amazing time! Shoutout to all the talented teams we got to share the stage with - you are all incredible performers 😊

Jazba Bollywood & Bhangra All-Inclusive Dance Team
#MHCJhumka
MIT Mirchi
MIT Bhangra
Columbia Taal
Tufts Bhangra
Tufts Pulse
NYU Khalbali
Tufts Tamasha
Brandeis Chak De
Harvard College Deepam
Brown Badmaash Dance Company

Hello Dhadak Fans! Thank you so much for all your love and support for our recent competition success. With that being s...
10/08/2019
Click here to support Support UMass Dhadak! organized by Teja Pallikonda

Hello Dhadak Fans! Thank you so much for all your love and support for our recent competition success. With that being said, we'd like to announce that we are launching a GoFundMe campaign!

As our team continues to grow and expand, we require more support for costumes, travel, lodging expenses, and more.

Over the past three years, our team has doubled in size, but the small budget provided to us by UMass has been cut by nearly 50 percent. We ask that you donate so we may continue promoting culture through all forms of dance. Thank you for all your support!

Click here to donate: gf.me/u/vtxrmr

Teja Pallikonda Support UMass Dhadak! Dhadak is UMass Amherst's award-winning fusion dance team. Our mission is to showcase and celebrate diversity and cultur

Come see us in action!
10/07/2019

Come see us in action!

We are proud to announce that Dhadak placed 2nd at the annual Naach Inferno Dance Competition hosted by the Association ...
10/07/2019

We are proud to announce that Dhadak placed 2nd at the annual Naach Inferno Dance Competition hosted by the Association of Indians in America!

Congratulations to all the teams that participated: Roots Academy, Macaulay Deewane, City Chaahat - City College's Bollywood Fusion Dance Team, Columbia Dhoom, and Shakti! We had so much fun sharing the stage with you! You are all so incredibly talented!

It’s Competition Day!! 🎉🎉🎉 Come show your love at 3 PM at South Street Seaport’s Diwali Festival in the Financial Distri...
10/06/2019

It’s Competition Day!! 🎉🎉🎉 Come show your love at 3 PM at South Street Seaport’s Diwali Festival in the Financial District!

Hello NYC! 🏙
10/05/2019

Hello NYC! 🏙

10/03/2019

We’re hard at work preparing for our first ever competition this weekend! Catch us at the 32nd annual Naach Inferno Dance Competition at South Street Seaport’s annual Diwali Festival in NYC!

Introducing the newest members of the Dhadak family!!! Congratulations ladies - we’re so excited to have you all! 😊Top R...
09/24/2019

Introducing the newest members of the Dhadak family!!! Congratulations ladies - we’re so excited to have you all! 😊

Top Row (left to right): Meghana, Prisha, Vrinda, Lexcey, and Divya
Bottom Row: Olivia, Ayachi, Zoe, Megan

Come try out for UMass Amherst's premier fusion dance team, September 10 & 11 from 7-9pm!You only need to attend one nig...
09/03/2019

Come try out for UMass Amherst's premier fusion dance team, September 10 & 11 from 7-9pm!
You only need to attend one night of tryouts, all styles are welcome, and no experience is necessary!
Auditions will be held on the 2nd floor of the Herter Hall Annex. You will be learning two short routines, so be sure to wear clothes that are comfortable for dancing, and bring lots of water!
We can't wait to see what you've got!

Thank you to everyone who cheered us on at the Many Voices, One Community event tonight!If you want to be part of Dhadak...
08/31/2019

Thank you to everyone who cheered us on at the Many Voices, One Community event tonight!
If you want to be part of Dhadak, come on out to auditions on September 10 & 11 from 7-9pm!

Want to be part of the Dhadak family?Come on out to our fall auditions, September 10 & 11 from 7-9pm in the Herter Hall ...
08/17/2019

Want to be part of the Dhadak family?
Come on out to our fall auditions, September 10 & 11 from 7-9pm in the Herter Hall Annex!
You only need to attend one night of tryouts, all dance styles are welcome, and no experience is necessary!
We can't wait to see you there!

Come see us perform today at 6:15pm at the Mullins Center for UMass For The Kids! ⭐️We're so excited to support such an ...
04/13/2019

Come see us perform today at 6:15pm at the Mullins Center for UMass For The Kids! ⭐️
We're so excited to support such an awesome cause and amazing organization!

‼️Fun Fact Friday‼️We currently perform 11 different dance styles!In our 2019 mix you can find hip hop, bhangra, jazz, b...
04/12/2019

‼️Fun Fact Friday‼️
We currently perform 11 different dance styles!
In our 2019 mix you can find hip hop, bhangra, jazz, bollywood, bharatanatyam, contemporary, mass, step, garba, dancehall, and kathak!
On the side, our dancers also practice styles like ballet, salsa, and tap!

03/07/2019
UMass Dhadak Intro 2019

BIG NEWS!
Our 2019 intro video is now live on our YouTube channel!
Check it out here:
https://youtu.be/BASzJhrn5Yg

Video Editing & Design: Rachel Swansburg Cinematography: Ben Champagne Choreography: Dhadak Fusion Dance Team Music: Finesse - Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B NO COPY...

Huge thank you to Columbia Taal for hosting us at another incredible Naach Nation!We had a ton of fun dancing with so ma...
03/03/2019

Huge thank you to Columbia Taal for hosting us at another incredible Naach Nation!
We had a ton of fun dancing with so many other amazing teams!
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JHU Zinda, UChicago Bhangra (UCB), BU Dheem, QC Fanaa

UMass Dhadak
02/25/2019

UMass Dhadak

Attention!! Go like the original photo in this post to show our girl Aishvarya some love in the Beta Chi Sweethearts pag...
02/20/2019

Attention!! Go like the original photo in this post to show our girl Aishvarya some love in the Beta Chi Sweethearts pageant!

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Sindhura Devalaraja - Captain Kayla Oster - Captain Teja Pallikonda - PR Director Rinija Raja - Treasurer Rachel Swansburg Tanvi Badrinath Lucie Soares Shruti Suresh Teja Shah Janvi Tanniru Alex Celia Megan Azzola Olivia Nash Zoe Tatarka Prisha Singh Lexcey Jordan Ayachi Sharma Divya Rapur Meghana Nair Vrinda Chandar

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I’ve seen a few of you numbers, and loved them, very energetic and great precision. Awesome girls, you too Zoe.