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Team Guidelines

Important Costs


All teams and competitions participating in the Raas All-Stars 2023-2024 season will be required to pay a $20 fee to maintain and/or create their membership.

The fine due date is September 24, 2023. Failure to do so will result in a team being unable to apply or compete in the season or the removal of a competition’s bid status.

Audition Video Rules

Each team must provide a Google Drive link to view and download an audition video. The video must be in MP4 or MOV format only and the file name must be in the following format: TeamName_ CompetitionName_AuditionVideo.

Teams must adhere to the following requirements, and each RAS XVI Bid Competition must enforce the following requirements: 


1. Each team must have between 12 and 16 dancers on their roster, with a maximum of 20 roster members. The team roster must include all dancing individuals within the video. 2. For spring competitions, the audition video must be between 2:00-2:30 minutes of continuous Garba/Raas dancing (including transitions between pieces), with a 30-60 second Garba Requirement. 3. The routine performed must reflect the current routine that is intended to be performed at each competition. 4. 100% of the audition video dancers must be present in the video at all times, and their full bodies must be visible, even if standing on the side. Dancers are allowed to switch in and out. 5. At least 65% of the roster members who were listed on the application must be performing in the video. Competitions may increase this percentage at their discretion. For example, if a team has 20 roster members and the percentage of dancers is 65%, then 13 of those members must be dancing in the video. 6. Male and female dancers must wear different colored shirts to allow for visualization (no more than two standardized colors). For example, guy-girls/guys may wear black and while girls wear white throughout the entire video. 8. Camera must be fixed. There can only be one camera angle (front and center), and it cannot be zoomed or panned. A wide angle is permitted (0.5) 9. All formations must be visible. 10. The audio and video must be good quality (720p or above). 11. Audio overlay is required for all AV submissions 12. The video must either be MP4 or MOV file format. 13. File name must be in the following format: TeamName_CompetitionName_AuditionVideo.


1. Previous routines or performances will not be considered.​


2. College/university or team affiliated items must not be worn or visible in the video. This includes, but is not limited to: logo, mascot, symbol, slogan, colors, etc.


3. No costumes or props are allowed in the video, except dandiyas.


4. No stunts, themes, dialogue, or voice overs are permitted.


5. No intro/outro videos are permitted.


6. The video cannot be edited (must be continuous).


7. The video cannot have any special lighting or visual effects.

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