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One Day Only Festival of Dance and Music in Pasadena

Blue13 Dance Company and the Dance Conservatory of Pasadena celebrate National Dance Day with a fundraiser, “INDIAN SUMMER,” at the Dance Conservatory of Pasadena, 496 South Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105 on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. – Midnight, an Outdoor and Indoor Festival including a Bollywood Bazaar, a Bollywood Bhangra Dance Party and performances throughout the day and night by Blue13 Dance Company, Trey Rich, Jamie Gregor, Marie Poppins, Francisco Martinez, MnR Dance Factory, Daniel Coffman, Prince Andrew, Jacob Jonas & Jill Wilson, Shiva Ware, and Chris “cj3” Rutledge. Live music will be provided by Suvah Entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from the day will benefit The National Kidney Foundation, a charity close to Blue13 Dance Company Artistic Director, Achinta S. McDaniel’s heart, having lost her sister to complications related to kidney disease in 2003.

The One Day Only Festival of Dance and Music will feature a family friendly Daytime Bollywood Bazaar from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. with Indian Food, Drinks, Henna, Vendors, Live Music and Mini-Dance Classes for All Levels in Bollywood, Bhangra, Jazz, Ballet, Zumba, Hip-Hop, Jazz Funk, Contemporary, Salsa and more! Mini-Dance Classes will be led by Achinta S. McDaniel, Artistic Director of Blue13 Dance Company, along with members of her company and dance instructors from the Dance Conservatory of Pasadena.

In the evening, from 7:00 p.m. – Midnight, a Bollywood Bhangra Dance Party will be held featuring a Bar, Hookah Lounge, Food and an Outdoor Dance Floor with the sounds of the city’s best Indian music disc jockeys, including DJ Sukh, Tej Gill, Ben-G, DJ Scorpio and Live Beats by Dhol Nation’s Malinder Tooray.

Food will be provided by No Tomatoes Indian Food Truck, with Wine provided by LXV Wines and Energy Drink provided by Zenify Energy Drink. Henna designs and tattoos by Henna Crone, and Hookah Lounge (night time only for 18+) provided by Cloud Hookah.

Tickets are $15 per person In Advance and $20 At The Door. $50 or more Donations include Admission and Giveaways. $100 Donations or more, include Admission, Giveaways and Valet Parking. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-838-3006 or online at For further information, please visit the websites and

July 12, 2012

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