Excitement is mounting among the members of an outstanding Bollywood dance group as they prepare to take to the stage.

Harrow ’s favourite day of the year is approaching, when thousands of people will flock to Byron Park, in Belmont Road, Wealdstone, to take part in celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the borough being a part of London.

A feast of beautiful food, dance, music and all sorts of activities will all help to make Under One Sky a day to remember.

For Karan’s Bollywood Masterclass, Sunday, September 21 cannot come soon enough, as it is one of the first acts to be confirmed as part of the line-up.

 

Nishi Pangali, head of the group since its inception seven years ago, said: “We have performed at Under One Sky twice in the past, and it is a really great day.

“Bollywood dance is quite commercial, and can be enjoyed by people of all nationalities so we really think it will be special.”

The dance teacher has entered her senior students for the show.

“The ages will range from 16 to 30, so for the younger ones it is a really great opportunity to perform in front of a large number of people.

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“What is very rewarding is seeing dance students grow not only as performers, but as people. For many people it is just a hobby, but we see many of our students mature with us. When they come as children, at first they may cry or whinge, but after a while they see a group of 30 managing to do it, and eventually say to themselves: well if they can do it, so can I.

“That’s quite powerful for building character, and performing on the main stage is a great chance for those who have been with us for a while to show how far they have come.”

During the 30 days leading up to Under One Sky getwestlondon will be packed with all the latest news, announcements and build-up for the event, so be sure to take a look each day.

Councillor Sue Anderson (Labour), Harrow Council’s portfolio holder for community, culture and resident engagement, said: “Under One Sky is already promising to be a spectacular community event, where there will be something for everyone in the borough.

“We are already seeing a fantastic line-up of acts, consisting of community groups, sports, vintage cars and much more.”

Send your favourite memories and pictures of either Under One Sky or from Harrow’s past 60 years to john.shammas@trinitymirror.com.