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Stanford University's competitive garbaa raas team


Stanford University's premier garbaa raas team is a co-ed, 16-member Indian dance team. Basmati Raas began in 2002, when a group of students led by Aalap Jani and Nirali Vora decided to take their dance moves to the next level. Having performed dances for Stanford's annual Indian cultural show for a few years, they were ready to take part in the West Coast's premier competition, Garba with Attitude. The rest is history.

Today, Stanford's Basmati Raas represents Stanford across the nation, and has frequently placed at major competitions. Basmati Raas prides itself for the family, friendship, and fun that permeates the team and is truly the reason for its success. With its colorful costumes, intricate props, and passionate dancers, Basmati Raas tells an unforgettable story on stage each year.