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WATCH: Bollywood fever comes to north Norfolk school

Kalpesh Zalavadiya from K'z Dance Entertainment busts a Bollywood move with pupils, parents and teachers at Happisburgh Primary School. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Kalpesh Zalavadiya from K'z Dance Entertainment busts a Bollywood move with pupils, parents and teachers at Happisburgh Primary School. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

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Fancy footwork was at the fore in the grounds of a north Norfolk school as a Bollywood dancer hosted a workshop.

Kalpesh Zalavadiya from K'z Dance Entertainment busts a Bollywood move with pupils, parents and teachers at Happisburgh Primary School. Picture: STUART ANDERSONKalpesh Zalavadiya from K'z Dance Entertainment busts a Bollywood move with pupils, parents and teachers at Happisburgh Primary School. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Happisburgh Primary School’s friends group raised £750 to pay for Kalpesh Zalavadiya from London-based K’z Dance Entertainment to teach around 90 children - as well as parents and staff - the basics of Bollywood dance.

Some of the youngsters wore bright clothes to help get into the spirit of the beat-based and rhythmic music made famous by India’s booming film industry.

Kate Mejri, the school’s head, said: “They’ve been learning dance moves and also about Indian culture. We really feel that’s important for the children, to learn about other cultures.”

One pupil, Amber Jefferies, nine, said: “It’s really fun and tiring.”

Leah Osborne, four, with mum, Catherine, at Happisburgh Primary School's Bollywood dance workshop day. Picture: STUART ANDERSONLeah Osborne, four, with mum, Catherine, at Happisburgh Primary School's Bollywood dance workshop day. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Classmate Nathan Gilbert, also nine, said: “We’ve learned about the Holi festival, where they decorate each other and throw coloured powder.”

Happisburgh Primary School head Kate Mejri with pupils at the school's Bollywood dance workshop day. Picture: STUART ANDERSONHappisburgh Primary School head Kate Mejri with pupils at the school's Bollywood dance workshop day. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Kalpesh Zalavadiya and  a fellow dancer from K'z Dance Entertainment busts a Bollywood move with pupils, parents and teachers at Happisburgh Primary School. Picture: STUART ANDERSONKalpesh Zalavadiya and a fellow dancer from K'z Dance Entertainment busts a Bollywood move with pupils, parents and teachers at Happisburgh Primary School. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Kalpesh Zalavadiya and  a fellow dancer from K'z Dance Entertainment busts a Bollywood move with pupils, parents and teachers at Happisburgh Primary School. Picture: STUART ANDERSONKalpesh Zalavadiya and a fellow dancer from K'z Dance Entertainment busts a Bollywood move with pupils, parents and teachers at Happisburgh Primary School. Picture: STUART ANDERSON


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