Foundation for Bollywood Dance in New Jersey by Varsha Naik

Varsha Naik’s Dance school- “Navrang Dance Academy” has been contributing to Bollywood Fundamental Dance choreography successfully for over 5 plus years now. Varsha Naik started her dance choreography and training Journey in 2013 and now she has established a strong foundation for Bollywood dance form in New Jersey, USA.

Organizing exclusive Dance workshop began in April – 2016 when Master Saroj Khan – Famous Bollywood Film Choreographer  and dance director , conducted a workshop with Varsha Naik of Navrang Dance Academy. This 3-day workshop was organized by “Navrang Dance Academy” in order to give the American Indians here in New Jersey and New York an opportunity to learn from the best in the Industry.

The workshop gained momentum and participants were overwhelming in number. The program had more than 100 participants, in 6 different batches as per age group right from a 6-year-old to 50 years old. It was the first time in New Jersey where participants were experiencing not just the dance but also the process of movie making and learning all that happens behind the scenes. Saroj ji being an amazing teacher that she is, she not only taught dance but gave a complete experience of understanding the meaning of dance and expressions. Of course, her lovely stories added value to the programs.

TV Asia hosted a Program – Meet & Greet which was an interactive talk show. Padamshree H.R. Shah honored Legendary Choreographer Saroj Khan for her contributions towards training and inspiring the young talented dancers.

This Successful program lead to another one soon enough in June 2016. For Navrang dance, this program not only built a foundation for more Bollywood dancing with the stars but also learning from them. Navrang then did programs and workshop  with well-known Choreographer Dr. Sandip Soparkar, Master Sathya (Tollywood), Nishi Singh (Kathak), Dharmesh Yalande and more.

Mrs Varsha Naik now has a close professional partnership with Choreographer Sandip Soparrkar and they organize USA Dance Day-Dance for a social cause every year in New Jersey. They conduct numerous dance training session on international dance forms and also give young dancers a platform to perform on stage. Navrang Dance Academy is actively involved in community service and brings awareness on various topics whether social or cultural through the medium of dance and music

Pigeon Media (Abhishek Dubey)

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