The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Behind MV Bhangra

Behind MV Bhangra

Yixuan (Joyce) Li, Riya Murthy, and Eshika Tiwari December 15, 2023

Step behind the scenes of MV Bhangra, where the beats are bold and the connection to Indian culture is real. Exploring the club's approach to crafting engaging shows and its genuine connection to Indian...

Sophomore Lotus Wu dances with her brother in the first annual Family Jam, a group dance featuring MVDT members and their families.

MV Dance Team hosts “Santa’s Workshop”

Aidan Ruan and Lillian Wang December 11, 2022
Student dance groups perform in the annual Winter Showcase
Dancing on a deadline

Dancing on a deadline

Crystal Cheng and Lillian Wang June 1, 2022
MVHS dance groups prepare for their spring showcase
The MV IASA officer team kicks off Spotlite on India 2022 with a welcome from President and senior Atmaja Patil.

IASA hosts first in-person Spotlite on India in two years

Shivani Madhan and Jiya Singh April 18, 2022
Diving deeper into the night of cultural performances
Auditioning for the MV Bhangra team to face my fear of humiliation

I don’t dance

Anushka De, News Editor May 22, 2020
Facing my fear of humiliating myself through Bhangra
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.”

A photo recap of the Winter Dynamic Duos Rally 2020

Charlotte Chui and Ayah Ali-Ahmad February 19, 2020
How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally
Prospective MV Bhangra members attend workshops in order to learn and perfect a short routine. Prior dance experience was not required in order to attend, since they were taught the basics.

MV Bhangra: From missing advisor to new team

October 12, 2019
MV Bhangra changes advisors and conducts tryouts to start off the 2019-20 season
Preparing for Spotlite

Preparing for Spotlite

Shuvi Jha April 12, 2019

Each year, the Indo-American Student Association (IASA) hosts Spotlite on India, a show that aims to showcase various aspects of Indian culture, such as music, fashion and dance. Featuring dance acts by...

Show time for MVHS Raas

Show time for MVHS Raas

Stuti Upadhyay February 8, 2019

The first few months of a new year are busy for most MVHS students: full of tests, projects, standardized testing, extracurriculars and much more. But for the MVHS Raas team, the period between January...

Senior Sabina Law and Leslie Ligier dance as the captain watch.

Welcoming diversity: The non-Indian dancers of MV Bhangra

Jai Uparkar November 21, 2018
MVHS Bhangra team has more ethnic diversity on their team than previous years
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