MonstRAASity is Yale’s newest competitive South Asian dance team. Raas is a form of traditional folk-dance originating from Gujarat, India. Raas uses wooden sticks called dandiya, and focuses more on formations, form, and energy than most other types of South Asian folk-dance. The sticks are twirled as complex jumping and feet patterns follow addicting rhythms. The routines are often mixed with Western themes and popular music to add to the energy and creativity of the dance. MonstRAASity performed at various events throughout the last two years, and acquired beautiful, authentic costumes from India. The team really becomes family, and we bond both on and off the dance floor. We welcome everyone to audition–no experience is necessary!