Jag Kumar is one of the founder members of Nachda Sansaar Bhangra Dancers. He has always been fascinated by dance and the first time he saw Bhangra was at the age of five, when he first traveled to the Punjab (India) with his grandparents. Jag’s first experience of participating in dance was at the age of eight, when he became a member of the Irish dance team at his primary school. He has always been very proud of this achievement and still has the original certificate he received.
Jag’s previous employment involved him delivering training and CPD to colleagues within the organisation. He has taken these skills, and is now delivering Bhangra to educational and corporate establishments throughout the UK. This has given Jag the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with children, teachers and adults from all cultural backgrounds and abilities.
Jag has also got a lot of experience working with children who have Special Educational Needs. He has worked in many schools that have SEN pupils including Fox Hollies School, in Birmingham. He worked there as a residential artist and supported the children to produce a Bhangra/Bollywood dance routine for their Christmas Production.
Jag has also worked with various storytellers using dance techniques to illustrate stories visually. This has added a new dimension to the way he delivers dance workshops, particularly to children at key stage 1, parents and toddlers in children’s centres.
Jag also offers the following services to teams of staff:
• Team building
• Developing soft management skills
• Delivering interactive workshops to teachers on training days
Jag is very professional, passionate and is very keen to promote the Performing Arts and Community Cohesion.
Jag believes learning is a two way process where both a teacher and student have mutual respect and understanding for each other.
Anil is a talented artist who has an excellent understanding of a variety of musical instruments including percussion, wind and string. He has been a member of the British Asian music industry for over 10 years. During this time he has collaborated with many artists on a production and performance level. He has experience in working with children and adults of all ages and has a particular aptitude for working with children with special educational needs.
Harvi has been involved in Traditional Bhangra since 1990. He learned to play the Dhol with Dildaar Bhangra Dancers before joining G. Mall’s Dhol Blasters for a short time. In 1996 he was invited to join the UK’s premier Bhangra dance group - Nachda Sansaar. During his time with Nachda Sansaar, Harvi has been involved in many high profile performances and productions. He has been delivering Dhol and Bhangra dance workshops for many years through organisations like Dudley Performing Arts, Sampad and Dance Sansaar. Harvi has built a reputation for delivering memorable, effective, enjoyable workshops to the highest standard, his enthusiasm and passion for the art of Bhangra shines through in his workshop delivery.
Harvi believes that music and dance brings people together and that we can enhance learning experiences by making them fun and accessible to everyone. He is an invaluable member of the team and we are proud to have him on our side.
Vin has been involved in Bhangra Dance since 1986, performing with the folk dance group Nachda Sansaar across the UK and abroad. With his passion and experience of the dance Vin has assisted many workshops learning the methods required to deliver the skills to lead dance classes from beginners to performance levels.
Vin has experienced working with students of all ages ranging from 5 to 50 years of age and also varied abilities including special needs and children with behavioral problems.
Over the years the Bhangra Music Industry has developed with modern sounds and influences which has given Vin the chance to initiate dance workshops incorporating tradition and modern based styles of movements