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Workshop by Dance India Dance sensation, Dharmesh Sir, is a hit

By Dr. Panch Paul
May 2018
Workshop by Dance India Dance sensation, Dharmesh Sir, is a hit


(Left) Bhavna Anand, Dharmesh Sir, and Vishal Anand. (Photo: Nehal Mehta)


Well-known dancer, Dharmesh Yelande, lovingly known as Dharmesh Sir, was in Atlanta at the Hilton Embassy Suites, Duluth, Georgia on March 30, 31, and April 1, 2018, for his 3-day workshop arranged by Anand Entertainment.

Dharmesh has participated in several reality dance shows like the Boogie Woogie, and was first runner-up on Dance India Dance season 2. He also starred in two movies ABCD (Anybody Can Dance) and ABCD 2, and choreographed the movie Tees Maar Khan. He has a huge fan following, and does dance workshops and shows across the globe.


Vishal Anand, Irfan, Sagnika, Rajnikanth, Dharmesh, and Bhavna. (Photo: Nehal Mehta)

This dance workshop was held from noon to evening over the three days. On the first day, Dharmesh taught the dance “Bom Diggy”—and the audience loved it. Participant Pooja Sen tweeted “Day 1 Dance workshop with #DharmeshSir. We all know he is an amazing dancer with all that swag but today I witnessed a great teacher in him. He is an amazing teacher. He teaches with so much patience. Loved each & every moment.” On the second day, Dharmesh taught a dance for “Mercy,” and on the third day, he taught the iconic dance moves of Prabhu Deva for “Urvasi Urvasi” from the movie “Humse hai Muqabala.”



(Left) Dharmesh and Sagnika dancing to “Bom Diggy.” (Photo: Nehal Mehta)

After that, a surprise treat! Sagnika Mukherjee Paul was invited onstage to dance with Dharmesh Sir. Sagnika was the winner of the talent show Dance Fever 2017, which had been brought to Atlanta last year by Bhavana Anand and her husband Vishal Anand of Anand Entertainment, with famous Bollywood choreographer Geeta Kapoor as judge, and which was contested by talented dancers all over the USA.

The duo rocked the stage with moves from “Bom Diggy” and the crowd was ecstatic. TV Asia reporter Anjali Chhabria interviewed Dharmesh, Bhavna, and Vishal Anand on the stage where they answered questions from the audience. Sagnika thanked Dharmesh Sir, and told TV Asia “D for Dance, D for Dhamaka, D for Dharmesh! Words fall short to describe the energy level he holds and spreads. Super talented dancer with such a humble heart.”


Anjali Chhabria from TV ASIA interviewing Dharmesh, with Bhavna and Vishal. (Photo: Nehal Mehta)




(Left) Participants Meghna, Anima, Hetal, Kritika, and Sagnika. (Photo: Nehal Mehta)

Many Atlanta dance schools and dancers participated in this event. There were Amit Pawar, Shipa Jadwani from the Prem Dance Studio, Sudakshina Mukherjee along with Rai Mukherjee from the Atlanta Nritya Academy, and students from Shiv’s Institute of Dance, Raj Dance Studio, and Sagnika Dance School.

Dharmesh sir, with his finesse, expressions, and moves energized the crowd, and made it easy and fun to learn. He shared inspiring anecdotes and experience from his life and gave input on mastering the art and craft of dance. Although there were hundreds of participants from all over Georgia and neighboring states, Dharmesh paid personal attention and guided the beginners as well as the advanced level dancers. This was a great platform for young and talented dancers to come and learn unique techniques from a star dancer and choreographer.

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(Left) The Anand family with Dharmesh. (Photo: Nehal Mehta)

Mr. D. V. Singh, Consul (Consular & Community Affairs), came on the last day and thanked all for keeping the Indian culture alive. Social media was abuzz with people giving great reviews. Anima Das wrote “What a wonderful class, you are amazing Dharmesh Sir, I am a big fan of yours and it was a great opportunity for all dance lovers to learn steps from the dancing guru. Thank you so much Anand Entertainment for bringing this Rocking event for us.!!”


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Sagnika’s video of the workshop

Photo Gallery:
by Nehal Mehta


Participants, happy with their certificates. (Photo: Nehal Mehta)


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