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Colours aplenty as Holi Hindu Festival comes to Bromsgrove's Rigby Hall School
Date: July 2019
Event: Colours aplenty as Holi Hindu Festival comes to Bromsgrove's Rigby Hall School

THE HOLI festival was celebrated at Bromsgrove’s Rigby Hall School with a festival of dance led by a maestro in the field.

Kalpesh Zalavadiya from K’z Dance Entertainment Ltd led the party for the second year running after the inaugural event in 2018.

Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival which celebrates the arrival of spring. It is also known as the ‘festival of colours’ and the ‘festival of love’.

Kalpesh worked with groups of students and everyone joined forces at the end for a big finale which parents were invited to join in with.

Charlotte Brookes, the school’s PE co-ordinator, said: “The whole school performed three dances they had learnt throughout the day and finished with throwing powder paints which is a Holi tradition.

“We all had such a great day and it was lovely to see the whole school come together to create a wonderful and very colourful atmosphere.”

Bollywood Fever!
Date: November 2018
Event: Diwali at HSTM CE School

16th November 2018
Haddenham St Mary's School pupils had a fun time on Friday 16th November — not only dressing up for 'Children in Need' but also learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
Invited guest for the day was Kalpesh Zalavadiya, who coached the children in the art of Bollywood dancing!

Diwali is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. It is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.
The festival is usually some time between October and November, with the date changing each year.
The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps".
Houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called diyas. People also enjoy fireworks and sweets too, so it's really popular with children.

Bollywood Fever!
Date: October 2018
Event: Bollywood fever comes to north Norfolk school

15 October 2018
Happisburgh Primary School’s friends group raised £750 to pay for Kalpesh Zalavadiya from London-based K’z Dance Entertainment to teach around 90 children - as well as parents and staff - the basics of Bollywood dance.

Some of the youngsters wore bright clothes to help get into the spirit of the beat-based and rhythmic music made famous by India’s booming film industry.

Kate Mejri, the school’s head, said: “They’ve been learning dance moves and also about Indian culture. We really feel that’s important for the children, to learn about other cultures.”
One pupil, Amber Jefferies, nine, said: “It’s really fun and tiring.”

Bollywood Fever!
Date: August 2018
Event: Harrow dance company wow Indian cricket team

7th August 2018
Harrow dance company wow Indian cricket team.

Bollywood Fever!
Date: July 2018
Event: Bolly good show!

30 July 2018
PUPILS, parents and teachers took part in a Bollywood dance workshop at Valley Road Primary School in Henley. They were led through three modern Indian routines on the school’s sports field by instructor Kalpesh Zalavaldiya, who had spent the morning teaching children from every year group and introducing to them to the country’s culture, religion and traditions.

The youngsters first danced to a piece called Jaiho, which appeared in the soundtrack to the film Slumdog Millionaire, before the adults joined them for a second number called Bollywood Twist. They then performed the first routine together.

Bollywood Fever!
Date: Jun 2018
Event: Bollywood Workshop for CP

08 Jun 2018
This morning we learned to dance Indian dances; it's called Bollywood. It was funny but very tiring. We will try to do the same for the show!

Bollywood Fever!
Date: April 2018
Event: Children Perform to Their Parents the Festival of Colours Dance!

6th April 2018
On Thursday 6th April the whole school participated in the Hindu Festival of Holi. We were very fortunate to have visit our school Kaldesh a professional Bollywood dancer who taught each class about the Hindu Festival of Colour and some Bollywood dance moves.

The whole school then very proudly performed to the parents and the end of the school day. Children, Staff and Parents had a colourful and joyous time celebrating the start of spring.

Bollywood Fever!
Date: March 2018

7th March 2018
The children have had an amazing Bollywood Dance day today led by Kalpesh from KZ Dance. They learned a range of Bollywood dance moves and Kalpesh talked to them about the Hindu Holi festival (the Festival of Colour).

Children came into the school playground at the end of the day where parents were invited to see the Grand Finale – many took part and had great fun! Here are some photographs of our amazing day!

Bollywood Fever!
Date: March 2018
Event: Bawdsey school pupils enjoy Holi fun during snowy weather

Youngsters in Bawdsey have had a colourful time learning about the Hindu festival of Holi. Despite the wintry weather students Bawdsey CEVC Primary School were treated to dance workshops in the morning followed by the throwing of brightly coloured powder paint in the afternoon.

Kalpesh Zalavadiya from K’z Dance was on hand to help students get to grips with the dance techniques and also took part in the powder throwing in the snow in the afternoon. Headteacher Katie Butler said that it had been important for youngsters to experience different cultures particularly in a very rural school like Bawdsey. “It was so different for the children. “It was like an art gallery. It was magical.” Parents also got involved in the celebration with members of staff at the school adding that the day’s events were “what teaching should be about.”

Bollywood Fever!
Date: February 2018
Event: Bollywood fun at Pershore school

PUPILS and staff from a Pershore school have had the chance to learn Bollywood dance moves. Youngsters from Abbey Park First School were taught the moves by Kalpesh from K'z Dance Entertainment.

He shared his love and passion for Indian dance throughout the day with children performing for their families at the end of the school day. Parents, carers, grandmas and lots of family members not only enjoyed the show but were delighted to join in with the dancing too. Claire Mitchell, head of school said: "Kalpesh has been an inspiration to our children with his fantastic dance routines and we are pleased that so many grown ups were also able to join in the fun and have given us such an incredible amount of positive feedback about the event. "Lydia Roberts, one of our teachers, worked with Kalpesh all day and is really looking forward to running a Bollywood club for children this summer term.

Bollywood Fever!
Date: November 2017
Event: New Asian Post

On 29th November 2017, the Science Museum in London celebrated Illuminating India lates, an adults-only, after-hours theme night around the sights, sounds and smells of India.

Illuminating India comprises two new exhibitions 5000 Years of Science and Innovation and Photography 1857–2017 and highlights of the lates event included ‘India in Space: Moumita Dutta in Conversation’ with the The Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE; Science journalist Angela Saini exploring India’s “Scientific Temper”, drawing from her bestselling book Geek Nation; Botown – The Soul of Bollywood with musicians Ajay Srivastva; classical kathak performance ‘Bells’ reworked by Amina Khayyam and Urja Desai Thakore of Akademi; bhangra and folk dancing with Kalpesh Zalavadiya from K’z Dance Entertainment and artist Chila Kumari Burman explaining the ideas behind her work accompanying the 5000 Years of Science and Innovation and Photography 1857–2017 exhibitions. Respectively they present a kaleidoscopic history of scientific breakthroughs in India and a unique photographic survey of the country’s technological and cultural development.

Bollywood Fever!
Date: November 2017
Event: Illuminating India

Join Professional Bollywood Dance Teacher Kalpesh Zalavadiya from K’z Dance Entertainment and try out some Bhangra moves to the sounds of Dhol drummers.

Garba and Dandiya Raas are energetic, vibrant dances originating in the state of Gujarat and is often called the "sticks dance" performed by a group of people. The dance involves circular patterns of movement and rhythmic clapping. Watch and join in with this interactive performance by Garba Guru Kalpesh Zalavadiya and his team from K’z Dance Entertainment!

Bollywood Fever!
Date: November 2017
Event: Bollywood dance workshops teach windsor pupils about diwali

Dance workshops led by ‘Mr Bollywood’ helped children from a Windsor school celebrate Diwali.

Kalpesh Zalavadiya, a dance instructor from K’z Dance Entertainment, visited Oakfield First School on Monday. He spent the day teaching children and staff about the traditional Indian dance style and going through some energetic routines. His visit was organised to help youngsters understand more about the Hindu festival of lights which is celebrated by Sikhs and Jains as well as Hindus. The day finished with parents being treated to a performance from Kalpesh, staff and pupils in the school playground. Suzanne Hull, headteacher at Oakfield First School, said: “We could stick children in the classroom and talk to them about what Diwali is like but getting someone in and spending the day like this really brings the curriculum to life.” This year’s Diwali celebrations fell on October 19.

Bollywood Fever!
Date: March 2017
Event: Bollywood bonanza helps to broaden children’s horizons

Youngsters from Phoenix St Peter Academy primary school celebrate the festival of Holi by holding a Bollywood dancing session.

Broadening children’s horizons culturally, youngsters at Phoenix St Peter Academy in Lowestoft enjoyed a whole school Bollywood dance. In recent weeks pupils have been learning about different religions from around the world, as they continue a “really successful journey” through the Horizon curriculum.

Bollywood Fever!
Date: Jan 2017
Event: Bollywood Fever!

On Wednesday 18th of January, every child had the opportunity to learn a Bollywood dance routine by Kalpesh from K’s dance Entertainme

Ardeley was an explosion of colour and smiling faces (even more than usual) with the children wearing bright colourful clothes to represent the variety of colours seen in Bollywood dancing.

Bollywood Dance Extravaganza
Date: NOV 2016
Event: Bollywood Dance Extravaganza

On Monday all the Heatherton girls, from Reception to Year 6, were treated to a Bollywood Dance Day, led by Kalpesh Zalavadiya of K’Z Dance Entertainment. This wonderful experience helped enrich their knowledge of Indian Dancing and their understanding of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light.

The girls were treated to a variety of Indian dance styles energetically put together by Kalpesh, and they experienced just how much hard work was needed to learn and practice their dance so they could all perform it together at the end of the day. A really fun and active time was had by all - staff and pupils alike!

Date: Oct 2016
Event: Harrow dancers dazzle as Trafalgar Square marks Diwali

Trafalgar Square was taken over by crowds of colourful dancers to help celebrate Diwali in London.

Hosted by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, the K’z Dance Entertainment Ltd group based in Harrow, performed traditional folk dancing routines such as Garba and Dandiya-Raas on Sunday October 16.

Diwali is a Hindu festival with lights and marks the beginning of the financial year in India.

Kalpesh Zalavadiya, the founder of K'z Dance Entertainment Ltd, said: "We are delighted and proud to have been invited at one of the biggest asian event of the year.

"Everyone put in a lot of hard work and hours of dance rehearsals."

The dancers then invited members of the public to dance with them and helped some learn a few moves themselves.

The K'z Dance Entertainment Ltd has previously performed at Wembley Stadium and taken part in Diwali Celebrations at the House of Commons in Westminster.

Date: June 2016
Event:Youngsters show off their best Bollywood moves in Ilford playground

SS Peter and Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Gordon Road, Ilford, hosted the event last week, with around 400 pupils from all year groups taking part.

Deputy headteacher Jane Hull said: “It was absolutely fantastic. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it, it was a beautiful sunny day.

“All the teachers joined in, they loved it. It was great.”

The event was the culmination of a series of workshops run by Kalpesh Zalavadiya from K’z Dance Entertainment and organised by the school’s PE lead Victoria Woodhouse.

Date: June 2016
Event: Bollywood comes to SSPP

Pupils from across the school were treated to a Bollywood workshop last week culminating in a fantastic whole school performance out in the playground.

The workshops were delivered by Kalpesh from K’z Dance Entertainment Ltd who worked with children from Reception all the way up to Year Six. Each class had a 35 minute session where they learned some basic Bollywood moves before showing off their newly acquired talents in a special performance for parents, grandparents and carers. They performed a range of dances with the audience being invited to join in with the children for the grand finale. To view pictures of the performance, go to our 'News' tab, selected 'Gallery', then 'Bollywood Performance'.

Date: April 2016
Event: East Meets West at Move It-2016

The biggest dance event in the UK calendar brought together more than 23,000 dancers and dance lovers celebrating all things dance from different genres across the country.

Kalpesh Zalavadiya, director of K’z Dance wanted to bring a taste of traditional Indian folk dance to a wider audience and MOVE IT was the perfect place to introduce this, and he received terrific feedback from the workshop attendees.

He even took time out to perform on the freestyle stage with one of his dance students Kavita to music selected by the DJ’s and judging by the tremendous response, the performance went well!

“We are already making plans to go back next year to conduct more dance workshops and perform on the main stage. A dancer’s work is never done! ” said kalpesh.

Date: March 2016
Event: Foxdell Infant School

Foxdell Infant School, was very fortunate in hosting a Holi Festival on Thursday 24th March 2016. Holi is traditionally known as the ‘Indian Festival of Colours’. During Holi Hindus celebrate the ending of winter and the coming of spring by showering each other with bright coloured powder; they throw coloured powder onto friends and family to make them colourful.

Mrs Dewji and Ms Khanam organised a choreographed Bollywood Dance Workshop performed by K’Z Dance Entertainment. The children had the opportunity to learn dance moves throughout the day in specialised workshops.

The children danced to the songs ‘We Twist’ and ‘Jai Ho’ learning some impressive moves! “I could not believe how well they remembered their routine Foxdell has some very talented dancers!” said Mrs Dewji (RE Coordinator).

At 2pm the whole school gathered in the playground for the Grand Finale. Eventhough, there were some rain showers the mood was not dampened. The children and staff danced to some very catchy Bollywood music led by the very energetic Kalpesh of K’z Entertainment. Finally, the anticipation was over the Holi celebrations started dusting the playground with vibrant colours. There were many happy faces and the children could not believe they were allowed to throw powdered paints at each other. Abu Zarr 7 said “This is so much fun, are you sure I can throw this?”

Ms Justine Abbott (Head Teacher) said “Today’s event will be one memory the children will carry forever.”

Last but not least a special thanks to Om group member Payal Gaglani Bhatt for supporting Foxdell with this event.

Date: February 2016
Event: School Bollywood Dance Workshops @ St Ives School in Haslemere - Surrey

A cold January afternoon was wonderfully warmed up last week when girls from St Ives and Beacon Hill Community School joined forces to learn the art of Bollywood dance.

The event, hosted by St Ives School, was created to promote awareness of other cultures and to build links with other schools. St Ives Year Two girls were thrilled to be joined by 30 girls from Beacon Hill School for the afternoon on Wednesday 27th January. Excitement levels escalated with the arrival of their energetic and inspiring dance instructor Kalpesh Zalavadiya, of K’z Dance Entertainment - a London-based dance company specialising in Bollywood dance and fitness entertainment.

In the space of just 90 minutes Kalpesh had produced a stunning piece of dance that saw all 40 girls involved performing a fully choreographed and synchronised dance routine using dandiya sticks. The children then performed their routine to children and parents from both schools. Parents and staff in the audience didn’t get off lightly, however, when Kalpesh called them up to learn some Bollywood dance moves of their own. It was an uplifting and exhausting session for all involved.

This was a wonderful joining together of two local schools to learn the exhilarating art of Bollywood dance, and tremendous fun was had by all.

7 Dec
Date: 7th December 2015
Event: Nationwide Headquarters Celebration Diwali with Bollywood Style in Swindon

THE team at Nationwide Building Society of Swindon recently celebrated Diwali with a memorable Bollywood twist.

In November, around 100 colleagues from Nationwide’s head office in Swindon gathered to celebrate the Indian festival – also known as the festival of lights.

A sumptuous Indian dinner was followed by entertainment in the form of Bollywood, Bhangra and Gujarati Dandiya dancing. K'z Dance Entertainment Ltd ( - headed by Kalpesh Zalavadiya - wowed the audience by performing 'Nagada Sang Dhol Baje' a famous Indian song.

Date: November 2015
Event: UK welcomes Indian PM MODI at Wembley Stadium

TRADITIONAL dancers added an authentic touch to a “once in a lifetime” event when they performed in front of the Indian Prime Minister.

K’z Dance Entertainment, based in Edgware, danced in front of Shri Narendra Modi when he visited Wembley Stadium.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended Olympic-style welcome at Wembley on November 12 to mark the beginning of his three-day tour of England.

Kalpesh Zalavadiya, director of K'z Dance, said: "We are delighted and proud to have been a part of this once in a lifetime event. Everyone put in a lot of hard work and hours of dance rehearsals.

16 Nov
Date: 16 th November 2015
Event: Diwali Celebration with Indian Dancing at Little Missenden Infant School in Amersham-Buckinghamshire

Kalpesh Zalavadiya of K'z Dance Entertainment Ltd taught the children from Little Missenden Church of England School some short routines, which they performed at the end of the workshop.

Megan White, five, said: "I really liked the stick dance, it was great fun."

Ella White, six, said: "I liked learning about the story of Rama and Sita and then learning the dance moves."

Diwali is an ancient festival, which celebrates the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair.

16 Oct
Date: 16 th October 2015
Event: Diwali on the square - Mayor of London - Trafalgar Square

Diwali or Deepawali (festival of lights) is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in Autumn of every year. This year K’z Dance Entertainment Ltd ( was honoured to be invited to perform Raas-Garba & Dandiya Dance, an Indian Gujarati folk dance, for Diwali 2015 at Trafalgar Square.

Kalpesh Zalavadiya director of K’z Dance Entertainment of Edgware believes the traditional folk dance of Gujarat should be enjoyed by a wider audience as it’s a great way to keep fit and join in with the celebrations with lots of fun.

The dance is generally played with two decorated sticks and represents a mock fight between the goddess Durga and the demon Mahishasura. Wearing colourful traditional costumes featuring embroidered mirror work, Kalpesh’s dancers performed intricate steps and dazzled the audience with their energetic choreographed style striking the sticks to the rhythm of the beats.

23 July
Date: 23 rd July 2015
Event: Bollywood Dance - Fun & Fitness for Staff at The College of North West London.

What a fun filled day staff in the College of North West London had on Friday 10 July 2015!

From ‘Making Smoothies’, ‘Try Drumming’ to ‘Bollywood Dance’, staff enjoyed being part of the development activities with a twists and turns of a day quite unlike any other.

If you picked Bollywood Dance workout, you were greeted with the charismatic instructor Kalpesh Zalavadiya from K’z Dance Entertainment (, upbeat music, lots of laugh and excited staff, eager to be transported into the rich and wonderful world of Indian music.

As the effortlessly talented Kalpesh patiently explained intricate steps of fast, storytelling choreography, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is how the musicals come to life – wonderful journey of an intangible idea to performing stage with dancers and alluring music.

But in the mist of lively dance move rehearsals, you could feel the body muscles being challenged in the process and discreetly reminded that Bollywood dancing is also a healthy exercise.

The hands stretching, hips shaking, gliding footwork and sharp commanding turns, engaged the staff in one of the happiest, energetic and embracing workouts ever.

“We can’t wait for the next Bollywood workshop from K’z Dance Entertainment again” says Elvira Cosic.

1 July
Date: 1 st July 2015
Event:School Bollywood Dance Workshops at ShortsTown Primary School in Bedfordshire
24 June
Date: 24 th June 2015
Event: Hindu Arts and Crafts week with Bollywood Dancing at Little Missenden Church of England School in Amersham - Bucks

Creative students got the opportunity to learn about Indian dancing and music.

Head of the school, Michelle Green, said: "The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and Kaplesh soon had them perfecting all the moves. On the first visit each class had an introduction to Bollywood, the world’s biggest film industry.“

On the second visit, the children dressed in Indian costume, listened to traditional Indian music and danced with some of the parents.

Pupil at the school, Jemima Scotchbrook, said: "It was great fun seeing the Mums and Dads dance, they were quite good.”

Date: June/July 2015
Event: Bollywood Dance Workshops Day at Fordwater Special Needs School in Chichester - West Sussex

K’z Dance Entertainment (Kalpesh) spent all day in school on Thursday 21st May. Every class took part in a Bollywood dance lesson with Kalpesh. We all enjoyed both watching and taking part. It was a fantastic day. Hopefully we will see Kalpesh again soon!

31 May
Date: 31st May 2015
Event: Celebrating Healthy Living at Turvey Lower School in Bedfordshire.

Pupils at Turvey Lower School had an enjoyable time celebrating Healthy Living Week, where they learnt about which good food and the benefits of exercise.

They enjoyed a wide variety of activities, from learning to do a Bollywood dance with the help from KZdance in London, to having the privilege of learning about healthy foods with visitors from Waitrose and were also able to taste a selection.

2 March
Date: 2nd March 2015
Event: Celebration of Hindu Festival HOLI at St Ives School in Haslemere - Surrey.

To celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi, Year Two and Three girls from St Ives School in Haslemere joined forces with children from Camelsdale School for a fun-filled a day of Bollywood dance and Hindu art and craft.

The day began with an introduction to Bollywood, the world’s biggest film industry. The children met their highly inspiring Bollywood dance instructor, Kalpesh, of K’z Dance Entertainment, a London-based dance company specialising in Bollywood dance and fitness entertainment. In the space of just 90 minutes Kalpesh had produced a stunning piece of dance that saw all 28 children involved performing a fully choreographed and synchronised dance routine to Oscar–winning Slumdog Millionaire’s ‘Jai Ho’ theme song. It was an exhausting but thrilling session for all involved.

In the afternoon the children learned about India, Hinduism and the Hindu festival of Holi, celebrated this year on Friday 6th March. They produced bonfire pictures, made Hindu lucky charms, and drew around their teachers before splattering their pictures with paint – a cheeky nod to the paint throwing festivities enjoyed by Hindus during Holi.

It was a wonderful joining together of two schools to learn about new cultures and religions, and tremendous fun was had by all.

8 Oct
Date: 8th Oct 2014
Event: Labour leader Ed Miliband at Navaratri Festival in Harrow

A dance troupe met Labour Party leader Ed Miliband as they celebrated a Hindu Festival.

K’s Dance Entertainment, based in Edgware, took part in Navratri at Harrow Leisure Centre last week, which was also attended by Mr Miliband.

Kalpesh Zalavadiya, who runs the dance group, said: “It was a matter of pride for us and for the Hindu community to have Ed Milliband coming and being as a part of Navratri festival celebrations."

26 Sept
Date: 26th Sept 2014
Event: John Lewis Partnership 150th Birthday Celebration at Wembley Stadium

Celebrating 150th Birthday of JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP @ Wembley Stadium with BOLLYWOOD STYLE ENTERTAINMENT

11 July
Date: 11th July 2014
Event: Watford Observer Fun Day in Watford

Wow what a lovely day it was !!! Amazing Dance Performance by Kalpesh's K'z Dance Entertainment. Kids & Adults Bollywood Workshop and Lots of Fun @ Family Funday organised by Watford Observer

16 June
Date: 16th June 2014
Event: BJP's Victory Celebration Ceremony For Shri Narendra Modi at Kadva Patidar Centre in Harrow-London

Patriotic Dance Performance on the Victory Celebration ceremony of BJP-2014 by Kalpesh Zalavadiya’s K’z Dance Entertainment in Harrow – London on 31st May 2014

On behalf of The Overseas Friends of BJP (UK), K’z Dance Entertainment has performed Vande Mataram & Jay Ho for BJP’s unbeatable victory and entertained the invited guests and VIPs across the country.

A key member of Team Modi, Manoj Ladwa was the Chief Guest and key speaker who really supported election strategy for Dream 272 plus to come true. Excellent Speech by Lord Dolar Popat.

Date: Nov, 2013
Event: Diwali Celebration at House of commons at Westminster-London.
An Edgware dance group put on a Bollywood Indian themed performance at the House of Commons to celebrate Diwali.

Kalpesh Zalavadiya's K'z Dance Entertainment group were invited to Westminster to perform for politicians as part of the festival of light.

Among the audience was Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband and Lord Navanit Dholakia and Sarah Teather of the Liberal Democrats.

1 Nov
Date: 1st Nov, 2013
Event : Bollywood Evening for John Lewis - Brent Cross Branch - London at BlueRoom - Wembley
4 oct
Date: 4th OCT, 2013
Event : Bollywood Night at John Lewis - Watford Branch
19 Oct
Date: 19th th Oct 2012
Event: Bollywood Night for John Lewis Brent Cross Branch (London) at Wembley Clay Oven