Past Events

We are endeavoring to include many of our wonderful past events on this page. Give us some time, we have dozens!

Big Bollywood Cook Off | July 29th 2017 | 6:30 PM - 9 PM | 


 20526186 1266713406790731 3662676532673571569 nOn Saturday July 29th 2017, Bollywood Dance Scene hosted the Big Bollywood Cook-Off: Season 3 at Tapestry Folkdance Center. 

This year’s competition had four teams serving up an all-vegetarian menu featuring Indian-inspired appetizers and desserts. After enjoying a fun and casual Bollywood dance class, audience members sampled a plate from each team and voted for a winner. Prizes were won for the following categories:  Best Appetizer, Best Dessert, Best Presentation, and Overall Best Team.

Thanks to Arun Photography for the pictures. More pictures can be found here.



The HOLI Party - Bollywood dance party of colors!

June 17th 2017 | 3 PM - 7 PM

 Holi 2017

Bollywood Dance Scene with OUT in the Backyard (OIBY) present the HOLI Party at Powderhorn Park. Mark the arrival of spring by celebrating HOLI at an outdoor Bollywood dance party of colors! 
For a suggested donation for OIBY $10 (cash/check preferred), you can dance and play at this family friendly festival which will provide ORGANIC colors (handmade by OIBY!), fun Indian snacks, and live DJ. 

Plan for the day: 
3pm-5:30pm - Register and get colors
3:30pm-4:30pm - Round 1 - Play with Colors and dance!
4:30pm-5:30pm - Enjoy yummy Indian snacks! 
5:30pm-7pm - Round 2 - Play with Colors and dance!

Shower each other in color and say, “Holi hai!” Rain or shine - be the rainbow! 

Out in the Backyard is working to improve the lives of the LGBTQ people living in the Backyard* by connecting people to each other and to resources. We also want to reduce the gap between LGBT and non-LGBT people. We are looking to help grow healthy queer communities by identifying allied providers, appropriate resources, and improving community relationships.

Hot Indian Dance Off - Season 3 , May 20 2017



Here is a playlist of these teams performing in the prelims. Top teams from the prelims advanced to the final 32 of the bracket style final competition that was held on May 20th at Midtown Global Market

The final glory was won by "Tolly Ki Toli" who walked away with a top prize of $2000. "SM Warriors" won the second prize and walked away with $1000 while "MN Sunshine" impressed the judges to win the third prize of $500.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 


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Amelia400pcStephenGarretBollywood to the Max: Fashion Show & Dance Party

Nov 13, 7-10pm

This is a FREE event to the public. Donation Bar and snacks to buy on site. Bring cash! 
Event located at The Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave N, Saint Paul, 55114. 

Bollywood to the Max is our hottest fundraiser of the year! Watch 30 models take the ramp to display a collection of Indian and South Asian clothes by local designers and boutique owners.

This event is a part of's Give to the Max Day 2016!

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Participating boutiques:

  • Khazana - Imported Arts and Textiles
  • Shanties Plaza
  • ShivSai Designs - Ethnic Indian wear
  • Maal MN
  • Branchée - Sets the Trend

Dance performance by Bollywood Dance Scene

  Bezubaan: The VoicelessBezubaan: The Voiceless at MN Fringe  Aug 5-14

Bollywood Dance Scene, creator of MN Fringe's top-selling shows in both 2014 and 2015, presents Bezubaan: The Voiceless, an original Bollywood dance dramedy exploring themes of immigration, integration, and identity. Father figure and long-time Hindu Indian immigrant “Appa” struggles with change at the international market he considers both his means of livelihood and his sanctuary. He, his Desi family, and their Minnesotan friends must face a new addition to their community whose presence could be life-changing. This family friendly show is packed with exciting Indian and contemporary dance styles, from Kathak to Swing and Lavni to Hip Hop, which punctuate and illustrate the storytelling. With an intergenerational and multicultural cast of 90, Bezubaan: The Voiceless epitomizes the BDS message of social harmony. Show times are: August 5, 5:30pm; August 6, 2:30pm; August 7, 5:30pm; August 10, 7pm; and Aug 13, 2:30pm at Rarig Center Thrust located at 330 21st Ave. South, Mpls, MN 55455. Show reservations and day passes ($16 weekday, $22 weekend) are available at

Cook Off!Big Bollywood Cook Off, July 21

Five male chefs (!who are also the lead actors of our upcoming show!) and their 5 sous chefs battle it out in this one of a kind cook off! You will get to sample ALL VEGETARIAN non-traditional snacks from the streets of India. We start with a Bollywood dance lesson to build up an appetite! Be there on time - only 75 tickets will be sold. 

Suggested donations: Dance + Cook Off $15, Dance $5, Cook Off Food Tasting $10

Sabrang 2016Sabrang: A Celebration of South Asian Music and Dance, May 21

Presented by Geetmala. 5pm at Pearson Hall, Concordia University. Geetmala is a Music & Entertainment program which features local Twin Cities talent in vocal & instrumental music. This event features Nrityalaya Dance Academy, Layyasaaram,  Anwer, Ghanchi & Shakil Trio and Bollywood Dance Scene who will provide a sneak peak at their upcoming Fringe show-in-the-works! Live performances, parking, and food by FilFillah Restaurant, included in $20 ticket

MOA20161000Pan Asian Arts Festival, May 14

The Pan Asian Arts Festival bridges cultures, creates positive dialogues, and embraces differences. Including over one hundred performances, many arts and crafts, food from Asian regions and performances from professional artists.

Pan Asian Arts Alliance (PAAA), strives to engage individuals and diverse communities in appreciation of Pan Asian Arts, to celebrate rich cultural diversity and to promote a sense of unity. Sponsored by Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC), and Saint Paul Cultural Star, Mall of America

2016 History FlirtMN History Flirt, May 10

Held at the MN History Center.

Frolic with history at History Flirt, a NEW free Tuesday happy hour for adults. In May, History Flirt celebrates the History Centers new exhibit Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation. Sari tying, fashion show, food, henna! Groove to Bollywood dance tutorials by Bollywood Dance Scene and a bouncing Bollywood soundtrack courtesy of Tantric Beatz DJ Sharabi. 

Spicy Masala Chai 2.0Spicy Masala Chai 2.0, May 1

We will be celebrating the opening of the exhibit Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation with an encore performance of Spicy Masala Chai! We are so honored to have been invited to add our energy to this incredible event. This dynamic exhibit "explores the Indian American experience and the community's vital political, professional, and cultural contributions to American and Minnesotan life and history." Tickets are $20 adults, $16 MNHS members/With Fringe Button, $10 ages 5-17, and includes museum admission. You can find them here.

2014 Holi at PowderhornHOLI Bollywood Dance Party of Colors, April 16

Bollywood Dance Scene and OUT in the Backyard (OIBY) present the HOLI Party at Powderhorn Park. Mark the arrival of spring by celebrating HOLI at an outdoor Bollywood dance party of colors! For a suggested donation of $10 (cash/check only), you can dance and play at this family friendly festival which will provide organic colors, fun Indian snacks, and a live DJ. Proceeds from this event benefit the work of OIBY and BDS. Shower each other in color and say, “Holi hai!” Rain or shine - be the rainbow!

HotIndianDanceOFFHot Indian Dance Off - Season 2, March 26, 2016

5:00-8:00 pm at Midtown Global Market! A dance challenge has never been such Bolly-good-fun. Join the audience and see creative dancers as they impress the judges with original choreography set to Bollywood music. Cheer on your favorite teams while you munch on a delicious indurrito from Hot Indian Foods! Judges choose the top teams from the performers. Winners will be presented with praise and prizes, and all competitors receive enthusiastic applause and new friends. Sponsored by Hot Indian Foods and our realtor friend, Sangeeta.

Flooding in ChennaiDance for Chennai, Dec 17, 2015

Last class of the year! We are dedicating this class to those people displaced in Chennai, India due to two months of heavy rains and floods. A part of the proceeds from this class will go to Chennai Relief Funds.

2015 Kids CampKids' Dance Camp, Nov 7, 2015

1:30 - 4pm Tapestry Folk Dance Center

Bollywood dance basics, story telling, and community building for kids of all age groups. Join us!  Brought to you in collaboration with Camp Masala, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Autism Walk 2015Autism Walk, Sept 27, 2015

Autism Speaks, a science and advocacy organization, held the 2015 Minnesota Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Target Field. Proceeds benefit Autism Speaks work locally and nationally to increase awareness of autism, fund research and family service on behalf of people with autism in Minnesota.