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America's Got Bollywood

Where and when is the show?

America’s Got Bollywood will be held at the Chabot College located at 25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94545. There are three shows on Saturday, November 19 at 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Who is performing in the show?

Several hundred students from the Bay Area, as well as the company’s highly acclaimed professional troupe which has an impressive repertoire, students from our specialty programs: Emerging Performers, Jeena students and senior citizens in the Jollywood program!

What is the Covid-19 protocol for the showcase?

Everyone who attends this event is required by Chabot & Las Positas College District (CLPCCD) to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Audience are required to upload proof of vaccination at the checkout to successfully complete the purchase of tickets to the show. The only exemption is children under the age of 5.

We are closely monitoring industry and government guidance regarding the COVID-19 virus with information supplied by the Centers for Disease Control, California Department of Public Health and the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health. Our protocols are based on the most current information available and as we move forward, we will continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC, State and County for the latest public health guidance to update these procedures

Per California state mask guidelines, masks are strongly recommended indoors for all attendees, except when actively eating or drinking.

Patrons, staff and volunteers are requested to stay home if they are feeling ill or if anyone in their household is ill or showing signs of symptoms.

Can I photograph & record the event?

Photography is allowed, but please note that flash photography is distracting to the performers and is therefore not permitted. You may videotape only the student performances. Tripods/camera stands are not allowed in the seating area as they obstruct other people’s view.

Photographing and videotaping the troupe performances and the Emerging Performer (EP) is prohibited and this rule will be strictly enforced. Prior to these performances, the audience will be reminded of this rule.

Can I buy food at the venue?

Yes. Food will be available for purchase. Please note that food/drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.

What is 'PurplePass' and what is the ticket service fee?

Tickets can be purchased via the online ticketing service called ‘PurplePass’. A service fee of $2.19 is charged per ticket by PurplePass. This is standard practice for any ticketing service and PurplePass is one of the most cost effective ticketing services available in the market.

How can I purchase my tickets?

Tickets are available for purchase here until November 19th.

What payment methods are available, and are online transactions secure?

PurplePass accepts all major credit cards and PayPal.

Where are my tickets?

Your ticket will be emailed to the email address you provide. You can either print your ticket or just show it on your smartphone to be scanned.

If you do not receive an order confirmation email from PurplePass within 1 hour of your order, please contact tickets@monakhancompany.com as soon as possible.

Are refunds allowed?

Tickets are non-refundable. You are responsible for tickets received from PurplePass.

Are show seats assigned?

Yes, all seating is assigned. You can select your seats during the ticket purchase process.

Above what age is a "child" charged for a ticket?

Children aged 2 and above require a ticket. Children under 2 are admitted for free and may sit on someone’s lap at the theater but will not be allowed to occupy a seat if a ticket has not been purchased for them .

Is the ticket valid for more than one show?

No, a ticket is only valid for the show it was purchased for. Tickets are not transferable from one show to another.

Do students have to buy ticket to perform?

Students DO NOT have to buy a ticket to perform. They will be seated in the auditorium with the rest of their class! This ticket is non-transferable and must be used by the student only.

Students in the Bacha Party class will receive separate details from their instructors about tickets and seating.

Do students need a ticket to be allowed into the theater to watch the show?

The students (other than Bacha Party) do not need a ticket to be allowed into the theater to watch the show. However, they are required to check-in at the entry and get a hand stamp to enter the auditorium and sit with their class on the day of the show.

Bacha Party students will need to purchase a separate ticket. They are required to be seated next to their parents/family in their own seat for the duration of the show. More details will be sent by the instructors of the class closer to the show date.

Are parents allowed in the student holding area?

Parents/family/friends are not allowed because that space is reserved for student performers. We also want to keep the kids safe therefore anyone who has not signed in, cannot enter the backstage area.

When can students go to the auditorium to watch the show?

Students are required to report 30 minutes before the start of the show. Logistics of being seated with the class, performing and being re-seated after the class performs is handled by show staff. Detailed instructions will be provided before the show.

When can parents pick up their children?

Parents of 5-8, 9-12 and 13-18 students are not required to pick their children up after their child has performed and have the child sit with them, unless the parent has bought an extra ticket for their child. It is advised that parents let their kids sit with the rest of the class to watch the show after they have performed. At the end of the show, parents can check out their children.

Bacha Party students should be picked up by their parents after their performance. They are required to be seated next to their parents/family in their own seat for the duration of the show.

If a parent/child has to exit the auditorium during the show, please know that re-entry into the auditorium will be permitted before the start of the following act, so the performers on stage and the audience are not disturbed.

Quarterly Classes

Drop-In Classes

Students can drop-in to a Basic level class without prior enrollment. In Q1 and Q3 (non-performance quarters), students are welcome to drop-in to the first or second class of the quarter. In Q2 and Q4 (performance quarters), students can drop in to the first class only. We do not allow drop-ins for classes that are Intermediate level or higher.

If a class is full, we will not be able to accommodate drop-in students. Check the status of classes here.

Students under 18 years of age require a guardian to sign them into the class, without which, a student will not be able to participate in the drop-in class.

Age Groups

Our classes are for kids ages 3&4 (Bacha Party), 5-8, 9-12, teens and adults. We often have students who are well into their 60s also join our classes! Depending on physical conditions, we also have a special ‘Jollywood’ class for seniors at the India Community Center in Milpitas. Read more about Jollywood.

Attire and Shoes

Students should come to class in comfortable clothing that is easy to move in like workout/track pants and t-shirts. Jeans are not allowed. Sneakers or dance shoes are required.

Costumes

Students enrolled in a performance quarter receive a costume for America’s Got Bollywood! We have lots of costume-related answers here.

What to Bring to Class

Students are required to bring a water bottle to class. Additionally, proof of vaccination (2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or 1 dose of J&J) at least 14 days prior to the class, along with photo I.D. are required to be shown at the beginning of your first class for all vaccine eligible students ages 5 and up.

Attendance

Attending all classes is highly encouraged. If a student will be missing a class, they are requested to send an email to the instructor in advance.

During performance quarters, if a student misses more than one class, the student may not be allowed to participate in the showcase. Attending the last two classes before the performance as well as the technical rehearsal is mandatory during the performance quarter.

There are no make up sessions or pro-rated fees for any missed classes.

Class Levels

We have four levels: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Master. Read more here.

All new students should register for the Basic level class in the appropriate age group. Students with prior dance experience may skip the Basic class – see more details in ‘Skipping Class Levels.’

Evaluations for Class Promotions

New Students:

If a student has prior dance experience, they can attend an audition to be evaluated for a higher class.

Continuing Students:

Promotion to a higher level class is based on two things:

  1. Recommendation from instructor of current class level
  2. Passing a student evaluation conducted by our Evaluations Team every session

Skipping Class Levels

New students who have prior dance experience can choose to attend an audition to be evaluated for placement into a higher level class.

Continuing students: See section on ‘Evaluations for Class Promotions’

Taking a Break Between Quarters

If a student takes a  break between quarters, they may re-join at the level they were previously enrolled in. If they take a break for four consecutive quarters, they may/may not be eligible for the level they were last enrolled in, and it may be required that they attend the student evaluations.

If a student is promoted to a higher level class and takes a break for more than two quarters before joining the higher level class, they will be required to attend the student evaluations again. 

Age Proof

For the Bacha Party and 5-8 year old classes, parents may be required to submit a proof of age of the child if requested by the instructor.

Bacha Party - Toileting and Parent Involvement

Toilet training must be completed before enrolling your child in this class. Children ages 3 and 4 year old must be out of diapers at the time of enrollment.

One parent per child must be present in the lobby or outside the studio during the entire time of the class in case a child needs their parents help during the class. A child’s parent is responsible for taking their child to the restroom during the class.

Pick Up Policy

Children and teens should be picked up by their parent/guardian at the class end time. Parents/guardians who are late may be charged a fee if the instructor has to wait for the child or teen to be picked up.

Watching A Class

Parents, family (including kids!) and friends will not be allowed into the studio when the class is in session. For information on recording a class, refer to the ‘Video Recording of Class’ section.

Video Recording

Video recording is allowed during the last 5 minutes of a class. This recording is solely to be used to help students recap and rehearse what was taught in class. Any misuse of in-class recordings may result in termination from the program. In addition, these videos cannot be published on any social media platform.

Instructors will record a video at the end of each class and send a link to students. This video is for review and practice at home! Any misuse of in-class recordings may result in termination from the program. In addition, these videos cannot be published on any social media platform.

Class Songs

The instructors along with our Quality Control team determine concepts and specific songs for each class. We often do a medley of songs for classes. We frequently introduce new concepts and dance styles to classes which makes for a very fun, challenging and unique class experience quarter after quarter.

Student Performances

In non-performance quarters (Q1 and Q3), there is a 10-minute in-class presentation at the end of the last class. In performance quarters (Q2 and Q4), all students enrolled in quarterly classes have the opportunity to perform at the Bay Area’s largest Bollywood resident show, America’s Got Bollywood!

Positions for the Performances

Positions are assigned at the sole discretion of the instructor and are based on students’ memorization of the routine, execution of choreography, performance skills (like facial expressions) and attendance, to name a few of the criteria taken into consideration.

Discounts

In addition to the early enrollment discounted rate, we have additional discounts available for the quarterly dance class. See details.

Discounts are typically offered each session! Check out the the in-person class page for more details here.

Performing Class Choreography at Other Events

Students are allowed to perform the choreography learned in a class at other events. Students will require written permission from their instructor if they would like to replicate in part or whole dance routine. At the event, acknowledge and announce the instructor and the name of the dance company verbally right before or after the performance.

Transfers, Cancellations and Refunds

Transfers:
Enrollments cannot be transferred from one quarter/session to another.

Transfer from one class to another in the same quarter/session is allowed provided:

  • The student meets the age and level requirements of the class to be transferred to.
  • Availability of spots in the class.

If for any reason we are not able to accommodate a transfer and the student can no longer attend the class enrolled for, the cancellation policy would apply.

Cancellations & Refunds:

We are unable to offer any refunds at this time.

Cancelled Classes

The company reserves the right to cancel classes at its discretion. Specific classes that are canceled within a quarter will be rescheduled by the company.

Virtual Offerings

Auditions

We are conducting auditions virtually! View upcoming auditions and sign up here.

Style + Technique Classes

Drop-In Classes

Students are welcome to drop-in to the first or second class of the quarter. If a class is full, we will not be able to accommodate drop-in students. Check the status of classes here.

Students under 18 years of age require a guardian to sign them into the class, without which, a student will not be able to participate in the drop-in class.

Age Groups

Style + Technique classes are for teens and adults.

Attire and Shoes

Students should come to class in comfortable clothing that is easy to move in like workout/track pants and t-shirts. Jeans are not allowed. Sneakers or dance shoes are required.

What to Bring to Class


Students are required to bring a water bottle to class. Additionally, proof of vaccination (2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or 1 dose of J&J) at least 14 days prior to the class, along with photo I.D. are required to be shown at the beginning of your first class for all vaccine eligible students ages 5 and up.

Attendance

Attending all classes is highly encouraged. If a student will be missing a class, they are requested to send an email to the instructor in advance.

There are no make up sessions or pro-rated fees for any missed classes.

Class Levels


Class levels are indicated in the class details in our registration system! We typically offer a variety of Basic and higher level classes.

Pick Up Policy

Teens should be picked up by their parent/guardian at the class end time. Parents/guardians who are late may be charged a fee if the instructor has to wait for the teen to be picked up.

Watching A Class

Parents, family (including kids!) and friends will not be allowed into the studio when the class is in session. For information on recording a class, refer to the ‘Video Recording of Class’ section.

Video Recording


Instructors will record a video at the end of each class and send a link to students. This video is for review and practice at home! Any misuse of in-class recordings may result in termination from the program. In addition, these videos cannot be published on any social media platform.

Student Performances

There is a 10-minute in-class presentation at the end of the last class.

Performing Class Choreography at Other Events

Students are allowed to perform the choreography learned in a class at other events. Students will require written permission from their instructor if they would like to replicate in part or whole dance routine. At the event, acknowledge and announce the instructor and the name of the dance company verbally right before or after the performance.

Cancellations and Refunds


We are unable to offer any refunds at this time.

Cancelled Classes

The company reserves the right to cancel classes at its discretion. Specific classes that are canceled within a quarter will be rescheduled by the company.

Dance Workshops

Drop-In

Students are welcome to drop-in to workshops. If a workshops is full, we will not be able to accommodate drop in students. Check the status of workshops here.

Students under 18 years of age require a guardian to sign them into the workshop, without which, a student will not be able to participate in the drop-in class.

Age Groups

Our workshops are for youth, teens and adults. See workshop details for age group specifics.

Attire and Shoes

Students should come to class in comfortable clothing that is easy to move in like workout/track pants and t-shirts. Jeans are not allowed. Sneakers or dance shoes are required.

What to Bring to Class


Students are required to bring a water bottle to class. Additionally, proof of vaccination (2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or 1 dose of J&J) at least 14 days prior to the class, along with photo I.D. are required to be shown at the beginning of your first class for all vaccine eligible students ages 5 and up.

Workshops Levels


Levels are indicated in the workshop details in our registration system! We typically offer a variety of Basic and higher level workshops.

Pick Up Policy

Teens should be picked up by their parent/guardian at the class end time. Parents/guardians who are late may be charged a fee if the instructor has to wait for the teen to be picked up.

Watching A Class

Parents, family (including kids!) and friends will not be allowed into the studio when the class is in session.

Video Recording


Participants are allowed to record videos during workshop. If posting on social media, please tag @monakhancompany

Cancellations and Refunds


We are unable to offer any refunds at this time.

Cancelled Classes

The company reserves the right to cancel classes at its discretion.

Summer Camps

Attire and Shoes

Campers should come to class in comfortable clothing that is easy to move in like workout/track pants and t-shirts. Jeans are not allowed. Sneakers or dance shoes are required.

Immunizations

Immunizations are required, and all children must be current on vaccinations in accordance with California state law and local public school requirements.

What to Bring to Camp

Campers must bring a water bottle and yoga mat to camp (both items should be labeled with the child’s name).

Camper Check In / Check Out

  1. All children must be signed in / signed out by a parent or guardian electronically with a valid access code
  2. If someone other than those listed on the child’s Emergency Information / People Authorized to Pick Up details will be picking up the child, parents or guardians must:
    • Notify Camp Management via email and in person
    • Parents must add the pick up person to the child’s profile in the online system

Staff is extremely strict about check out and verifying that authorized parents/guardians are picking up children

Snacks and Lunch

Visit this page for information on snacks, lunch and food allergies.

Medical and Emergency Information

Child’s parent or guardian shall provide all medical and emergency information before the child begins camp.

Illness and Medication

Illness:

  1. Children who are ill and/or have a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit and above / vomiting should not be sent to camp
  2. If a child is ill or has a temperature during the day or is vomiting, the parent/guardian will be notified. It is their responsibility to have the child picked up from camp as soon as possible. Children should not return for 24 hours of being free of symptoms
  3. All contagious illnesses a child contracts must be reported to the Camp Management via email

Medication:

  1. No medication will be given at camp without written notice from a parent/ guardian and doctor’s form
  2. All medical forms must be signed by your child’s physician, and must be on file before the start of camp (if child is in multiple camps, one form per camp week is required)

Behavior at Camp

Parents or guardians will help and work with the camp staff to handle any behavioral issues or other concerns by being available and open to discussions and conferences in order to best serve their child.

Transfers, Cancellations and Refunds

Transfers:

  1. Transfers from one camp to another camp may be accommodated pending availability and other factors and will be determined solely by the company

Cancellations and Refunds:

  1. If a cancellation request is received five weeks prior to the start of the camp, a refund will be issued minus an $80 processing fee. No refunds will be processed within 5 weeks of camp start date.

Absences: No part of camp fees (including early drop-off, extended care and lunch) will be refunded due to absences

Cancelled Camps

The company reserves the right to cancel camps at its discretion.

Fitness Classes

Drop-Ins

Students are welcome to drop-in to fitness classes. 

  1. The first class is free! Sign up here
  2. After a free trial class, the drop-in rate is $15/class.  Drop-in classes can be purchased here or by emailing info@bombayjam.com. Please note: Instructors cannot collect drop-in fees.

Age Groups

Bombay Jam is for teens and adults. It’s an all level class – people of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome to join us.

Attire and Shoes

Students should come to class in comfortable clothing that is easy to move in like workout/track pants and t-shirts. Jeans are not recommended. Sneakers (cross trainers) or dance shoes are required.

What to Bring to Class

Students are required to bring a water bottle to class

Class Levels

Bombay Jam is designed for all levels of fitness from novices all the way to students who have very active lifestyles.

Pick Up Policy

Teens should be picked up by their parent/guardian at the class end time. Parents/guardians who are late may be charged a fee if the instructor has to wait for the teen to be picked up.

Watching A Class

Parents, family (including kids!) and friends will not be allowed into the studio when the class is in session.

Cancelling Class Packages

Cancellations:

  1. If the student has not used any classes in the package, it can be canceled within two weeks of purchase and a cancellation fee of $25 will be applied
  2. After a class has been attended, packages cannot be canceled. Under special circumstances, package expiration dates can be extended if need be.

Package Expiration and Extensions

Package expirations are automatically set based on date purchased. Extensions to the expiration date can be requested via email, and will be calculated based on the date a class was first attended.

Cancelled Classes

The company reserves the right to cancel classes at its discretion.