What we're about

This group and these parties are for ANYONE who likes to make friends, socialize and dance Bollywood-Bhangra while doing so.

Every month the Jai Ho! Meetup takes place on second Fridays at The Secret Society.

Come early before 10 pm to find reserved area for meetup, check our Indian drink specials & socialize with meetup friends.

Henna by donation all night long

Fun and easy to learn dance lessons with Prashant at 10 pm.

Stay late to show off your new moves on the dance floor.

★ Jai Ho! Dance Party ★

Teleport to the dream city, Mumbai, home to the alluring Bollywood film industry at the Jai Ho! Dance Party.

Jai Ho! (victory to you) is a dance party featuring authentic and crossover Indian Dance Music (Bollywood & Bhangra). It has a new flavor (theme) every month.

Jai Ho! is a celebration of Bollywood Music & Dancing, it's not just a dance party, it's like being in a Bollywood Musical. It's an invitation to be goofy, to smile, make friends on the dance floor, to sing & dance all night long!

Dance lessons, dance performances and LIVE singing – make Jai Ho! an experience where anyone and everyone joins the fun and dances, regardless of age, culture or nationality.

Enjoy the photos from our previous parties here (https://www.facebook.com/jaihoparty/photos_albums), download the music played at our parties here (https://soundcloud.com/jaihoparty/sets/bollywood-mixtape) & the videos here (http://www.youtube.com/jaihoparty).

The man behind Jai Ho! is the Choreographer, DJ & Singer - Prashant (https://fb.com/dreamprashant), hailing from Mumbai, India, Prashant is celebrated as one of the most exuberant & energetic Bollywood entertainers in North America.

This meetup is organized by Bollywood Dreams Entertainment.

★ Bollywood Dreams Entertainment (LLC) ★

Founded to enrich NW's Musical Experience by producing authentic Indian Entertainment events!

Mumbai born President, Prashant Kakad (Cornell Alum, and former Intel Engineer) is the multi talented face of BDE. A Singer, DJ, and Dance Instructor, his mission is to enrich the U.S. musical experience by drawing and presenting the best talent, straight from India.

In addition to Jai Ho!, BDE produces high quality wedding & corporate events!

Upcoming events (1)

PDX Bollywood Thriller! All Ages Halloween Day Party with DJ Prashant

There will be no tickets sold at the door, we usually sell out in advance. Please buy tickets in advance at http://linktr.ee/jaihodanceparty

Come get spooky on the heated, outdoors Lovejoy Rooftop at our 11th Annual Jai Ho! BOLLYWOOD THRILLER Halloween Costume Day Party in PDX!

THE BOLLYWOOD THRILLER

What started in 2011 as a DJ Prashant choreography to a mashup of a Bollywood wedding song with Michael Jackson's Thriller has transformed into a Halloween time sub-culture in the Pacific NW over the years. Come get Spooky on the dance floor as we celebrate North America's most flamboyant festival, with a Bollywood twist!

For the first time we are hosting an ALL AGES version of this festive costume party so everyone can join the fun. Bring in the little ghouls & tiny zombies. FREE for kids below 9. 👻

Our party will be held outdoors in the tented, heated Lovejoy Rooftop, and of course all COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

TICKETS: http://danceparties.eventbrite.com
Get Ready For The Party!
Checkout our music, dance videos & mixtapes (on Soundcloud) and get excited to come rock the party!

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SUNDAY, OCT 31
Lovejoy Rooftop on top of the Botanist
910 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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HOSTED BY:

DJ PRASHANT
JAI HO! DANCE TROUPE
More performers & our infamous Costume Contest details TBA.

LEARN THE BOLLYWOOD THRILLER:

Check out our step-by-step videos & prepare to SMART MOB with us:

http://bit.ly/learn_thriller

WATCH THE BOLLYWOOD THRILLER:

https://youtu.be/VED5Utxo4_4

Spread the word about this amazing fusion party, bring your friends & let's dance all night!

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COVID-19 Entrance Requirement:
Please stay tuned with our safety policies as they may change closer to the date of the event. Masks are mandatory presently when not actively drinking.

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General Guidelines @ Every JAI HO!
Creating a safe & celebratory space is my number one priority at every event I host.

And I would love for you to be an accomplice of mine by greeting & treating everyone like you would like to be treated. With equality, mutual respect, and a big smile.

I know this does not apply to you because you are awesome but for the other people who it may be relevant to, I have zero tolerance for bigotry, racist remarks and general reckless behavior including but not limited to fighting, inappropriate touch, etc.

Anyone found engaging in such behavior will be thrown out at once & may never be able to attend my dance parties again.

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A brief history of JAI HO! in Portland:
I moved to the US from India in 2003 for graduate school at Cornell University, and started DJing, teaching dance & hosting events in Portland after quitting a full-time job at Intel back in 2009.

Since then, I have traveled regularly across the west coast, Denver, and New Orleans to produce & spin at dance parties that create and fostering communities centered around celebrating world music & dance, with a focus on South Asian cultural exchange.

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Land Acknowledgement:
We at Bollywood Dreams seek to practice deep regard and reverence for the Indigenous People on whose lands we have the opportunity to live, work and play. Jai Ho! Dance Party in Seattle takes place at unceded ancestral lands of the Duwamish Tribe.

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Hosting A Private Event?
When not hosting my own dance nights, I love DJ'ing for weddings, private and corporate events. Contact me through my website http://dreamsperfected.com if you want to work with me to throw a memorable shindig!

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FAQ:

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is our very first time bringing our infamous Bollywood Thriller Halloween Party to people of all ages. Spread the word &

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is plenty of street parking available, as well as public transportation near by.

Are tickets refundable?

Tickets are non-refundable.

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