About Us

UChicago Bhangra (UCB), the University's co-ed competitive Bhangra team, strives to promote Bhangra as a dance and art form to the university community and the greater Chicagoland area. The team has grown immensely in recent years, having competed around the country in places like Texas, Iowa, and Virginia. Contact us anytime throughout the year for events, weddings, or other opportunities. Bhangra is fun to watch and even more fun to dance, so we invite you to dance along and cheer us on whenever you see us perform!

Contact Details

UChicago Bhangra
Center for Leadership & Involvement
5706 S University Ave. Suite 001
Chicago, IL 60637


Who we be?

UChicago Bhangra (UCB)

2012 - Present

The team officially changed names to UChicago Bhangra (UCB) in 2012. Even with the name change and growing membership, the team retained its family-like character. UChicago Bhangra has since set out to make waves on the national compeitive circuit, performing at Nachte Raho (Iowa City), Raas Rave & Bhangra Blitz (Dallas), Nasha X (Houston), and placing first at Richmond, VA's Punjabi Mela Competition! We look forward to what the future has in store.

Balle Bhangra

2003 - 2011

Balle Bhangra performed on-campus, at weddings, for the Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago and even at Navy Pier. The team even started to perform at the national level, including performances at Nachte Raho in 2006 and 2009. Balle Bhangra quickly gained popularity on campus and won first place at UChicago’s Got Talent!


We would like to thank all of our alumni for their support, advice, and help throughout all the years. You’ll always be a part of the UCB family!

Board 2018-2019


Vrinda Agarwal Arnav Chatterjee


Julia Ran Anish Shourie

Marketing & Recruitment Chairs

Maddie Meyers Naoman Arif Annabella Gong

Social Chairs

Apoorva Gundeti Cleo Schoeplein

Past Performances


  • Pubjabi Cultural Society of Chicago Bhangra Night Chicago, IL October 14, 2017
  • Nasha X Houston, TX March 11, 2017
  • Naach Nation XV New York, NY February 25, 2017
  • Where Fun Comes to Dance [Most Energetic Group] Chicago, IL May 11, 2016
  • Punjabi Mela Bhangra Competition [First Place] Richmond, VA March 13, 2016
  • Raas Rave and Bhangra Blitz Dallas, TX February 27, 2016
  • Loyoyal University SASA's Bhangra Blowout Chicago, IL November 21, 2015
  • Nachte Raho Iowa City, IA March 6, 2015
  • Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago Bhangra Night Chicago, IL November 8, 2014

Community Performances

  • Phinix Dance Crew's Revival Showcase Chicago, IL April 15, 2017
  • Apna Ghar Benefit Gala Chicago, IL May 7, 2016
  • British International School of Chicago's Indian Cultural Show Chicago, IL April 22, 2016
  • UChicago South Asian Students Association Cultural Show Chicago, IL April 2, 2016
  • Relay for Life UChicago Chicago, IL May 29, 2015

Contact Us

UChicago Bhangra would love to dance at your event, whether that is teaching workshops or performing at weddings, philanthropy events, competitions or other events. Complete the form below with your request information. We try our best to get back to requests promptly; however, if you do not hear from us within 2-3 days, or if you have any other questions, please email us directly at UCBcaptains@gmail.com