About Haripa Dance Group
Get to know us…. We are passionate about Dance!
Haripa are a U.K. based all-female adult dance group (founded and run by Amarjit Gill) who has brought her inspiration from London to the West Midlands. She is seeking committed ladies with a focused approach to join her group.
Amarjit has been dancing for a number of years (solo and as part of accredited dance groups) and conducted and choreographed performances for various events such as:
Acorn Charity, Mary Queens Hospice, Teenage Cancer Trust, Children in Need.
National Bhangra Festival, UK Bhangra Awards, Arts Fest, International Dance Festival, Sampad, Big John’s Mela, Sandwell & BIrmingham Mela (Victoria Park),
Weddings, Jaagos, Sangeet and Mehndi parties plus corporate and other special events.
The Haripa style of dance is a unique modern blend of Giddha, Bhangra and Bollywood and is quite unique in the Asian Entertainments Industry. Our moves are feminine, energetic, graceful and uplifting. The choreography is varied and dynamic and tells a story.
Bhangra is the cultural folk music and dancing from the Punjab (North India); its roots can be traced back to the 1400s. The dancing is traditionally associated with harvest time, when farmers celebrated the fruits of their labour.
Today however; Bhangra is international. Its powerful rhythms have been remixed with all types of music from disco to R&B, Soul, hip hop and Latina. It has fantastic beats and the dancing provides a great work out for shoulders, arms and legs is a popular folk dance derived from Punjab region of Indian and Pakistan.
The ancient energetic dance known as the ring dance creatively displays feminine bodily grace especially of the arms and hands.
Bollywood dance is modern Indian Dance. The unique style of dance has its roots in classical and folk dance with the occasional Latino and Arabic influence.
The group meet every Monday evening in Kingstanding from 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM for weekly rehearsals/classes. These help with technique, coordination, improving flexibility, rhythm and confidence. A personalised, friendly approach is offered to the dancers.
It is also a great way of keeping fit and exercising one’s creative streak as well as meeting great people.
If you would like to be part of a vibrant ladies dance group come along to a free taster class to audition and dance to infectious beats.