Everyone We Saw at the Midwest Dhamaka Bollywood Dance Competition at SCPA

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The eighth-annual Midwest Dhamaka competition took place over the weekend (Feb. 16), bringing energetic choreography and dizzying footwork coupled with ear-worm melodies to downtown's SCPA.

Every year, eight of America’s best Bollywood-fusion dance teams come to Cincinnati for a chance to win a Bollywood America championship bid (Bollywood America is the world’s largest fusion competition).

This infectiously rhythmic style of dance combines classic Indian styles with Western Contemporary, hip hop, jazz and electronic elements to create a captivating combination of sound and motion. Award-winning dance teams from Gainesville, Florida, Philadelphia and even Los Angeles showcased their best routines one night only at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

More info: midwestdhamaka.com.

| Photos by Paige Deglow