When you’re at college hundreds of miles away from home, sometimes the rush and pace of life can get very overwhelming. There are times when I just take one deep breath in, and push it out, almost forcing myself to slow down and take in every thing happening around me, minute by minute. In times like that- it’s really great to have either a place, a group of people, or some activity to fall back on - something that will lift you up. That’s what Tamasha is to me.
Tufts Tamasha is Tufts’ only Bollywood fusion, presently all-female, competitive dance team that travels all around the country performing for hundreds of crowds. And, in the light of initiating in new TMash (our little short form for Tamasha) babies into the team, I’ve been thinking back to one year ago, and all of the experiences I’ve had with 11 girls I call my sisters. In the last year, I have traveled to three new states, performed in front of hundreds of new people, helped fundraise for my team, helped coordinate social events, and had some of the best times of my life.
Tamasha is more than just a dance team to me - they’re quite honestly a family-
Grimmett- She’s that sassy, cool aunt who is totally wacky and eccentric but lectures you on safe sex essentially 100% of the time.
Soph- Yeah, she’s just point blank a pseudo-mom/sister/best friend all in one. It’s great. Oh, and shoutout to her selfies.
Reemz- The much loved, over enthusiastic, yet with a tinge of strict-ness, aunt we all have. GAAAIIIS, SHE JUST LOVES TMASH AND LOVES THE BABIES AND JUST WANTS TO BE LOVED.
Tavi- She’s that cousin who is always super put-together, always on point, completely ready for whatever you have to throw her way, but who secretly does all these crazy, wild things when she lets her hair down.
Daisy- Well, Day-say, other than having the most on-point accent ever, is the really chill cousin - the one who won’t judge you for a thing, who you can go to, absolutely hyper from stress, who can calm you down and get you thinking straight.
Jenna- Our wonderful Jewish-team mom who never lets the morale drop and is always ready to feed us and keep us going.
SPeeps- The kick-ass cousin you go partying with, who’s always there for you no matter what.
Nik- Your baby cousin who’s had her share of life and is always down to hear your crazy stories in return.
Minni- The quiet, shy, but wonderfully sassy baby cousin who’s just got it going ON.
Allie- Well she’s just sunshine. She’s just pure sunshine, so there.
Other than being 10 people to love so whole-heartedly, Tamasha is always there for me to fall back on. They ground me, give me strength when I’m having a hard time, lift me up when I’m down, and are always going to be there for me.
People always told me to find clubs I loved in college. I’m just glad I lucked out enough to find this one.