P&P Dance Crew is committed to sharing the beauty of Indian Dance with children and adults. We focus on teaching Indian dance styles such as Bollywood, Folk, and Semi-Classical, and work to present these styles in a fun and energetic way. We strive to spread the knowledge of Indian culture through dance. We also look towards creating a sense of community within our students and our crew. We have the finest instructors, high quality performances, and a lasting commitment to our students! #BeAPartOfTheCrew
Opening act for Sunidhi Chauhan and Ali Zafar in 2013
Opening act for iiSuperwomanii (Lily Singh)
Performances at many cultural events for India Association of Central Connecticut, Gujarati Association of Connecticut, Milan Cultural Association, and Vallabhdham Hindu Temple for past 10yrs
Performances at University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University
Performance at Chinese New Year celebration at Hartford Legislative Building
1st place for Bhangra won by our Seniors Team at Sanskriti Cultural Competition 2018 hosted by JKYog CT
1st place for Kathak Fusion won by our Seniors Team at Sanskriti Cultural Competition 2019 hosted by JKYog CT
Opening Dance Choreography for Miss/Mrs/Teen India CT pageant 2018 and 2019
Opening act for North America's first all female Bhangra dance competition - 'Raaniyan Di Raunaq' - in Washington DC in 2019
P&P Dance Crew hosted a national charity dance competition virtually to raise $1000 for the CDC.
Fully virtual recital held in Fall 2020
A NOTE FROM THE FOUNDERS
P&P Dance Crew has been a very big part of our lives since we were merely in middle school and high school; hence, we have grown through our experiences with the Crew. Our students have now become a part of our extended family over the years. P&P Dance Crew is not just a dance school, we pride ourselves to be a team – a CREW – which provides its members with a network of people that share a common passion for dance. Moreover, we focus on the growth of each student and strive to increase their self-confidence, cultural competence, and dancing abilities. We aim to help and inspire our students not only as their dance teachers, but also as their mentors.
~ Purvi & Prachi Shah
MEET THE CREW
Co-founder and Head Instructor, Purvi Shah, is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University where she pursued her Bachelor's degree in Science as well as her MBA. Purvi now works at a leading health services company in the technology field.
Along with dance, Purvi also has a deep passion for serving the local community. She served as a Director on the board of the India Association of Central Connecticut for over 6 years to help grow and nurture the Indian community of Connecticut.
Purvi's passion for dance started since she was 3 years old! She has been trainind in Indian folk, semi-classical, and Salsa. She has also trained in Kathak (Indian classical dance) for 7 years from the Sumbhaav School of Dance.
Purvi has been teaching and choreographing dances in various styles for over 15 years. She strives to grow her students' versatility and confidence by nurturing their talent and training them to "dance like noone is watching"!
Purvi is not only a passionate dancer, but also a strong supporter of preserving and spreading the awareness of Indian culture through the arts.
Favorite Quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world" - by Mahatma Gandhi.
Prachi has been an active member of the Asian American community in CT, serving as the Coordinator of UConn's Pan Asian Council and being on the forefront of the demand for Asian American rights. Prachi's love of dance started very young, and through her years she's been trained in various dance styles including Bollywood, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Bhangra, and Afrikaans. Through her time at UConn, Prachi was a member of the UConn Ballroom Dance Team, Husky Bhangra (a collegiate competitive Bhangra team), and Alima International Dance Association.
Prachi was crowned Miss India Connecticut for 2018 and earned the 1st runner up title for the national level pageant - Miss India USA in 2018. She was also crowned Miss New England North America 2019, and achieved Top 5 in the national pageant - Miss North America 2019.
Favorite quote: "Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here, we should dance!"
Co-founder and Head Instructor Prachi Shah is a graduate from the University of Connecticut. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing with a concentration in Digital Marketing and Analytics. She is currently part of an IT rotational development program at a leading healthcare company in CT.