Raniyaan di Raunaq, the first competition of its kind, is by and for women and underrepresented members of the bhangra community. Raunaq aims to recognize and elevate our dancers’ work as leaders, creators, artists, and competitors — to embrace the grit, vigor, power, and grace that goes into dancing in a male-dominated space.
Raunaq will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia, with participating teams from across the country and an audience of 1,000 people. The proceeds from our event after net operating costs will be donated to Asha for Women, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support to South Asian women living in abusive marriages and homes by empowering them to become self-reliant and live abuse-free.
The success of this competition is largely dependent upon the financial and product support of corporations and private sponsors. Costs are anticipated to be $35,000, including renting the performance venue, transportation for over 150 dancers to and from the show, prize money, and food and drink for all of the participants. Your support will allow us to make a powerful impact on competition participants.