INDIA ABROAD February 10, 2017 T2 NY/NJ/CT
By George Joseph
s if in a Bollywood
costumed young performers representing 11
dance schools in the
tristate area competed in the
Dance Pe Chance in New Jersey –
a celebration of India’s Republic
Children as young as 5 joined
the Jan. 28 showcase at Plainfield
High School, bringing movie-style glitz and their own personal
grace to the contest, organized
by the Federation of Indian
Associations NY NJ CT.
The competition was held in
three categories: minor, junior
The top prizes went to Arya
Dance Academy led by Rupal
Patel. The school won the “best
of the best” award along with
first prizes in minor and senior
categories and second prize in
the junior category. Dancing
Shiva won first place in the junior category.
Following opening remarks by
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Dance Pe Chance showcases young talent, Bollywood-style
Republic Day Extravaganza
Above, a dance performance at the Dance Pe Chance competition organized by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) Jan. 28 at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Below, The Arya Dance Academy team after receiving the ‘Best of the Best’ award.