International Dance Team
Tier Level: Competitive
Captain: Ashley Martin
Advisor: Pallavi Patel
Dues: $75/year and dependent upon travel
Season begins: August
Practice Schedule: Tuesday 8:45-10:45pm MPRA; Wednesday/Thursday 9:15-10:45pm MPRA; Sunday 6-9pm MPRB at the Campus Recreation Center
Club History: The IDTalso referred to as UC Dhadak is a bollywood fusion team that was founded in 2009 by a group of 15 students. IDT is composed of members of various backgrounds who bring diverstiy and uniqueness to the team. Our competing name is UC Dhadak and although we are an Indian dance team, the team is not restricted. Similar to any fusion team, UC Dhadak combines multiple genres into one performance. Our genres include hip hop, bollywood, classical, salsa, bhangra, and raas. Every year we compete in regional fusion competitions that are held to educate people to embrace the fusion of Eastern and Western cultures in today's diverse society.
Accomplishments: In 2012 - 13, we had an undefeated season of 5-0 winning 1st place at 5 competitions. We travelled to Texas, Atlanta, Michigan, and Miami, Florida. We ended up winning the nationals competitions and we are now 1st in the nation as a bollywood fusion team! Fall 2013 - Performed at the Asian Student Welcome in August -Performed at an Indian Wedding Ceremony in October -Won 1st place at Jhalak Dance Competition and received a Bollywood America National Bid to San Francisco -Participating in the Midwest's Greatest Talent Show in December.