Bollywood Flash Mob in New York City for National Dance Day

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NEW YORK — Bollywood and dance go hand and hand, add in New York City, which is one of the eminent cities in the world for dance and dancers and you have a perfect combination for a special event to celebrate dance! Dhoonya Dance, the Bollywood dance school that has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS, Dr. Oz, and the USA Network series Royal Pains, is organizing an outdoor Bollywood flash mob that will take place Saturday, July 30 at 6:30 pm in Bowling Green Park (Broadway and Whitehall St) in New York City!

The timing coincides with this year’s National Dance Day, which Congress officially recognized last year as an effort to celebrate dance across the nation[1]. Dhoonya Dance choreographed the first-ever Bollywood flashmob in Washington, D.C. in May 2010, which drew more than 350 participants.

“Bollywood’s musical numbers are a hallmark of this genre, and the colorful costumes, enchanting beats, and upbeat choreography, are a perfect fit for a flashmob,” Priya Pandya, co-founder and New York managing director of Dhoonya Dance, said.

The Dhoonya Dance flashmob will feature two songs: the item number “Sheila Ki Jawani” from Tees Maar Khan, followed by the disco-inspired track “I Hate You [Like I Love You]” from the latest Bollywood movie everyone is talking about, Delhi Belly.

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Flashmob participants are asked to arrive at 6 pm. Participants can wear any bright color or their Dhoonya Dance t-shirt.

The event will go on rain or shine. (Dancing in the rain is SO Bollywood!)

All are welcome. Bring and teach your friends, family and anyone who is curious what Bollywood dance is all about.

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Dhoonya Dance is the nation’s fastest growing Bollywood-inspired dance school and performance company. Dhoonya dancers have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Dr. Oz show, the CBS Early Show, and the USA Network series Royal Pains. Founded in 2005 in Washington, D.C., Dhoonya Dance School was the District’s pioneering school and dance company in Bollywood-inspired dance. With a second headquarters established in New York in 2009, Dhoonya Dance has taught thousands of adults, children, and teenagers at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The Dhoonya Dance Performance Company has danced at numerous festivals, ceremonies, and special events, with appearances alongside number one recording artist Jay Sean (of the number one hit “Down” with Lil Wayne), and DJ Rekha. Dhoonya Dance has been featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post. (

[1] Dhoonya Dance is not affiliated with So You Think You Can Dance nor any of its National Dance Day activities.

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