When people in the northwestern Indian state of Gujarat want to celebrate, the ecstatic dance, traditionally known as Garba, often provides the fuel. An essential component of wedding celebrations and of the nine-day, fall Hindu festival Navratri, Garba refers to both a style of Indian folk dance as well as the event at which the dance is performed. The dance is an intoxicating, high-energy dance style marked by handclaps and twirls.
In advance of Navratri, join us to learn more about the dance and practice the steps. Feel free to wear a long, flared skirt, kurta top or other Indian clothing.