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26 January is a day of national significance in both Australia and India being Australia Day and India’s Republic Day. The Toowoomba Bollywood Dancers were absolutely thrilled and privileged to perform at the Australia Day Function held at Picnic Point. To dance in honour of both countries made it even a more special occasion for the group. The dancers performed two dances. The first dance was a ‘daandiya’ dance from Gujarat to the song “‘Dhol Baaje” from the film “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” followed by a dance to “Bumbroo” from the film “Mission Kashmir”. All dances were choreographed by Preeti Parikh who is a classical dancer from Mumbai.
The Toowoomba Bollywood Dance Group started in April 2009 under the auspices of the Toowoomba International Multicultural Society in response to public demand for Bollywood dancing at the Toowoomba Language and Cultures Festival. Since then the group has performed at many charity functions including the Hagar Concert, Toowoomba Says No To Violence and Harmony Day functions.