March 29, 2023

‘How to Dance at an Indian Wedding’ Will Be Among Highlights of the Around the World Bazaar in Silver Spring on Friday, March 31

For many people, attending an Indian wedding is quite an experience in almost every way. Just trying to keep up with the dancing is something special—and so much fun. For those who want to know more about “How to Dance at an Indian Wedding,” the SAPAN Institute will lead a festive class of Bhangra Bollywood-style dance as part of the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. Around the World Bazaar from 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

The Around the World Bazaar will fill the Silver Spring Civic Building with a variety of events from 5-10 p.m. on March 31.

Other highlights of the Bazaar will include:
  • The Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra directed by Khandeya Sheppard. PVYO has been sharing its melodies nationally and internationally since 1996. 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Orfeia is a women’s vocal ensemble dedicated to preserving and sharing traditional music from Bulgaria and Eastern Europe. Orfeia’s repertoire spans the rich and diverse musical heritage of Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia and their neighbors. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Carpe Diem Arts is dedicated to serving diverse audiences with quality arts experiences representing a broad range of cultural traditions and artistic disciplines. Activities include Spanish immersion and summer arts camps, after-school programs, community dances, concert series, monthly family sings, cultural enrichment programs and residencies in schools, ukulele classes,and performance opportunities for all ages. Featured will be singer and songwriter Lilo Gonzalez, who is from El Salvador. For many years, he has lived in Takoma Park. 5-6 p.m.
  • Hālau Nohona Hawai`i (HNH) is a Hawaiian cultural school founded in 2014. Its name refers to all things anchored in Hawaiian; living the Hawaiian way. Its mission is to cultivate, protect and perpetuate the cultural practices, knowledge and traditions of nā kūpuna (elders). It will perform from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
The South Asian Performing Arts Network and Institute (SAPAN Institute) is a nonprofit performing arts company based in Washington, D.C.

All ages and abilities welcome to the free event, but it is suggested to reserve a spot in the program in advance. To do that, send an email to

This program is being presented in collaboration with Olney Theatre, which is presenting A Nice Indian Boy through April 9.