Local Bollywood Dancing Queens perform for our Diamond Queen

Thousands of people cheered  Queen Elizabeth II during a trip to Stamford and Burghley House earlier this month in honour of the Diamond Jubilee picnic with 10,000 people at Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

HM the Queen and dancersHer Majesty arrived by helicopter on the grounds of Burghley House shortly after noon. She then made a brief trip inside the stately home, where she signed the guestbook.

Hina and Co Bollywood Dance from the Midlands were asked to perform at this prestigious event, entertaining not only thousands of visitors but also Her Majesty The Queen.

The Hina Dancers recently performed for Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury at an event which celebrated Coventry as a city of sanctuary and reconciliation.

Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury “You girls were amazing, so colourful and energetic, I am sure Her Majesty will love your performance”

The Hina Dancers are now in preparation for the 2012 Olympics Tourch Relay events in Birmingham and Coventry and also the  Coca Cola Move to The Beat Concert in Birmingham where they will perform and project piece directed by Sampad titled Moving Earth

Moving Earth is a vibrant dance project taking place across the West Midlands as part of Dancing for the Games, which is celebrating and counting down to London 2012 by encouraging people across the region to get dancing.

sampad is bringing together 20 groups of 12 dancers from across the region representing a dazzling array of styles including Bollywood, Bhangra, Indian folk dance, hiphop and contemporary African and UK dance.

With direction from internationally-renowned dancer Santosh Kumar Nair, the groups will develop new dance routines exploring the theme of ecology, taking inspiration from the elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water and Space.

The Hina Dancers Each group will have an exciting opportunity to celebrate their individual style while adding a unique twist to their routine in the form of high-energy moves taken from Indian martial-arts based dance (similar to capoeira), which they will learn along the way.

The Moving Earth groups will be performing at events across the region as part of Dancing for the Games in the run up to London 2012 , leading to a colourful finale performance on June 30th with specially composed music by acclaimed musician Praveen D Rao

Hina Chavda has been dancing since the age of 2, with a background of family dancers. She has trained in Kathak under Sonia Sabri since 1996, as well as performing for Lehar Dance Company and Sampad. Her company “Hina and Co” train and perform a variety of dance repertoires including Kathak, Classical, Bhangra, Bollywood and Urban Fusion. Her youngest student is 4 and the oldest 64 so all are welcome to join in her classes!! Children, women, and adults all enjoy Hina’s unique method of teaching; they not only develop skills in dance but also build up a vast amount of confidence, which is an achievement in itself. Hina has also personally done much charity work, which includes traveling to Bangalore, India and performing for a show raising over £26,000 for Sight Savers and HIV sufferers. She formed “Hina and Co” in 2002, and in a short space of time the company has performed at a variety of events and venues over the years, steadily building up a formidable reputation. They have performed for many prestigious events and organisations over the years, including the BBC, Mega Mela, Artsfest, Asian Network Live, Asian Pop Awards, Britain’s Got Talent 2008, James Caan Charity Dinner, The Clothes Show live 2010, Gordon Ramsey Curry in a Hurry for Comic Relief  and Richard Branson’s Launch Party for Virgin Atlantic.

For more information see the website:  www.hinaandcodance.com

Dance Classes

Erdington Bollywood Dance Class
St Chad’s Church,
Stoney Hurst Road, Erdington, Birmingham. B24 8HA
TIME – 7pm to 8pm
Price: £20 for a 6-week course or £4 a lesson

Edgbaston Bollywood Open Class
Hallfield School,
48 Church Road, Edgbaston, , Birmingham, B15 3SJ
0121 454 1496
TIME – 7pm to 8pm
Price: £20 for a 6-week course or £4 a lesson

Coventry Bollywood Open Class
Coventry Methodist Central Hall,
Warwick Lane, COVENTRY, CV1 2HA
TIME – 12:15 to 1.30
Price: £6 per lesson or £30 for a Term