The Way I Are Dance Challenge

IndianRaga The Way I Are Dance Challenge

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Announcing the IndianRaga Way I Are Dance Challenge! Join hundreds of dancers and groups choreographing to this Jathi Mix across the world. Show us what you’ve got, and if you’re one of the coolest ones around we will feature your performance to millions of people worldwide. Dancers of all genres welcome – classical, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap and more!

This is a great opportunity to get your performance shared by IndianRaga and all artists in this piece – Gives you a solid boost in viewership on your channel! You also join a community of passionate dancers who will be the first to receive notifications for future IndianRaga Dance Challenges.

DEADLINE: All submissions due by midnight Pacific time on October 15, 2018.
Deadline extended to 10PM Pacific time on October 21, 2018.
Submissions will ONLY be accepted as YouTube video links.

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Download free audio MP3 of of the music at

  • Name of the Group
  • Email of the Team Lead
  • Phone No of Team Lead
  • Mention facebook page and/or youtube channel links to be tagged, if selected
  • Please add a 1-2 sentence note to go along with the video in the description that introduces your group and tell us why you participated in 'The Way I Are Dance Challenge' (Max 50 words)
  • Please upload to youtube and submit the link here
    To qualify, please ensure that 'IndianRaga The Way I Are Challenge' is mentioned in the video title
  • Please name the track as: IndianRaga The Way I Are Dance Challenge - your team name
    In description, please mention: This is our entry for the IndianRaga The Way I Are Dance Challenge

1. Name the track as: IndianRaga Way I Are Dance Challenge – your team name
2. In description, please mention: This is our entry for the IndianRaga Way I Are Dance Challenge
3. It can be a solo entry or a group entry – we will evaluate them separately
4. You can submit as One-Take videos or with creative editing – we will evaluate them separately

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Technique
Technique and perfection matter a lot to us at IndianRaga, no matter what the style. Attention to detail, perfect execution of steps, and authenticity of the art form will be valued a lot.

2. Choreography and Performance
Our Jathi Mix is quite unique in itself, and we would value choreography that aligns uniquely to it and brings out the music well. The performance must do justice to the choreography and be executed well.

3. Creativity and Expressions
Feel free to get creative and have fun with the track. Creativity could be in choreography, performance, attire, location, theme – anything!

4. Setting and Production Quality
We are not looking for fancy or expensive production at all. However, videos must be pleasant to watch and not be difficult on the eye. So please pick settings that are not distracting from the performer. Please do not have shaky videos, do not shoot in portrait mode, and think about how to make the video as engaging as possible.

If you do not have the resources for interesting settings or production aspects, please feel free to submit a simple one-take video. We will compile all such videos and evaluate them separately to give special shoutouts to the very best in each.

5. Coordination (For Group Videos)
Please work on getting participants perfectly in sync with each other, both performance wise and the visual aspects.