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Dance like DU: Delhi Universities societies unplugged

If dancing is your passion and strength, then you should consider joining the western dance society of your college. Not only is dancing a perfect way to keep yourself fit, but its also one of the best way to express yourself.

education Updated: Jul 14, 2012 00:03 IST
Geetika Aggarwal
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If dancing is your passion and strength, then you should consider joining the western dance society of your college. Not only is dancing a perfect way to keep yourself fit, but its also one of the best way to express yourself.



These societies provide a perfect platform to their members to show their talent and interact with people having similar interests. But do keep in mind that the amount of hard work and time you’ll have to put in would be immense. We list some of the popular western dance societies of the varsity.



Misba, Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce

One of the strongest western dance societies in DU is that of Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce (GGSC) known as Misba. Popular for their versatility, each Misbaite shares a unique bond with the team. They bagged the winner trophy at the college dance fests of IIM Ahmedabad, JDMC, Hansraj, CBS and many more.



If you wish to be a member of this society then gear up for a tough time at the trials. “The auditions can leave the stars surrounding your heads. With nervousness in their heart and confidence in their mind, each aspirant gets registered to make an impression with their own magical moves,” says Swati Bhutiani, a member.


Current President- Sanchit Gupta


Number of members (2011-12) - 14


Biggest competitor- “Every competitor is our biggest competitor."



Mudra , Jesus and Mary College

One of the most popular teams on university’s dance circuit, Mudra, the western dance society of this college, is all about glamour which they portray through their rocking


performances each year. “We need no introduction, our feet speak for us,” is how Vidushi Kumar, president of Mudra, describes her team.



Each member has to go through a three-tier audition and stay back for five hours of rigorous practice at least thrice a week. The members of the society are immensely talented and passionate towards dance.



“We love doing stunts and lifts. They require a lot of practice and precision,” adds Kumar. They won them a number of awards last year including first prize in the college fests of DCAC, Daulat Ram, St. Stephen’s and many more.


Current President- Vidushi Kumar


Number of members (2011-12)- 16


Biggest competitor- IIT Delhi



Zeal, Maitreyi college


Variety is the essence of life and the western dance society of Maitreyi College, Zeal, sure knows it well. They may be known for their unique usage of props, their daring and multi-coloured wigs, but their facial expressions is their trademark. They rehearse for at least three hours on regular basis.



“The trying of the lifts sessions surely mean someone is going home with a broken hand .But even this surely can’t keep us away from dancing,” says Srishti Saxena, a member. They bagged the first prize in a number of college fests last year like that of Hansraj, Daulat Ram, Miranda House and more.


Current President: Namrita Singh


Number of members (2011-12)- 15-16


Biggest competitor- IIT Delhi and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce (Misba)



Panache, Shri Ram College of Commerce

Dancing in style since 2005, SRCC's western dance society, Panache, is one of the top notch dance societies of the varsity. As the name suggests, they are known for their grace and elegance. They say, “We dance our hearts out to the world.”



If you wish to be a part of this team then get ready to undergo three rigorous rounds of auditions which will test your versatility, endurance and flexibility. “The whole process is a lot of fun for the freshers. This year 170 students turned up for auditions,” says Vishal Dewan, a member.


Current President- Aman Lal Shreshtha


Number of members (2011-12) - 12 members


Biggest competitor- Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce (Misba)



Dance society, Lady Shri Ram College

The western dance society of Lady Shri Ram College for women, describes itself as a family of individuals with a common interest and love for dancing. “We have come together by chance but have chosen to stick together,” says Anisha Verma, a member.



Winners of competition at BITS Pilani and HT City Youth Nexus, their dance is all about poise and entertainment. To be a member of this team, you'll have to clear a three-round trial. They rehearse every day after college and hold informal orientation to bond with the new members. “We create a friendly atmosphere for the freshers to make feel comfortable and relaxed,” adds Verma.


Current President- Anandini Kapur


Number of members (2011-12)- 12-16


Biggest competitor- Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce (Misba)



Afroza, Indraprastha college

Afroza, the dancing society of IP College for Women, has always been a trend setter among the DU dance circle. If you are willing to work hard but are a little unsure about your dancing skills then don’t worry, they aim for hard-working and disciplined members rather than brilliant dancers.



"The one word that comes to my mind when I think about Afroza is ‘family'" says Sophia Ali a senior member. The winners of the Best Team trophy of this season’s Delhi Dance Fever, they rehears for 4 hours daily. To join them, you’ll have to clear a two-round trial.


Current President- Geetanjali Khanna


Number of members (2011-12)- 11


Biggest competitor- Themselves. They aim at being better than previous year.



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