Welcome to MastiFest 2017 - Bollywood / Dandiya Dance Dhamaka!

Stone Bridge High School, Ashburn, VA

Saturday September 30, 2017

An evening full of unforgettable fun, entertainment and music. Come along with your family and friends to make this fest momentous !!!
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Delicious Vegetarian Dinner by Rangoli Indian Restaurant included in Admission Price.

MastiFest2017 was a huge success!!   Thank you for your continued support!!!
  • Better Education Endowment invites you to Annual Cultural Event MastiFest2017.
  • Better Education Endowment is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) NonProfit Organization Registered in the State of Virginia.  
  • Delicious Vegetarian Dinner by Rangoli Indian Restaurant included in Admission Price.
  • Live "Sunaad Music" Orchestra. Dance Non-stop with the area's most popular rhythm masters. Sway to the beats of Bollywood & fusion dandiya/garbha.
  • Exciting prizes for Best Dressed / Best Dancer & more.
  • Exciting Raffles to be won.
  • Courtesy child supervision is included for kids (3yrs to 10yrs).
  • Dandiya sticks provided free-of-cost (on use & return basis).
  • Magic Show, Balloon Sculpting and other exciting activities.
  • Admission limited to provide quality event.
  • Donation Tickets are non-refundable and non-cancellable.
  • Popular Travel Guide and Trip Planner Virginia.org endorses MastiFest.


Event Timeline (6pm to 9:30pm)

  • 6 pm -  8 pm: Garbha/Dandiya Dance (Main Gym)
  • 7 pm onwards: Cafeteria opens for Kids (10&below) Dinner and their accompanying parents only.
  • 7:30 pm: Children's Magic Show (Aux. Gym)
  • 7:30 pm: Complimentary Dinner opens to all.
  • 8 pm onwards: Children's Activities (Aux. Gym)
  • 8 - 9:30 pm: Bollywood/Fusion Dance (Main Gym)
  • 9 pm sharp : Cafeteria Closes
  • 9:30 pm: Prize Distribution & Event Conclusion


Event Information

Date : Saturday, September 30th 2017
Time : 6pm to 9:30pm
Venue : Stone Bridge High School, Ashburn, VA
  : Approx. 10 min from Herndon/SouthRiding / 15 min from Reston
  : At Gate : Kids $20; Adults/Youth - $30
  : Dinner is complimentary with purchase of tickets.
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Better Education Endowment Past Achievements

The Better Education Endowment (a registered non-profit) fosters and promotes educational, literary, charitable, health and cultural objectives through passionate and selfless commitment of its organizers and volunteers, towards furthering the thought that every life, regardless of where it has lived, has equal value.
  • MastiFest2017 is a fund raising event to support and subsidize upcoming educational events like MastiSpell.
  • MastiSpell - our Jr. Spelling Bee -- now in its ninth year attracted spellers from TWENTY states from US as well as from India and China. Scripps2017 qualifiers included over a dozen MastiSpellers.
  • MastiSpeller Vanya Shivashankar is Scripps2015 National Champion.
  • Annual Cultural Event MastiFest is a Fund-Raising event attended enthusiastically by 1000+ patrons year-over-year.
  • In its sixth year -- MastiSpell2012 attracted spellers from TWELVE states -- both far-away states as IL, TX, KS, OH, FL, NY and NJ as well locally from PA, NC, MD, DC and VA.
  • MastiFest2010 welcomed Omi Vaidya -- to NoVa/DC. Over 700 patrons graced MastiFest2010.
  • In its fourth year -- MastiSpell2011 attracted nearly 225 top spellers representing more than 100 unique Public Elementary Schools and Private Academies from EIGHT states KS, NC, PA, NY, NJ, MD, DC and VA.
  • MastiFest events over the past ten years were memorable and sold out events.


Come one! Come all...

Dandiya is a mesmerizing poetry of human movements in tune to captivating rhythmic beats, intermittent jingling sound of bells and clattering of colorful sticks, and electrifying flow of colors and light. For those who have entered, even once, in the magnetic range of its enticement, it is poetry par excellence. No wonder then, from the tiny tribal pockets of ancient India it has reached every corner of the world, not just reached the divergent 'pandals' of our multi-cultural world; it is virtually conquering every cultural space it is allowed to unwind the young and those whose minds are young, loudly. The story of dandiya is like no other in that it has successfully traversed the bounds of all human contrivances of nationality, religion, and sectarian interests. Come one! Come all!! Join us and dance with us at the most rocking Dandiya/Bollywood Dance extravaganza in town!!!