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The Blue & Gray Press | May 25, 2018

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UMW Dance clubs deserve to be recognized by sports communities

April 27, 2017 |


There has been a debate over what category dance falls under for years. The general public as a form of art, or as a physical activity, but never as a sport has typically viewed dance. While many dance classes are held in gym studios (UMW even boasts its own Zumba dance fitness program), why is there hesitation to refer to dance as a sport?Read More

UMW Style: Cultural Expression at Multicultural Fair

April 5, 2017 |

“I have brought an awareness of the joy and color celebrated in the Punjab region this Multi-Fair. This form of celebration is also categorized as a dance form called Bhangra. Bhangra, the term, literally means ‘to be intoxicated with joy.'”Read More

Humans of UMW

November 19, 2014 |


Bhangra is a dance usually done to welcome spring. It originated in the northern area of India, the Punjab region.Read More

They’ve got the beat: Bhangra Beat

November 13, 2013 |

Bhangra Beat returned to the Anderson Center on Nov. 9 to showcase the talented dance teams from multiple Virginia colleges.Read More

Bhangra Beat Brings Indian Style Dance Entertainment

November 28, 2012 |

Bhangra Beat made an upbeat and energetic return to the spotlight on Nov. 17 in the Anderson Center.Read More

Fair Draws Thousands Despite Weather

April 13, 2011 |


Cloudy and cold weather did not stop the 21st annual Multicultural Fair at the University of Mary Washington this past Saturday.

While this year’s fair saw fewer visitors than in 2010, the attendance was still strong, according … Read More

The bhangra beat goes on

November 17, 2010 |

By Kelly Knight

The sixth annual Bhangra Beat shook the Great Hall on Saturday night when five college dance teams took the stage.

“I know how we can become millionaires. We can bottle up their energy, into liquid energy, … Read More