Garba. Raas. Bollywood. Bhangra. This event highlights four of the most popular dance styles throughout the night. Dance lessons are taught for each genre of dance for anybody who wants to learn some new Indian dance moves. We also serve a large variety of Indian appetizers throughout the night!

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Welcome to the Indian Student Alliance.


ISA celebrates the Festival of Lights annually in the fall each year. This event includes an authentic indian dinner, along with a cultural show featuring indian performances from members of the community. Applications can be found here:

Gathe Raho

Gathe Raho is an all voices singing competition located in the heart of the Midwest at the University of Iowa. However, we cannot keep calling it “all voices” so let’s use the term A’Cappella.

Nachte Raho

For the past ten years, Nachte Raho has been a thriving cultural program at the University of Iowa.  The tremendous success of our show over the past few years, has quickly made us the biggest intercollegiate dance competition in the Midwest.