BHANGRA EMPIRE ACADEMY OF STARS

An investment into the future of our youth, community, and culture.

OUR VISION

Bhangra Empire's Academy of Stars is geared towards students that have the passion and dedication to take their Bhangra skills to the next level. Our program is for students between the ages of 8 and 17. Though auditions are open to all experience levels, we highly recommend completing our Beginner and Intermediate classes before auditioning.

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to provide a structured year-round option for students that want to improve as Bhangra dancers and performers. Through a combination of class sessions, bootcamps, and workshops, we are focused on preparing students with the tools necessary to further expand their Bhangra careers as well as provide exciting performance opportunities.


Bhangra Empire
Little Stars
Ages 8 to 11



Bhangra Empire
Rising Stars
Ages 12 to 14



Bhangra Empire
Shining/Shooting Stars
Ages 11 to 17



Bhangra Empire
All-Stars
Ages 15 to 17

ACADEMY REQUIREMENTS

2023-2024 ACADEMY AUDITIONS

Academy classes will be held once a week for 90 minutes each on Sundays at Empire Studio in Pleasanton. All academy students must be residents of the Bay Area, California. Academy auditions are only open once a year. Students that join are expected to attend all sessions during the 2023-2024 year.

Our academy teams require a level of commitment much greater than our normal classes. Below are a list of the high-level requirements students would need to adhere to:

  • Perform at all 3 Dance-Offs during the year (dates for the entire year will be provided in July)
  • Attend all classes punctually
  • Practice consistently outside of class
  • Practice multiple times a week as we get closer to the performance
  • Submit weekly practice videos of the routine you have learned

ACADEMY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

Tuesday July 11th 7PM to 8PM @ Empire Studio

This is a workshop taught by Bhangra Empire founders and past academy coaches and intended to prepare you for auditions open only to ages 8-17. It is not mandatory, however we will be going through all the different types of footwork that you will be required to know for your audition. We highly recommend people that are interested in joining our academy to attend. Tickets are available at the link below. Please note that we have limited space for this workshop so get your tickets before they sell out:

ACADEMY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP TICKETS

FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW

Please fill out the form below with the necessary information to let us know a little bit more about yourself as well as your experience in Bhangra and Dance. This is also where you will choose the session you will be auditioning at. Please note that we have a limited amount of space in the studio so the audition times will be on a first come first serve basis. You MUST audition in person at one of the times below to be considered for one of the teams.

Empire Studio
5684 Stoneridge Dr STE B
Pleasanton, CA 94588


Academy Auditions
Audition Session 1 - Thursday July 13th, 2023 from 7PM to 9PM (FULL)
Audition Session 2 - Sunday July 16th, 2023 from 1PM to 3PM (FULL)
Audition Session 3 - Sunday July 16th, 2023 from 3PM to 5PM (FULL)
Audition Session 4 - Sunday July 16th, 2023 from 5PM to 7PM

We will be accepting a limited amount of students between the ages of 8 and 17. We will be sending results via email within 1 week of the audition. Please follow the steps below to reserve your audition spot:

WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS

The audition process will be 2 hours long. We will teach a 45-60 second routine to everybody in the first hour and you will audition in the second hour in groups of 2-4. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water to stay hydrated.

WHEN TO EXPECT RESULTS

Audition results will be made available the last week of July