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- $29 for one Level 2B ticket to the Bollywood Pageant ($50 value)
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On Saturday, September 6, an evening of glamorous Desi entertainment fills the Hilton Americas starting at 8 p.m. Along with the pageant itself, the spectacle will include Bollywood Shake dance performances, live music from singer and Houston-born Bollywood transplant Mauli Dave, and an appearance by Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon.
A conflation of Bombay (the old name for Mumbai) and Hollywood, Bollywood refers to the Mumbai-based film industry, which draws up the tradition of golden-age musicals, using song and dance as a way for characters to express their emotions. The dance style that has emerged from these films blends traditional and folk dance moves with beats and movements inspired by modern R&B and hip-hop. The ladies of Bollywood Shake showcase dance routines step by step, strengthening their students' sense of timing, spacing, and how to twirl without bodychecking their dance partner. Students twist and turn inside an expansive studio with lightly stained hardwood floors and decorated with gentle colors of orange and dark yellow. Instructors also offer Bollywood Workout classes, which use sped-up dance routines to tighten and tone the body.