Penn Dhamaka

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Penn Dhamaka is the University of Pennsylvania's premier competitive all-male fusion dance troupe. Dhamaka peforms a variety of dance styles, including Bhangra, Hip-Hop, Bollywood, Kuthu, Raas, and more. They strive to spread their passion for dance, entertainment, and the cultures of South Asia to people across the country, while also developing a sense of brotherhood and community among the team.

In addition to their annual Fall show at Penn, Dhamaka travels to competitions at various campuses around the East Coast.

Stay tuned for details about auditions and look forward to their performances at SAS Mini Cultural Show and SPAN—coming up soon!

Check out their past performances here:

Legends 2022: 

Buckeye Mela 2020: 


Most Recent
Question: How much of a time commitment is Dhamaka (in hours per week)? - Anonymous

The time commitment is variable based on the time of year (i.e. the hours per week is very different depending on whether there is no upcoming performance vs. competition next week). Expect 8 - 12 hours a week of dancing on average, with less or more depending on the time of year. Know that the team understands school is a priority and that we can be flexible based on your workload during certain times of year -- if you have a big upcoming test, for example, we can work around it as long as you let us know early enough.

- Ritvik Bodducherla
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Question: When are tryouts for the fall? - Anonymous

Tryouts will be the weekend of 09/04, and you can come either that Saturday or Sunday. We will keep you updated on the exact timing and location. We will also have plenty of social events and opportunities to meet the team prior to that!

- Ritvik Bodducherla
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Basic Info

17 Registered (20 - 50 Members)

Currently Accepting Members

Audition Required

Both Semesters


How to Get Involved

Come through to auditions on 9/2 or 9/3 from 2pm-5pm (you only have to attend one of the sessions). Both auditions will be held in Platt Peforming Arts House Room 175.

Checkout our instagram for more auditions info

No prior dance experience is necessary!

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