Bollywood dance Scholarships handed to lucky group

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Honey Kalaria’s Bollywood Performing Arts Academy ‘search for stars of tomorrow’

NINE budding Bollywood dancers have been awarded scholarships by dance supremo Honey Kalaria.

Over 300 people auditioned for the places at Kalaria’s HDA Bollywood Performing Arts Academy based in East London.

Twinkle Jaiswal, 6 from Croydon, Shreena Makwana, 7, from Dagenham, Rahul Velani, 14, from Gants Hill, Kareena Mira Lawson, 16, from East Sussex, Mitesh Kumar Parmar and Kareena Raichuda both from Wembley were awarded dance scholarships.

Kalyani Mane from North London and Kishore Kumar from Luton were awarded teacher trainee scholarships, while an additional teacher training hardship scholarship was awarded to Shruti Limaye from East Ham.

Honey Kalaria, known as the Bollywood ‘Ambassador to the UK, said: “The scholarship auditions were extremely competitive with a range of applicants of all ages showcasing their talent.  It was a difficult decision but we are pleased with the students we have chosen and we are delighted to be able to assist Shruti with her scholarship funding on this occasion.  They all display great potential and ability in their chosen fields and we’re looking forward to nurturing their talent and helping them towards realising their dreams.”

Students wishing to develop their dance skills professionally can enrol on the ‘Bollywood Dance & Performing Arts’ course where they will have the opportunity to take fully accredited professional Bollywood dance exams and medal tests if they wish to.  The syllabus has been devised by Honey herself and approved by the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing (UKA), which is a member of the World Dance Council and International Association of Modern Indian Arts (IAMIA). 

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