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Bollywood Dance Academy Launches First Winter Recital

On Sunday, December 19, the most popular Bollywood dance school in the entire Chicago area, SR Dance Academy, held its first winter recital at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

Rita and Anshika Singh launched the academy at the start of the pandemic to allow children and adults to stay active while staying indoors.

Rita Singh is an incredibly creative Chicago-based entrepreneur, investor, and community leader. Its brand, SR, is home to a variety of its own businesses that fall into the areas of IT staffing, real estate, and entertainment. His daughter, Anshika Singh, is a technology consultant at a Fortune 500 company. She is also a Purdue graduate, a former Femina Miss India finalist and a talented dancer. All of their classes were first taught virtually over Zoom for the first 12 months to ensure the safety of all students. As the quarantine was lifted throughout 2021, students slowly took to dancing in studios, while taking the safety precautions of social distancing and wearing masks.

Today, SR Dance Academy has five studios throughout the Chicago area. Students take dance lessons in Naperville, Bartlett, Schaumburg, Riverwoods and Libertyville by two famous Bollywood choreographers, Elizar and Shirley Rodrigues, who have worked in Bollywood for 20 years. They have worked side by side with iconic superstars such as Hrithik Rosha, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and many more. They even performed at very exclusive events, such as the IIFA Awards.

Since the choreographers and students were fortunately able to meet in person to practice the dances, the SR team thought it would be an amazing experience for the students to perform and present what they learned on a live stage. direct. After weeks of strategic planning, costume fittings, multiple dress rehearsals, and more, the team was able to put on a sensational recital in front of an audience of over 350 people. The event was hosted by Richa Chand along with Rita Singh and Anshika Singh.

There were 23 different performances at last Sunday’s recital. Students from the five localities and age groups 4-7, 8-11, 12-21 and adults had the opportunity to perform the dances they had been learning and practicing for several months. The students danced to many popular Bollywood songs, ranging from upbeat tempos to mellow melodies. Seeing the immense happiness in their eyes as they stood up on this big stage was just heartwarming.

The colorful LED backdrop, bright lights and talented dancers drove the crowd crazy with excitement. It was truly a wonderful experience and overall a very successful recital. Parents were mesmerized by the incredible dance performances put on by their own children. It is sure to be a difficult task for parents to keep their children safe when they join in-person dance classes and perform in public. SR Dance Academy is taking extra precautions to follow pandemic guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all students and their parents.

A successful winter recital was another acorn on the SR Dance Academy’s long list of credentials. For more information, please contact 1-833-888-3262 or [email protected] Visit