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Bollywood Performing Arts Academy Announces Open Day and New Term



 The UK’s Bollywood Ambassador, Honey Kalaria is inviting budding dancers and performers to join her Bollywood Performing Arts Academy for open days on Saturday 24th in East London and Sunday 25th August in North London, as it opens places for the new September term.

Wannabe stars of the future can take part in a free Bollywood taster class, enjoy dance performances from current students and professionals, get advice from dance trainers and Honey Kalaria and learn about performing arts opportunities the Academy can offer.

The HDA Academy has created countless stars in the UK and previous alumni have gone on to perform in films, theatre and television.  Recent achievements include Karishma Bhandari, 22 years old who has been with the Academy for four years.  She has just returned from India where Honey helped to secure a lead role for her in the Bollywood film, ‘Club Dancer’, to be screened later this year.   And keen to promote English talent in Bollywood, Honey is working with the same director again, looking to cast four lead artists with an acting age of 18-25 years old for a new project.

“It was a dream come true - being put forward by Honey Kalaria, getting selected and actually working in a Bollywood film. Since then many new opportunities have opened up for me and I’m looking forward to developing my career as an actress,” comments Karishma Bhandari.

With the new term kicking off from Friday 20 September students can choose to enrol on a number of courses.  For those wishing to learn dance, individual Bollywood and Bhangra classes will be held, in addition to dance classes combining Bollywood, Bhangra, Indian Classical, Latin American, Arabic, Hip Hop, Street, Jazz and many other dance styles.

And for those wishing to develop their Bollywood performing arts skills professionally, students can enrol on the professional course with the opportunity to take part in a Bollywood Musical at the end of the year in July 2014.  All students will have the option of taking accredited Bollywood dance exams and medal tests, as well as gaining experience in singing, acting and presenting.

“We hope people of all ages and levels will join us at the Academy.  Dancing is a great, fun way to keep fit and make new friends.  We also hope to help students build their confidence, self-esteem and career prospects within the international entertainment industry, as well as giving professionals the chance to develop as performers, dance instructors and choreographers,” comments Honey Kalaria.

Students need to enrol at the beginning of the academic term to secure their place on the dance courses and a special price of £99 for the dance courses (normal price £129) and £149 for the professional course (normal price £199) will be offered to those booking their places before Sunday 25th August.   Anyone interested in attending the open day or joining the Academy should call 07850 875087 or visit www.honeysdanceacademy.com.  A percentage of all class enrolments will be donated to The Honey Kalaria Foundation to help a number of charitable causes.

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Notes to Editors:

Honey Kalaria Foundation:

The Honey Kalaria Foundation is a charitable company limited by guarantee and a UK registered Charitable Company No: 7578654, which is currently in the process of obtaining a charity status.

The Honey Kalaria Foundation aims and objectives include:

  •  Working with global partners to create dance based projects aimed at encouraging personal growth, fitness and wellbeing
  • Encouraging the advancement of multicultural equality and understanding amongst young people
  • Advancing art, culture and creative development
  • Developing and empowering women and young people who demonstrate creative flair and a passion to achieve their personal goals.

Bollywood Performing Arts Academy:

Honey’s Dance Academy was established in 1997.  Since then over half a million participants have been given the opportunity to learn about Bollywood through dance classes, training programs and workshops.  Today, the leading Bollywood training institution has merged its weekly dance schools, to create the UK’s first Bollywood Performing Arts Academy - HDA Bollywood Performing Arts Academy - holding weekend classes in North and East London.  All classes are open to people of all ages from 4 years old to adults – amateurs and professionals.

The academic year at the academy consists of three terms of 12 weeks.   A percentage of all class enrolments will be donated to The Honey Kalaria Foundation to help various charitable causes.

Sahara One TV and Nusound Radio are supporting HDA Bollywood Performing Arts Academy to help promote talent in the UK.

Honey Kalaria is a dancer, choreographer and Bollywood ‘Ambassador to the UK.’  Star of stage, screen and radio, Honey also a Guinness Book of Records certificate holder for the largest Bollywood dance in a studio setting.She has also set up The Honey Kalaria Foundation with the aim of helping various charitable causes using the world of music, dance and performing arts.