P&P Dance Crew has been Connecticut's leading Bollywood Dance company for the past 15 years and is now opening an new location in metro Atlanta!
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
Performed as the opening act in concerts for celebrities like Sunidhi Chauhan, Ali Zafar, Lily Singh
Performances at many cultural events in Connecticut for India Association of Central Connecticut, Gujarati Association of Connecticut, Milan Cultural Association, and Vallabhdham Hindu Temple for past 15 years
Performances at University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University
Performance at Chinese New Year celebration at Hartford Legislative Building
1st place winners at the Sanskriti Cultural Competition hosted by JKYog CT for 2018, 2019, and 2023.
Opening Dance Choreography for Miss/Mrs/Teen India CT pageants in 2018 and 2019
Opening act for North America's first all female Bhangra dance competition - 'Raaniyan Di Raunaq' - in Washington DC in 2019
Hosted a virtual national charity dance competition to raise $1000 for the CDC in 2020
Hosted a fully virtual recital 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, and is now an active member of the local Indian community in Georgia.
Purvi's passion for dance started since she was 3 years old! She has been trainind in Bollywood, Indian folk, semi-classical, and Salsa. She has also trained in Kathak (Indian classical dance) for 7 years from the Sumbhaav School of Dance in CT. Purvi has also served as a judge for several local and national dance competitions.
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 Connecticut, 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. She is trained in various dance styles including Bollywood, Indian folk, 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, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Business. She now works for a leading consulting company in the technology field.