Dance academy

SR Dance Academy students rock their summer recital

On Sunday, June 12, the most popular Bollywood dance school in the entire Chicago area, SR Dance Academy, held its summer recital at the distinguished Mall of India.

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 5 studios throughout the Chicago area. Students take dance lessons in Naperville, Bartlett, Schaumburg, Riverwoods and Libertyville by two phenomenal famous Bollywood choreographers, Elizar and Shirley Rodrigues, who have been working in Bollywood for 20 years. They have worked side by side with iconic superstars such as Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and many more. They even performed at very exclusive events, such as the IIF Awards and celebrity concerts.

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 500 people. The event was hosted by Tanu Singh along with Rita Singh.

Master of Ceremonies Tanu Singh started the program by announcing the American and Indian national anthem. There were 15 different performances at the recital last Sunday. Students from 7 locations 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. The dancers shone with joy as they performed for us which made it such a special night. There were families who came all over the United States to watch the show! The spectacular backdrop, clear loud music and lights made the recital even more heartwarming. 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 certain that it is a difficult task for parents to ensure the safety of their children when participating in in-person dance lessons and performing 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. SR Dance Academy is a great dance company filled with amazing dancers who are safe and have fun!