Bollywood Dance School
Diwakar Performing Arts Group was established in 1995 in the USA to teach and provide authentic Bollywood Indian dance to students ages 6 to 65 years. Our mission is to teach proper technique, style and form of dance encompassing new elements with the change of time and instill life-long core values that can be applied beyond the dance studio. We always teach our students various different forms through proper technique. We not only teach dance but also valuable core characteristics such as respect, self-discipline along with high encouragement so each student may value dance as fun and a form of self-discipline. As time moves forward our school moves forward with the times too. Teaching the new styles of dance along with the well established ones is woven into our school program. Along with dance instruction, we also nurture high encouragement for their performance as well as competitions.
Our school’s first priority is to discover and inspire their creative dance talent and build their confidence as well as a strong foundation for their dance education. We are not a commercialized business or only in the business to make money!
Many of the students have been with us since the beginning and plan to stay for each upcoming year viewing it as a new challenge to discover and add to their dance education. Their enthusiasm is contagious and spreads in our classes and beyond especially through their performances. People can’t help but want to see what DPA is all about!
We only keep a minimum number of students per class and always concentrate toward each individual student to provide them with strong dance skills and the possibility to expand their learning capability. We look forward to seeing the best in them. We offer a very reasonable tuition but the dance education they receive in return is invaluable.
Dance Studio Policy
- Class size- 8 to 14 students per class.
- Students must wear appropriate dance attire provided by DPA.
- Required: black sneakers or black jazz sneakers. (recommended)
- Girls- hair must be tied up and away from the face.
- No jewelry.
- No gum chewing or candy permitted during class.
- No cell phones.
- Absolutely no food in the studio or waiting areas- strictly enforced by studios.
- Water/energy drinks permitted.
- All drink bottles must be thrown away or taken with you- do not leave in the stusio or waiting area
- All younger students must be supervised by parents at all times before & after class – no drop offs.
- If the instructor is not present in the studio or has not yet arrived parents must stay with students.
- Arrive 10 minutes before class- no sooner.
- Students must be on time- no students will be pemitted to attend class that day if late.
- Students are not permitted in the studio without an instructor and must wait outside or in the waiting area with a parent.
My daughter and I have been with DPA (Princeton Location) for over 5 years and are very pleased with the vast variety of the dance styles, the artistry of the choreography and the expertise of the instructors who have always challenged and encouraged the students to grow into confident dancers. I extremely love the Bollywood dance classes and the incredible zumba workout full of energy and fun. We are truly happy that we are a part of DPA.Niti Sanghrajka
My daughter and I have been with DPA (Princeton Location) for over 5 years and are very pleased with the vast variety of the dance styles, the artistry of the choreography and the expertise of the instructors who have always challenged and encouraged the students to grow into confident dancers. I extremely love the Bollywood dance classes and the incredible zumba workout full of energy and fun. We are truly happy that we are a part of DPA.Pammi Parikh
We have nothing to say but wonderful things about Anil and his dance school. Our daughter has been dancing with Anil since 2014 and she loves it. The staff is very amazing. They do care about our kids and you as a parents can see the difference after a few months. It is a great place to have your kids learn how to dance. It is a wonderful place for dancers of all levels. We are happy to have Riya attending Dance Diwakar. We highly recommend this dance school to anyone who is willing to learn!!Hetal Patel
My daughter Sruthi Abraham has been with Diwakar performing Arts since age 5 . I know there are so many dance schools around . But I was looking for someone who had passion in dancing and would be able to guide my daughter with her passion. I noticed Anil’s passion for dancing and compassion for the little ones which encouraged me to send her for his classes . Learning dance with him for 10 years with Anil has allowed my daughter to participate in different competitions giving her confidence to perform on stage without being shy or nervous . His dance school had many opportunities in performing at different locations with famous movie stars /singers which has given my daughter to perform along with them . There might be times when they donot win prizes but I am ok with it because I know for sure my daughter is on the stage for the whole dance and is not just seen for a second and then disappears . The dance group is kept small so each of the student can be seen performing when comparing to finding your child in the midst of 50 dancers on the stage. He is able to identify the capabilities in his students and able to guide them appropriately . I know beign a student with Anil Diwakar at Diwakar performing arts is the right place to align your passion with what you do and he is a teacher who does it right leading you to fulfillment .Mini Abraham