UCSC Kahaani is the premier co-ed Hindi-Film Dance Team at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


Founded in 2015 from sunny Santa Cruz, California, UCSC Kahaani is a co-ed Hindi Film Dance team at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Kahaani, meaning “story” in Hindi, consists of talented dancers striving to express their love for Bollywood dance. The team’s dance style combines styles of modern, classical, contemporary, and hip hop steps, ultimately creating a representation of Bollywood through an on-stage production of their “story”.

We have performed at:

We have competed at these competitions:

  1. Aaja Nachle 2016 in Dallas, Texas
  2. Indian Youth Association of North America (IYANA) 2016 in Los Angeles, California — Third Place
  3. Bollywood Berkeley 2017 in Berkeley, California
  4. Oak City Revolution 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina
  5. Nachle Deewane 2017 in Santa Barbara California — First Place
  6. Aaja Nachle 2018 in Dallas, Texas — First Place
  7. South Asian Showdown 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts
  8. Nachle Deewane 2018 in Santa Barbara, California

Here are our award winning performances: Nachle Deewane 2017 South Asian Showdown 2018

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