Montclair Learns How To Bhangra

The Indian Dance Takes Over The Night

On Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, students on the campus of Montclair State University were able to learn the basic steps to the Indian dance bhanagra. The event was sponsored by Delta Sigma Iota (DSI), a multi-cultural fraternity, in the student center basement. DSI President Naval Aulakh joined his fraternity brothers Nafis Kinsey and Omar Ahmad in teaching the class. Students were able to learn the steps to two bhanagra dances. Indian food was also available for participants to try such as the sweet Indian cuisine jalebi.

MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 DELTA SIGMA IOTA FRATERNITY TEACHES BHANGRA: Montclair State University students stretch as they get ready to dance bhangra in the student center. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 DELTA SIGMA IOTA FRATERNITY TEACHES BHANGRA: Nafis Kinsey (left), Navjoat Aulakh (middle) and Omar Ahmad (right) lead students as they begin to learn steps to a bhangra dance. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 DELTA SIGMA IOTA FRATERNITY TEACHES BHANGRA: Ed Dundon looks to his fraternity brothers as he is learning the steps to the bhangra dance. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 DELTA SIGMA IOTA FRATERNITY TEACHES BHANGRA: Montclair State students go through what they learned of the bhangra dance before learning more steps. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 DELTA SIGMA IOTA FRATERNITY TEACHES BHANGRA: Jalebi, a sweet Indian cuisine, given out to students at the event to eat. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 DELTA SIGMA IOTA FRATERNITY TEACHES BHANGRA: Delta Sigma Iota along with other Montclair State students pose for a photo. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 DELTA SIGMA IOTA FRATERNITY TEACHES BHANGRA: Nafis Kinsey stays on floor wanted to take another group photo. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 DELTA SIGMA IOTA FRATERNITY TEACHES BHANGRA: Montclair Students gather around Delta Sigma Iota member Ricky Chollette to view group photo taken. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 DELTA SIGMA IOTA FRATERNITY TEACHES BHANGRA: Students gather to talk as bhangra event finishes.- photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 DELTA SIGMA IOTA FRATERNITY TEACHES BHANGRA: Delta Sigma Iota member Navjoat Aulakh helps to clean up after the bhangra event is over. — photo by Natasha Vega