Academy of Creative Arts is starting 2021 with a BANG… Going global with their programs, ACA announced beginning 2021 with an exciting collaboration with Bollywood and Hollywood celebrity choreographer Sandip Soparrkar.
Sandip Soparrkar is an acclaimed and award winning Bollywood Dancer / Choreographer, Judge to prestigious dance competitions like Dance India Dance L'il Masters & Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, and a poster boy of the Dance World. Sandip is also winner of the prestigious Dada Saaheb Phalke award winner and most recently has been announced the winner of the Tagore Social Achievement Prize 2020. The award was announced at the Rabindranath Tagore Prize Headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Sandip has a long list of achievements from being a latin & ballroom dancer, bollywood choreographer, actor, columnist, RJ, TedX speaker, holding doctorate in World Mythology folklore, winning national & international excellence awards, to being “the world peace ambassador” and philanthropist with “Dance for a cause” and someone who has received personal letters of recognition from Queen Elizabth and Prince Charles of England. Not many know that Sandip even choreographed Britney Spears' chart topper video of “Womanizer”.
Sandip and Academy of Creative Arts are thrilled to bring this unique opportunity to experience what many celebrities like Madonna, Shakira, Britney Spears, Hritik Roshan, Kajol, Tabu and Priyanka Chopra have experienced by taking lessons from none other than Sandip Soparrkar.
“2020 has changed how we all learn in an online/virtual environment. Before 2020 we were restricted learning only from teachers available locally and drove around to be physically at a studio to take classes. That world has changed, and if the physical boundaries are gone - why restrict learning - why can't we learn from some of the best in the industry and around the world? That's what prompted us to expand our programs to bring the best opportunities to learn from the Masters of their art in India and beyond.” said Hetal Joshi - Co-Founder of Academy of Creative Arts
“I am super thrilled to collaborate with Java & Hetal to bring my dance program and team to the ACA. When I visited their studio a couple of years back, I was super impressed at their philosophy, warmth and passion behind building the Academy of Creative Arts. ACA had some of the best facilities & dance floors from what I have seen across the world. When the opportunity of sharing my passion for dance virtually through ACA came up - we said - let's do it. Me and my team are super excited to share and teach various forms of Dance like Bollywood contemporary, hip hop, jazz, ballroom etc. to give Boston and the globe flavor of learning what many here in Bollywood learn and perform.” said Sandip Soparrkar
“We feel 2020 was an interesting year for every person to reflect and learn to absorb information differently. Students & parents who were initially skeptical about the effectiveness of learning online are now saying - WE LOVE IT and even when things open up - we would like to continue to learn remotely. We now have students not only from all parts of New England but also California, Minneapolis, Chicago, Canada, New York etc. Parents & students pushed us to go global and we are now going truly global with our online/virtual programs that everyone across the globe can take advantage of” said Java Joshi - Founder of ACA
2021 is a year of expanding and going truly global for ACA. Not only students but passionate artists and teachers from across the globe now part of the Academy family. They are experts in their own fields and Academy is turning into a platform that is creating one stop hop for students globally to learn from passionate artists & excellent teachers in all fields of education.
At heavy request from students and parents, Academy is also launching College Admissions Counselling and SAT/ACT Test Prep program, Academy is bringing very senior Guru’s such as Pandit Jishnu Brata Sircar - someone who has trained from the same guru & grew up with Ustad Rashid Khan - an artist, teacher and an excellent performer who has performed with Padmabhushan and padma vibhushan artists.
We are so proud of this excellent initiative and resource from our New England area that is now making a mark globally in providing best in class education options.
As many of our readers know, Academy of Creative Arts is a school founded by Lexington resident couple Java Joshi & Hetal Joshi. The Academy of Creative Arts now has over 30+ different programs such as Art, Music (Singing, Tabla, Piano, Guitar etc.), Dance (Bollywood, Kathak, Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballroom etc.) Theatre & Acting, Photography, Public Speaking, Henna etc. all taught both virtually/online and in-person under one roof at their HQ in Burlington, MA. For more information about all the programs offered at ACA, please visit www.academyofcreativearts.org
“We wish all Lokvani readers and members of our community a safe and creative 2021.” said Java & Hetal Joshi - Founders of ACA.