Hundreds dance in downtown San Jose for CityDance

CityDance San Jose drew over a hundred dancers to the Circle of Palms to learn Bollywood dancing in front of the San Jose Museum of Art. Akshay Savale, director of the Starrz Dance Academy of Performing Arts, a Bollywood dance company based in Cupertino, led a group in a step-by-step tutorial on how to dance to several songs.

Dancers of all ages jumped, shook and swung their arms as the sun set over the palm trees, including a lively 92-year-old JF White, who danced throughout the evening.

The monthly series kicked off with salsa in June, Bollywood this month, followed by cumbia (August 18) and K-pop (September 15). The dance starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. Dancing is free, as is admission to the San Jose Museum of Art on CityDance nights. You can view current museum offerings at www.sjmusart.org.

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: Mawuena M. (no last name given), left, 5, from San Jose, dances with her sister Kimiya, 8, and mother Christelle, at the Bollywood party of CityDance San Jose at the Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: JF White, 92, of San Jose, dances during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood Party at the Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California on Thursday, July 21, 2022. ( Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: JF White, 92, of San Jose, dances during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood Party at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California on Thursday, July 21, 2022. ( Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JULY 21: Apoorva Mahajan, center, of Santa Clara, dances during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood Party at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California on Thursday, July 21, 2022. ( Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: Apoorva Mahajan, center, of Santa Clara, dances during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood Party at the Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California on Thursday, July 21, 2022. ( Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JULY 21: Kay Okawa, 8, of San Jose, dances with her father Masaki, right, and her mother Tomoko, next to her brother Gen, 4, at CityDance San Bollywood party Jose at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: Kay Okawa, 8, of San Jose, dances with her father Masaki, right, and her mother Tomoko, next to her brother Gen, 4, at the CityDance San Bollywood party Jose at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JULY 21: People dance during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood party at the Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: People dance during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood party at the Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JULY 21: Starrz Dance Academy of Performing Arts Director Akshay Savale teaches a dance during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood party at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California, Thursday, July 21, 2022 (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: Akshay Savale, director of the Starrz Dance Academy of Performing Arts, teaches a dance during CityDance San Jose’s Bollywood party at the Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California on Thursday, July 21, 2022 (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: JF White, 92, of San Jose, dances next to his daughter Kira, during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood party at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California , Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: JF White, 92, of San Jose, dances next to his daughter Kira, during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood party at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California , Thursday July 21, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JULY 21: Dancers from the Starrz Dance Academy of Performing Arts perform at CityDance San Jose's Bollywood party at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California on Thursday, July 21 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: Dancers from the Starrz Dance Academy of Performing Arts perform during CityDance San Jose’s Bollywood party at the Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California on Thursday, July 21 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JULY 21: Apoorva Mahajan, center, of Santa Clara, dances during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood Party at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California on Thursday, July 21, 2022. ( Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: Apoorva Mahajan, center, of Santa Clara, dances during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood Party at the Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California on Thursday, July 21, 2022. ( Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JULY 21: Dylan Huynh of San Jose dances during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood Party at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/ Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: Dylan Huynh of San Jose dances during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood Party at the Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/ Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JULY 21: Apoorva Mahajan of Santa Clara dances during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood Party at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/ Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: Apoorva Mahajan of Santa Clara dances during the CityDance San Jose Bollywood Party at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/ Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JULY 21: Masaki Okawa of San Jose dances with his son Gen, 4, at the CityDance San Jose Bollywood party at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California on Thursday, July 21, 2022 (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JULY 21: Masaki Okawa, of San Jose, dances with his son Gen, 4, at the CityDance San Jose Bollywood party at Circle of the Palms in downtown San Jose, California on Thursday, July 21, 2022 (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)


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