Mohr Elementary

Dandiya Night this Friday!



1. WHAT IS DANDIYA?

The word Dandiya literally means colorfully decorated sticks. In the context of this event, however, Dandiya represents a "stick dance" that is usually performed in a group. It is hard to explain, so take a look at these two videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NUfGMTMUew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEcFFtDnyXc

Clearly, some of the attendees in the second video can’t dance, which leads us to the next question …

2. CAN I ATTEND IF I CAN’T DANCE OR DON'T KNOW THE CULTURE OR CUSTOMS?

Of course!!! This event is designed to bring the ENTIRE Mohr community together. It will be a fun night to enjoy music, spend time with friends, and eat fresh Indian food. Your PTA will be THRILLED if you could attend. And please go ahead and invite your family and friends too!

3. WHAT DO I WEAR?

See the videos above. Most of the attendees will wear traditional Indian outfits, but wear whatever you feel comfortable in, preferably something colorful. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us at SoarAtMohr@gmail.com.

4. I’M INTERESTED! WHERE I CAN BUY THE TICKETS?

You can buy them online at:

http://MohrDandiya.weebly.com

The price is $15 for adults and $7 for children from the ages of 5-11. This is the EARLY BIRD price. In order to plan the logistics for this event -- which is only 8 DAYS away -- and place orders with the vendors, we will be INCREASING THE PRICES over the weekend to $17 and $9, respectively. So, please purchase your tickets before the prices go up, or the tickets sell out.

5. WHAT DO I GET FOR THE PRICE OF THE TICKET?

First and foremost, you are contributing to your PTA; 100% of all funds will go to enriching the lives of our children and our school. And second, the ticket price includes the Dandiya experience bollywood style (i.e live music, dancing), introductory classes for adults and kids who want to learn to dance, music performances, and a 9 course Indian buffet. There will also be prizes for best-dressed boys and girls! And if you are a PTA member, you will get a free pair of colorful Dandiya sticks, while supplies last.

What are you waiting for? Click on the link above, and see you at the event!

Mohr PTA
soaratmohr@gmail.com