Hi! I'm Shlok. I live in Southern California and currently a second-year at University of California, Riverside studying Business Administration with a concentration in Management of Information Systems.
I got involved with BollyX mid-2015 because a friend had recommended that I take a class under Shahil Patel in Orange County. I can't describe how much I enjoyed it because it just fused the parts of dance I enjoyed so much that forgot it was a class primarily meant for fitness. From there on, I got more involved with BollyX while Shahil gave me the advisement I needed to start a Dance Team at my school which went on to compete in both coasts of the United States.
From the age of 4 my parents would force me to sing songs and perform dances with my sister at Indian parties and I would cry until I ran out of tears so they gave up after middle school. After they let go, I ended up picking it up on my own. I've been dancing without the force of my parents from the 11th grade on my high school's all-male hip-hop team and then a Bollywood dance company called Bollywood Step Dance. By the time I entered college I began to practice fusing the to areas of dance I really loved, Bollywood and Hip-Hop, while also branching out to new styles like Garba and Bhangra. Ironically, when I attended Shahil's class for the first time, I ended up doing all four styles in just that one class. Since the beginning of college I've obtained opportunities to dance including a really funny opportunity on a Season 5 episode of New Girl on Fox.
In my free time, other than dancing, I do what all other college students do. I hangout with my friends, complain about my parents, lie about underage drinking and waste ridiculous amounts of money on pounds and pounds of food.
BollyX member since August 2015
No classes at this time.