BHANGRA EMPIRE SPRING 2024 DANCE OFF

March 23rd at Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center

OUR SUMMER IN-PERSON SESSION BEGINS ON APRIL 26TH
OUR SUMMER VIRTUAL SESSION BEGINS ON APRIL 28TH

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AFTERNOON SHOW

JALEBI BABIES

Dublin and Fremont Toddlers Class
Taught by Puneet Mirza and Malvika Kadaba
Assisted by Rahim Shakoor and Rajveer Singh

This team is full of our littlest students, but they are, by far, the most enthusiastic! These kids have worked hard each week to learn about beats and develop an early love for bhangra. Please welcome the Dublin and Fremont Toddlers Class!

GOAT BHANGRA

Dublin Beginner Kids Class (Wednesdays/Thursdays)
Taught by Rishika Kohli and Gia Singh
Assisted by Maya Sharda and Annanya Singh

Week after week, these kids show up filled with energy, curiosity, and excitement to learn bhangra. These bright and beaming kids have put in tons of effort time into this fun performance… please welcome the greatest students of all time- GOAT Bhangra!

DUBLIN BHANGRA CREW

Dublin Intermediate Kids Class (Saturdays)
Taught by Deeya Kang
Assisted by Trishna Kang

With energy like you've never seen before, these kids are ready to bring the fire as they light up the stage with their Bhangra moves. Welcome the Dublin Bhangra Crew!

BHANGRA DIAMONDS

Dublin Advanced Kids
Taught by Krishna Bhalla

Every single individual in this team has put in the effort and time. So sit back relax and watch how they show off the skills they learned over past couple of months. Ladies and gentlemen please put your hand together for Bhangra Royals.

BHANGRA EMPIRE LITTLE STARS

Academy Team Ages 7-11
Coached by Shreya Dhingra
Assisted by Rameen Kaur

Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka only begins to describe these passionate Little Stars! They've got hops, they've got hoyes, and incredible Bhangra swag! Watch them shine on stage with energy and skill that will leave you wanting more!

NAKHRE PUNJABIYA DE

Dublin Intermediate Adults Class (Thursdays)
Taught by Erum Khan
Assisted by Mansha Arora

Time for Nakhre Punjabiya De! True to their name, this group of adults brought enthusiasm, curiosity, and tons of energy every week. They've challenged themselves by taking their bhangra learning from Beginners to Intermediate, and their hard work has certainly paid off. Give it up for this spectacular team!

TRI VALLEY DHAMAAL

Dublin Beginner Adults Class (Wednesday/Thursdays)
Taught by Rishika Kohli and Gia Singh
Assisted by Mansha Arora

These next classes have worked incredibly hard to put on this lively and energetic performance. With their constant effort, diligence, and consistency, they are bound to blow you away. So please put your hands together and welcome, Tri Valley Dhamaal!

BHANGA DYNASTY

Dublin Intermediate Kids Class (Wednesdays)
Taught by Rishika Kohli
Assisted by Tanya Grewal

These talented young dancers have worked hard to showcase their awesome bhangra skills. their spirit and smiles are truly infectious as they represent our culture. Get ready to be blowm away by the unstobbable force known as Bhangra Dynasty!

DUBLIN SUPERSTARS

Dublin Beginner Kids Class (Saturdays 11-12)
Taught by Deeya Kang
Assisted by Trishna Kang

These stars will wow you with their bright smiles as they show off their love for Bhangra! Please give it up for the Dublin Superstars!

BHANGRA EMPIRE RISING STARS

Academy Team Ages 12-14
Coached by Omer Mirza
Assisted by Jagpreet Kaur and Simren Sandhu

Get ready to witness the exhilarating rhythm and vibrant energy of the Rising Stars, the Academy team, as they showcase their exceptional talent and mastery of traditional folk Bhangra with their energetic and synchronized movements, leaving you spellbound with their dynamic and captivating performances!

SHAAN AA DUBLIN KIDS

Dublin Beginner Kids Class (Saturdays 2-3)
Taught by Gurpreet Singh
Assisted by Sohana Mahal

Our team has the most modern - to - day kids, but our team will bring that pataka and dhamaka to this stage. Welcome in Shaan Aa Dublin Kids!!

NACHDE DUBLIN ADULTS

Dublin Intermediate Adults Class (Saturdays)
Taught by Gurpreet Singh
Assisted by Sohana Mahal

Our team is a very confident and energized dance team and they are going to bring that energy tonight. So put your hands together for Nachde Dublin Adults!!

NAKHERYA MARDI

Dublin Giddha Class (Sundays)
Taught by Krishna Bhalla

These ladies are ready to time travel to the past and bring our traditons to this stage. Welcome our dublin giddha class!

DESI SWAG

Dublin Beginner Adults (Saturdays)
Taught by Arjun Madra
Assisted by Arisha Mehta

As early risers, this team of motivated adults kick start their morning with bhangra every Saturday. Local to the Dublin/Pleasanton region of the East Bay Area, team “Desi Swag” has a remarkable level of resilience and “taur” (or swag) our audience members have yet to experience!

BHANGRA EMPIRE SHINING STARS

Academy Team Ages 13-17
Coached by Shreya Dhingra

Girls - they run the world! These muteyaar will amaze you with the energy, power, and nakhra in their first performance of the year. With their hardwork, creativity, and teamwork they've put together a power packed performance to remember!

LITTLE BHANGRA WARRIORS

Dublin Beginner Kids Class (Sundays)
Taught by Lovina K

Next up join our little Bhangra warriors on a journey of fun, friendship and the love of dancing to vibrant Bhangra beats!

VIBE PUNJABI

Dublin Advanced Adults Class (Sundays)
Taught Gurpreet Singh and Krishna Bhalla

This class is ready to show you all the work they put in, inside and outisde the studio. welcoming vibe punjabi

BHANGRA BEATS CREW

Dublin Beginner Adults Class (Sundays)
Taught by Lovina K

Next up get ready to groove with electrifying Bhangra Beats Crew - a dynamic group of adults who turn traditional Bhangra into a fun filled dance party!

GRAND FINALE - BHANGRA EMPIRE

Senior Team Ages 18 and Up
Artistic Director: Omer Mirza
Choreographer: Shreya Dhingra

EVENING SHOW

STEP UP BHANGRA CREW

San Jose Beginner Kids (Saturdays)
Taught by Anmol Singh Guram
Assisted by Roman Thiara

These kids have boundless energy, inspiration, and focus. Get ready for an unforgettable team performance.

BANG BANG FREMONT GANG!

Fremont Intermediate Adults Class
Taught by Maha Husain
Assisted by Prabhnek Singh

Put your hands together for an explosive performance from the Fremont Intermediate Adults! It’s the one and only Bang Bang Fremont Gang!

LIGHTNING BHANGRA TEAM

Sacramento Beginner Kids Class
Taught by Palkpreet Multani and Angad Singh

Welcome to the vibrant world of the lightning team where every beat resonates with the joyous spirit of Punjab! Get ready to be swept away by our energetic performance that embody the essence of Bhangra, showcasing tradition, passion, and sheer exhilaration!

BHANGRA LEGIONS

San Jose Intermediate Kids Class
Taught by Nikhil Deshmudre

Let's give it up for our young stars of Bhangra - San Jose Intermediate kids! Get ready to be swept away by their spirited performance and infectious enthusiasm. These kids are here to show you the true essence of Punjab's vibrant dance culture

SACRAMENTO DE SHER

Sacramento Beginner Adults Class
Taught by Angad Singh

Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for the electrifying essence of Bhangra as we proudly present Sacramento de Sher! Hailing from the heart of California’s capital, our team embodies the strength, grace, and sheer dynamism of Punjabi culture. Get ready to be mesmerized by our powerful moves, pulsating rhythms, and the unyielding spirit that defines Sacramento de Sher.

BHANGRA EMPIRE SHOOTING STARS

Academy All-Girl Team Ages 12-17
Coached by Supreet Thiara
Assisted by Alisha David

Our newest All-Girl team from the Bhangra Empire Academy of Stars, the Bhangra Empire Shooting stars are 12 girls ready to take their talents to the next level and amaze you with their synchronization, energy, and creativity!

BHANGRA BATTALION

Mountain View Beginner Adults Class
Taught by Sumanyu Maingi

They know their steps. Their hops are hoppy. Their jhummer has nakhra. And 123s? Well, they're so good that it's illegal and Case chalda. PLEASE WELCOME, MTV Beginner Adults - Bhangra Battalion

BEAM TEAM

Sacramento Intermediate Class
Taught by Palkpreet Multani

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to witness the unparalleled energy and precision of the Beam Team! As we take the stage, we bring with us the vibrant spirit of Bhangra, infused with our unique flair and dedication to excellence. With every step, we illuminate the dance floor with our dynamic movements, synchronized to the infectious beats of the dhol and other folk instruments. Brace yourselves for a spectacle of rhythm, passion, and unity as we proudly represent the essence of Bhangra with the Beam Team!

FREMONT WOLF PUPS

Fremont Beginner Kids Class
Taught by Malvika Kadaba
Assisted by Rajveer Singh

A family of wolves is known as a “pack”. A baby wolf is known as a “pup”. Now what do you get when the most adorable pack of wolf pups take on a Bhangra Empire stage? The Fremont Wolf Pups! Please put your paws together for the wonder-FURRY talented, the PAW-some, Fremont Wolf Pups!

BHANGRA NATION

Mountain View Advanced Adults Class
Taught by Sumanyu Maingi

Velly Jatts and Jattis are ready to bring on their A-game. PLEASE WELCOME, MTV Advanced Adults - Bhangra Nation!

HASDE JAWAN BHANGRA CREW

San Jose and Sunnyvale Beginner Adults Class
Taught by Anmol Guram and Bahaar Bhatia
Assisted by Roman Thiara and Anika Bhutani

Up next please welcome these happy and energetic adults from Sunnyvale and San Jose for a phenomenal and memorable bhangra routine.

BHANGRA BUFFET

Mountain View Intermediate Adults Class
Taught by Sumanyu Maingi

Smiles. Check. Energy. Check. Nakhra. Check. Hoye's. Check. Like a buffet, they don't leave anything out. PLEASE WELCOME, MTV Intermediate Adults - Bhangra Buffet.

BHANGRA CHAMPIONS

San Jose Beginner Kids Class (Sundays)
Taught by Nikhil Deshmudre and Puja Patel

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to witness the energy of Punjab brought to life by our vibrant and dynamic San Jose beginner kids team. Straight from their first steps into the world of Bhangra, these kids are about to light up the stage with their enthusiasm and talent like never before.

FREMONT PAC-MAN STARS

Fremont Intermediate Kids Class
Taught by Malvika Kadaba
Assisted by Rajveer Singh

In a dance studio far, far away in Fremont… Intermediate Bhangra Empire Boys and Girls danced and practiced for hours. Although everyone loved bhangra, there seemed to be a little disagreement within the studio. The Girls loved Stars! But the Boys loved Pac-Man! Luckily, with their intelligence and team spirit, they came to an agreement! Ladies and Gentlemen, now gracing the stage, I present, the Fremont Pac-man Stars!

BHANGRA EMPIRE ALL-STARS

Academy Team Ages 15-17
Coached by Omer Mirza
Assisted by Gurpreet Singh

Prepare to be blown away by the All Stars, a group of exceptionally talented and highly trained teenage dancers from our prestigious academy, as they bring the electrifying energy and vibrant spirit of traditional folk Bhangra to the stage like never before, leaving you completely mesmerized by their unparalleled skill, precision, and passion for dance!

BUNNY EARS

Sunnyvale Beginner Kids Class
Taught by Bahaar Bhatia
Assisted by Anika Bhutani

Please welcome these kids from Sunnyvale for a fantastic and and unforgettable bhangra performance

BHANGRA WARRIORS

San Jose Beginner Adults Class (Sundays)
Taught by Nikhil Deshmudre and Puja Patel

Prepare to be amazed as our newest Bhangra enthusiasts take the stage! Fresh from their very first Bhangra class, these adults are ready to showcase their passion, dedication, and the sheer joy of dance. Get ready to witness a sensational performance from our budding Bhangra stars!

BHANGRA BRIGADE

San Jose Intermediate Adults Class (Sundays)
Taught by Nikhil Deshmudre

Let's put our hands together for our San Jose Intermeidate Adults! With their boundless energy and captivating moves, they're about to take you on a journey to the heart of Punjab. Get ready to experience the joy and rhythm of Bhangra like never before!

AAGAAZ BHANGA CREW

Fremont Beginner Adults Class
Taught by Maha Husain
Assisted by Jeanine Jayaraman

Up next is Fremont’s finest gang of beginners! Give it up for the Fremont Beginner Adults, Aagaaz Bhangra Crew!

GRAND FINALE - BHANGRA EMPIRE

Senior Team Ages 18 and Up
Artistic Director: Omer Mirza
Choreographer: Shreya Dhingra