I've been part of the VP Bhangra family from the very beginning, when the group started in 1999. It has been an amazing journey. We have worked and performed alongside some of the biggest names in the Bhangra industry, not to mention mainstream artists. We have also been able to spread the Bhangra spirit coaching new students and university teams. Even after so many years, I still thrive off the energy and hype you get from the audience, the feeling is irreplaceable. It definitely has been a great learning experience for me and has helped me a great deal in both my personal and professional life.
Dancing has been a strong passion within my life since a very young age. I've been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to cultivate that passion through rich culture and music and that is what Bhangra has done for me. It has opened doors and experiences that I would have never imagine existed, as well as memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. The journey itself has been spectacular and to have shared these wondrous experience with your closest friends, makes it priceless.
I've been singing for VP since 2008, and feel very proud to be part of a team that has been growing from strength to strength over the years. I love the adrenaline from singing on big stages, being able to work with the dancers and sing their favorite songs and see them dance and express themselves is something that keeps me going.
I started Bhangra with VP in Jan 2004 at the age of 24 and have never looked back. It has been an amazing experience working alongside professional people such as Paul O'Grady and Eric idle at the closing Olympics. I have found my best friends through VP and I am pleased to say that my children are also part of the VP family. Bhangra is in my heart and soul and it will never go!
I've been dancing for over 6 years and joined VP in 2011. Since joining the team it has been a great journey with many highlights, such as being on the road with my brothers week in week out, being able to perform at some of the biggest venues and occasions such as the closing ceremony of the Olympics, Buckingham Palace, headlining at the Hammersmith Apollo and being lucky enough to see and coach the next generation of dancers both in and out of the camp for competitions, university societies and work shops.
I've been dancing for over 12 years and joined VP back in 2009. Prior to joining VP my journey started in the Punjab, India dancing for Weddings and on TV shows . Since joining VP, the experience has been great and the connection with the team has been so close that we're like a family. With VP I've performed at some of the biggest events such as the Olympics, BBC, ITV, Buckingham palace and have had the opportunity to perform in music videos with top Bhangra artists. It's an honour to be a part of Team VP.
At first I started out as a Dhol student and then transitioned into Bhangra, all the way in 2002. I eventually left in 2003 and took a 6 year hiatus to just do kids stuff, but when I came back in 2009 I never looked back. As someone who doesn't even listen to a single bit of Bhangra, I still look forward to practice. I love the adrenaline from shows, being artsy, creative, seeing the progression of the children I teach and being a part of an amazing family.
I've been with VP for three years now, as both a Dhol player and Bhangra dancer. For me, the whole experience has always been about having fun. A chance to meet up with your friends at the acadamy classes and just be creative, trying out new moves and routines has always been the highlight for me. The urgency and drive, in the run up to competitions, and just seeing everybody pull together behind somethting that their all passionate about is what makes it so worthwhile.
I've been dancing for over 10 years and joined VP back in 2012. Prior to joining VP my journey started in the Punjab, India dancing for my college team at both junior and senior levels. Since joining VP, I have been able to merge the UK style of bhangra as well as showcasing and inputting my traditional elements. The performance side of the Team is great as I never know what to expect or where I will be performing next. VP isn't just a team, it's a family.
I have been with VP for 4 years and have been performing for 2 years. I love the high-energy atmosphere when performing as well as the team work aspect of a performance. It is good knowing that you have to work hard and work together to get a positive reaction from the crowd, this can be really fulfilling. I really enjoy being part of VP because of the friendly and family like nature of the team where everyone has a common interest, common goals and a love for the culture and activity.
I've been performing with VP for the past 7 years and have been part of the team for 10 years. The buzz of getting into our outfit, tuning the Dhol and hearing the crowd creates an adrenaline rush you cannot get from anywhere else. No matter how many shows a week the team and I do, the same energy and buzz you get from the show never fades away! It's a great experience words cannot describe.