Presented by the WorldOregon’s Young Professionals
Teleport to a scene straight out of a lavish Bollywood musical at this interactive dance class & party where you will learn about the history and the culture of India’s most popular film industry and find yourself doing synchronized dance moves led by DJ Prashant! Workshop includes drinks and light refreshments. Come dressed to move.
The first in a series of events exploring global dance traditions, presented by WorldOregon’s Young Professionals —stay tuned in the coming months for more!
Note on Health & Safety: this event is being held indoors and is limited to 50 people. Dance with Joy Studios requires proof of vaccination and follows all OHA and CDC guidelines. Multnomah County Public Health recommends voluntary indoor masking until case counts and hospitalizations go back down.
About Prashant: Founder of Jai Ho! Dance Party & Bollywood Dreams Entertainment, Prashant is an engineer turned entertainer with a story of transformation straight out a Bollywood movie. In his TEDx talk, Prashant shared his journey of growing up in a lower-middle-class family in Mumbai, coming to the U.S. for a PhD at Cornell University, working at Intel for several years, and leaving all that behind to rediscover himself as a full-time entertainer. He has been bringing India’s vibrant and festive culture to the U.S. since 2009.
Prashant has worked relentlessly to foster communities in various small towns and big cities across the U.S. centered around a shared love for cultural music and dance. His programs are so inclusive and engaging that even the most unassuming folk cannot help but join the fun.
The reputation of consistently delivering world-class entertainment deeply rooted in the spirit of joyous celebration has seen him being brought back repeatedly to perform at festivals such as Oregon Country Fair, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Salem World Beat Festival, Beaverton Night Market, Portland Night Market, and more. In addition to organizing dance parties in as many as eight cities across the U.S. regularly, Prashant has also helped bring diversity to city-wide programs within Portland with Sunday Parkways, Summer FREE for all movies, City Parks, and sessions at the Multnomah Library.
During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, Prashant curated highly interactive virtual events that provided much needed pure joy vibes in a safe manner.
Dance Oregon | Dance Across the World: Workshop with DJ Prashant
8051 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
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