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Preparing for Spotlite

Preparing for Spotlite

Shuvi Jha

April 12, 2019


Filed under Briefs

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 MVHS Indian dance groups such as MV Raas and Bhangra, as well as music performances from various stude...

Monta Vista Andaaz at ‘Spotlite on India’

Monta Vista Andaaz at ‘Spotlite on India’

Ishani Singh

April 12, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Uncategorized

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 in several shows at various other schools both within and outside of FUHSD this year, Spotlite is co...

Finding his voice

Finding his voice

Shuvi Jha and Swara Tewari

February 9, 2019


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IASA officer and Indian classical singer explains how IASA and Spotlite have helped him connect with his culture

Indian-American Student Association (IASA) kicks off Spotlite

Shuvi Jha and Swara Tewari

December 9, 2018


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On Monday, Nov. 11, the Indo-American Student Association (IASA) met during lunch for its fourth meeting of the year. The topic of the meeting centered around Spotlite, IASA’s annual cultural showcase. The show raises money for Ekal Vidyalaya, a charity that advocates for children’s education in r...

Spotlite dates moved up because of schedule complications

Spotlite dates moved up because of schedule complications

Aanchal Garg

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

A lmost 50 people filed into math teacher Sushma Bana’s room during lunch, most arriving within minutes of the bell ringing. MVHS Indo-American Student Association (IASA) officers huddled at the front of the room, waiting to start their presentation. Their audience was a group of dancers, singers a...

Can’t Stop the Feeling: Bhangra dancers prepare for their final performance

Can’t Stop the Feeling: Bhangra dancers prepare for their final performance

Shriya Deshpande

May 31, 2017


Filed under GIFs, Multimedia

ne team, one practice every Friday, one final performance for the school year: as the Bhangra team prepares to spring into their performances, they receive a final word of advice and a wealth of encouragement from team captains who have since graduated MVHS.   In one of their final practices, Bha...

How to prepare for the Spotlite on India 2016 auditions

How to prepare for the Spotlite on India 2016 auditions

Devika Watave

January 4, 2016


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The Indo-American Student Association has begun planning for its biggest event of the year: Spotlite on India. This is MVHS’s Indian cultural show, which takes place in May and features acts such as dancing, singing and playing instruments. Auditions will be held in January for main acts and in February...

Dance club MV Andaaz returns with a new name and style

Dance club MV Andaaz returns with a new name and style

Shriya Deshpande

August 22, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

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 different dance teams that are not only comprised of completely unique styles but also of special at...

Desi pride

Desi pride

Karishma Mehrotra

May 23, 2010


Filed under Top Headlines

https://elestoque.org/images/stories/topheadlines/spotlitetop.jpg Spotlite on India amazes the audience yet again Read More »...

Spotlite dazzles

Spotlite dazzles

Shreya Shankar

May 28, 2009


Filed under Uncategorized

In typical Indian fashion, the show started a half-hour late, littered with endearing glitches and tons of distinctive Desi humor. Read More »...