Testimonials

“The program was a pleasure to host at The Wilmington Public Library! I appreciated the intermittent discussions on cultural holidays, different terms, and dance styles. Of course, hearing a discussion on learning about different cultures and embracing new activities together was inspiring too! ”

Iliana (Library Specialist)

“I really loved the Bollywood dancing session. It was very informative, but was also fun and expressive. I’d like to attend more sessions and incorporate it into my life!”

Priscilla (Guest)
Wilmington Public Library

BOLLYWOOD DANCE ASSEMBLY/ WILMINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, PA/ OCT 2018

“Swati,
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for creating such a unique, fun, & loving environment for the parents of our guests at Night To Shine. You & your team went above & beyond when it came to helping us as a church accomplish our mission of loving people 🙂 Thank you for what you do to bring life & smile to those around you!
God Bless.”

Jimmy Donaruma, Lead Pastor at Crossbridge Community Church

To read more about this event, click on the blog post linked below: https://wordpress.com/post/communitybollywooddanceproject.com/805

Night To Shine 2018
A gift from Jimmy & his team: A framed moment from Night To Shine 2018 ❤️

BOLLYWOOD EXPERIENCE/ NIGHT TO SHINE CROSSBRIDGE CC, NJ/ FEB 2018

“Swati was amazing! Very easy dancing instructions. Everyone was dancing, including the teachers. We have a few kids that never participate because they are shy but absolutely everyone danced!” – Jarida Encarnacion

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“Loved it! It was inclusive for all and was fun! Come again!” – DG

“I love everything about these dancing activities! Please come again!” – NB

“Ms. C’s Bollywood class is amazing! I love introducing new experiences to the children and this was really interactive. I think having more lessons and directed instructions will help. Overall, I think it was fun! Music was nice!”

“I enjoyed it for adults! Would love to do it with our coworkers” – EM

BOLLYWOOD DANCE ASSEMBLY/ ELWYN SOUTH, PHILADELPHIA/ AUG 2018

“Ms. C, thank you so much! The teens/tweens had an amazing time getting Henna. For many of them this was their first time and they were beyond excited!!! The Bollywood dance family program was also amazing. I love how it brings the whole family together!!!
Thank you!”

Amy Moscia, Assistant Youth Services Librarian

 

“Thanks, Ms. C! Bollywood dance was an amazing experience! I loved learning about the culture and the dance moves! 🙂 You were able to connect with even our most reluctant teens, got them up, dancing with a smile! I look forward to your program again in the future!!!”

Rachel Hart, Reference Librarian

Easttown Library PA July 2018

BOLLYWOOD DANCE ASSEMBLY & HENNA ART/ EASTTOWN LIBRARY, PA/ JULY 2018

“Swati and Community Bollywood Dance Project are wonderful! From a hesitant group of teens and preteens at the beginning of the workshop, Swati shared her own experiences, introduced the group to India, and taught the group 3 different Bollywood routines pulling all of the group members out of their shells. She got them smiling and feeling the groove by the end of the dancing, encouraging them to travel and try out new experiences. The henna provided was an extra beautiful way to end the evening, providing the group with a lovely souvenir. I highly recommend welcoming Swati to your own library or school!”

Vanessa Nelson, Youth Services Associate

Huntington Valley Library PA

BOLLYWOOD DANCE ASSEMBLY/ HUNTINGTON VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY, PA/ JULY 2018

“Thank you Swati C. for a fun-filled, educational evening! The Upper Dublin children and their parents had an excellent time learning about India and dancing like Bollywood dancers.
Swati is fantastic with children of all ages and engaged everyone in the room. She even had the dads dancing up a storm. I would have her back again anytime.
Thank you for a memorable evening!”

Jennifer Roberts, Head of Children’s Services

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BOLLYWOOD DANCE ASSEMBLY/ UPPER DUBLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, FORT WASHINGTON PA/ JULY 2018

“The Bollywood Dance Program was wonderful for my students. It not only exposed them to music and dance that they rarely get to experience, it allowed them to explore elements of a culture very different from their own. It helped to instill respect and appreciation for different customs and celebrations. The best part of the program was how inclusive it was. Swati’s presence was calm and reassuring, thereby creating a safe environment for all children, regardless of skill set or talent. The majority of the 5th grade participated and looked forward to her lesson each week. They especially appreciated the opportunity to teach her a new dance or two! Thank you for giving our children an experience that they will never forget.”

Mrs. Aliya O’Neal, 5th Grade Teacher

10 Week Bollywood Dance Residency/ Lingelbach Elementary School/ May 2018

“I’ve never witnessed the students so engaged in an assembly! Giving the shy students an extra chance to join in was so amazing. Not everyone is comfortable the first time around. You are an awesome instructor who connects with the students”

Erica McElveen, Director – Art Programs

Bollywood Dance Assembly/ Philadelphia Charter School for the Arts and Science/ May 2018

“The fourth grade at Holy Family Regional Catholic School in Levittown had a unique opportunity to learn about the Indian culture through Bollywood Dance. Under the direction of the teaching artist, Swati Chaturvedi, the students experienced a combination of workshops spanning 10 weeks that offered an intensive looks at the music, dance, and culture. Mrs. C was a well prepared enthusiastic instructor.  The students formed a meaningful relationship with her during our program. On several occasions she made adjustments to her schedule to accommodate schedule changes within our school.  The Bollywood Dance and Movement Program culminated in a final assembly in which the fourth grade performed Bollywood dance for the school community.  The parents and students alike found the assembly to be an infectious display of happiness. Our students will carry the memory of this wonderful experience with them for the rest of their lives.   We are extremely grateful to have had this experience!”

Mrs. Hicks and Mrs. LeCloux, 4th Grade Teachers

10 week Bollywood dance residency/ Holy Family Regional Catholic School/ May 2018 

“THANK YOU so much for your wonderful performance last night!  I can’t tell you how many people remarked to me today about how much they enjoyed seeing you and your lovely children dance.  And, it was not just your talent that we enjoyed, but the rapport you had with the students too!”

Sally King, ELL Teacher

Family Heritage Night/ Aronimink Elementary School/ Mar 2018