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A photo recap of the Winter Dynamic Duos Rally 2020

Andaaz captain and junior Akshat Rohatgi says the team has always been interested in working with Raas and Bhangra, as they are all Bollywood and hip-hop fusion dance clubs. This is the first time these three teams have collaborated for a rally performance. “I feel like we give back to the school in a way [when we perform],” Rohatgi said. “We just love performing in general at shows, and especially at rallies since we performed at the Homecoming Rally earlier this year.”
How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally
February 19, 2020
How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally

Homecoming Rally 2019

“I thought this Homecoming Rally was better [than the Welcome Back Rally],” freshman Arushi Shah said. “There were more activities, they were more fun, and then it was decorated better. I just thought it was a really nice experience to be a part of.”
Despite scheduling changes the Homecoming Rally successfully kicks off Homecoming Week
October 13, 2019
Despite scheduling changes the Homecoming Rally successfully kicks off Homecoming Week

The audition process behind Andaaz

Andaaz captains Vega Jethani, Akshat Rohatgi, Sachi Roy, and Surya Ramesh for the 2019-20 school year. Photo by Shreshta Ranganathan
Andaaz captains and new members reflect on trying out for the team and the future of Andaaz for the 2019-20 school year
September 27, 2019

oing into the 2019 Andaaz auditions, senior captains Vega Jethani and Surya Ramesh and junior captains Akshat Rohatgi and Sachi Roy asked every student auditioning the same question: “What is the most...

Monta Vista Andaaz at ‘Spotlite on India’

MV Andaaz poses at the end of their routine at LHS SIlsilay 2019. Photo used with permission.
An inside look into the dance team’s home show preparations
April 12, 2019

As the school year winds down, the MV Andaaz team is preparing for its first and last home show of the year, Spotlite on India, hosted by Indian-American Student Association (IASA). Despite taking part...

Three dancers. Three journeys.

Three dancers. Three journeys.
MV Andaaz members share their dance backgrounds
October 26, 2018

Taking the floor: What makes different Indian dances unique

Taking the floor: What makes different Indian dances unique
November 15, 2017

n a school where the student body is 83 percent Asian, influences from different Asian cultures are especially prominent. One such way for South Asian students to express their cultural heritage is through...

MV Andaaz discusses their goals for the year and how they can improve

MV Andaaz discusses their goals for the year and how they can improve
September 15, 2017

His first Bollywood performance was at Google in his freshman year, with almost 3,000 people gathered for Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. Looking back, he’s sure that he had made many mistakes,...

MV Andaaz takes the stage with an all-new captain team

MV Andaaz takes the stage with an all-new captain team
October 21, 2016

In most clubs, the officer team is comprised of experienced leaders, with some being second year officers. But that’s not the case for MV Andaaz, whose leaders for the 2016-2017 school year are all new. Originally,...

Sunday Projects: Backstage Tashan

Photo by Trisha Kholiya.
April 10, 2016

Check out what happened during the show here. 5:30 p.m. It’s an hour and a half before the 7 p.m. show’s start on Apr. 9, but the broken clock on the far wall of the MVHS Student Union insists that...

Sunday Projects: Tashan

Sunday Projects: Tashan
April 10, 2016

Story written by Trisha Kholiya and Mingjie Zhong. MV TASHAN PERFORMANCE by El Estoque on Exposure Check out what happened before the show here.

Dance club MV Andaaz returns with a new name and style

Dance club MV Andaaz returns with a new name and style
August 21, 2015

Updated on August 22 at 6:57 PM: MV Andaaz will not be having Sunday practices.  Updated on August 22 at 6:57 PM: MV Andaaz will also be performing at Spotlite on India.  VHS features four very...

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