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  • Yale Jashan Bhangra

    Yale Jashan is a cultural dance troop that celebrates the vibrant South Asian dance known as Bhangra. The art is grounded in a traditional dance performed in the Punjab region of South Asia, with influence from modern pop and hip-hop styles.

    Yale Jashan Bhangra is a highly visible group that connects the greater Yale population to the fun, colorful traditions of South Asia. Yale students from across the college and graduate schools comprise the team. YJB practices three times per week in preparation for performances on and off campus, in addition to competitions held throughout the country.


    Anyone interested in learning bhangra should come to our free workshops, September 6th (6-8pm in Broadway Rehearsal Lofts), September 7th (Payne Whitney Gym Studio E/F (5th floor)), and September 8th (8-10pm in Silliman Dance Studio) — no previous experience required!

    For those wishing to join the team, please come to auditions on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 10:30am - 12:30pm in Payne Whitney Gym Studio D (5th floor). We'll teach you a short segment and perform alongside you. You will sign up for a slot to perform the choreo you learned on Tuesday, September 15th from 9-11pm in Silliman Dance Studio. If you cannot attend but are interested in auditioning, email yalejashanbhangra@gmail.com as soon as possible. Makeup auditions will be on Monday, September 14th from 9-11pm in Silliman Dance Studio.

    Our Mission

    • We seek to share our passion with the community
    • We honor an ancient tradition and culture with our dance
    • We embrace Bhangra as a competitive dance form and perform at competitions throughout the United States and abroad

    Want Us to Perform?

    Please contact our captains if you'd like us to perform or provide Bhangra lessons!

    Make sure to watch the performance fullscreen!