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September 25, 2012 > Induz Dandiya for a cause

Induz Dandiya for a cause

Submitted By Ray Mitra

Since the 1970s, school art and music programs across the United States have been drastically cut, and the recent downturn in the economy has once again forced schools to make further cuts in the art and music curriculum. Bay Area non-profit Induz provides free art education for orphan children in India and at 14 low-income schools across the Bay Area. Induz organizes events in the Bay Area to raise funds for these projects, connecting people and cultures through the magic of "The Art."

To continue with these efforts, Induz has organized a super exciting "Induz Dandiya" evening on October 6 at Centerville Junior High School in Fremont to raise funds for projects in both the U.S. and India. "Dandiya" is a traditional folk dance of India from Gujarat state played with two sticks, and is a very gracious and energetic dance with its own style and art. The event was sold out last year; Induz brings it back again this year featuring dandiya with a spectacular laser lights display! The very popular and well-known Bay Area artist Dimple Patel and Troupe will be the DJ for the Dandiya/Garba event. There will be free childcare, free dandiya classes, and food by Chaat Bhavan.

Tickets can be bought online from or by contacting Ray Mitra at (510) 875-5006 or Sanjay Saxena at (510) 449-8530. Advance ticket prices are $12 for adults and $7 for children up to 10 years old, and $14 for adults and $8 for children if purchased at the door. Children under five are free.

Induz Dandiya
Saturday, Oct 6
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
(Free dandiya classes from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
Centerville Junior High School Auditorium
37720 Fremont Blvd., Fremont
(510) 449-8530
(510) 875-5006
Tickets: $7 - $14

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