S R Dance Academy organized a grand Dance Recital with 14 Acts and with a crowd of around 400 Spectators including student dancers for their first ever In-Person Dance Recital at Mall of India, 776 S Route 59, Naperville IL 60540 on June 19th 2021.
S R Dance Academy was started by Rita Singh who is an Entrepreneur, Investor, and Community leader based in Chicago. Her brand, SR, houses a variety of her own companies that fall under the domains of IT consulting, real estate, and entertainment. However, her main passion and purpose is to give back to the community, especially during a time as critical as the one we are facing now. What a better way to give back happiness to community by making people groove to the tunes of Bollywood! Dance Recital did it for the 400+ crowd that gathered to watch the Recital!
S R Dance Academy was first launched on April 28th, 2020 and is a dance school open to all ages and skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. The main objective of S R Dance Academy is to connect our community with our rich cultural heritage and provide a platform for kids and adults to learn Bollywood Dance and Bolly Zumba from the best Bollywood Choreographer and dance teacher. They have partnered with two incredibly talented Choreographers Elizar Rodriguez and Shirley Rodriguez who have extensive experience working in Bollywood for the past 20 years. They have worked with iconic superstars such as Salman Khan, Varun Dhavan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, and many more, and have performed at prestigious events, such as The IIFA Awards. Not only are they talented dancers, but also have a love for teaching dance.
We all know Dance helps improve our mental and emotional health by reducing stress, decreasing the symptoms of anxiety and depression, and boosting our self-esteem. But the other dimension of this is how it helps kids’ and adults’ who are away from the Homeland keep their culture alive through dance forms associated with India be it Classical, Semi-Classical, Bollywood Fusion. S R Dance Academy is proud to be a bridge that connects people to their Culture. S R provides Bollywood fusion dance classes that are categorized by age groups 4-7 years, 8-11 years, 12-21 years, and Adults. Adults also have the option to take Bolly Zumba classes, which is a fun workout style dance class that combines Bollywood dance and Zumba.
During the quarantine, all dance classes took place over Zoom, but once the restrictions got lifted, they planned a grand In-Person Recital and it was a huge success. Recital had 14 Acts with each act outperforming the other which could be seen from the crowd grooving for the numbers with excitement building up to the finale Act 14 by their Senior Troupe on a Patriotic song which was a fitting finale performance of the Day. The event was Emceed by Richa Chand who did an excellent job. S R plans to launch 16 studios in the Chicago area, with their first studio already open in Naperville.
The In-Person Recital started with our Junior Troupe Team offering their Prayers to Lord Shree Ganesha. It is common in Indian tradition to start an event or a new beginning with a Prayer Song to invoke the blessings of God. Their youngest 4-7 years age category kids showcased their talents with a Bollywood Act on Baby Ko Cake Pasand Hai song which was a treat to the eyes with their charming dance movements. Bolly-Hop by 12-21 years group showcased a vivacious act through The Jawani Song. Dangal Song was performed by 8-11 years group kids which has a great message conveyed through the song – ‘Whenever fate gives you a chance to do something and prove yourself, work at it and you’ll reap the reward’ and Adult Filmy Act had the parents dancing their heart-outs for a mix of Bollywood Songs. Adults proved that age is just a number when it came to dancing their hearts out. The Bolly-Hop & Semi-Classical act was performed in the 12-21 years category. Act 13 had our own Choreographers showing their prowess as to why they are the best in the town.
One among S R Dance Academy’s goals was to not only provide dance classes within the Naperville community but to also offer classes for other locations and they are inching towards that with Summer Camp starting on July 16th, 2021. Summer Camp Flyer has already gathered enough attention with Registrations filling up fast for other locations such as Bartlett, Schaumburg, Riverwoods as well. S R aims to provide a large platform for the kids to perform at various concerts and shows as we come out of pandemic. SR plans to open dance studios in all the major cities in the USA. For more details, please visit their website srdanceacademy.com or contact them at [email protected] or call 1-833-888-3262