About

Jay Kumar

Jay Kumar is a renowned Bollywood Choreographer and Dance Entertainer with over 15 years entertaining at a variety of Events, locally, Nationally and Internationally.

He is a pioneer in bringing Interactive Bollywood Dance as entertainment at events.  His personality, charisma and ability makes his Dance With Jay Kumar sessions so much fun and inviting for people of all ages and abilities to join in and participate in his Bollywood dance routines.

He has performed and entertained with his unique style at thousands of events since 2002 and is one of the reasons he is widely known as “London’s Top Bollywood Dance Entertainer”.

His entertainment is ideal for all types of events, Corporate and Private, and nowadays over 60% of his clients are non-Asians as many want Bollywood Themed Birthday Parties or Corporate Party.

His unique song ‘Bhangra zmba Style‘ is a real crowd pleaser and gets audiences involved in some simple bhangra dance moves like “Changing Lightbulbs” and “Washing Windows”.

Jay Kumar has been teaching Bollywood Dance classes in West London since 2001, initially with children and then Adult classes. Now he just has one Adult class that is open to the public (at Northolt Leisure Centre, Tuesdays at 8.30pm)  but still does many private dance lessons for different clients including Bride & Groom and Groups for pre-wedding functions. From his dance classes, Jay has created 2 different types of Dance Teams, DanceAsia and Jai Ho Dancers for which you will find more information below.

Jay Kumar also has his own regular Bollywood Night which he started in January 2005 with Venue 5, a fabulous Indian Restaurant in Eastcote, North-West London. Now in it’s 13th year, Jay Kumar’s Bollywood Night at Venue 5 is North-West London’s most successful  Bollywood Night with a winning formula of Delicious Finger buffet by Venue 5, Top DJ and Jay Kumar’s Interactive entertainment and hosting.

Jay Kumar is an experienced Stage Presenter and Host for events. He has been the Stage Presenter of the Community Stage (and its derivatives such as the Love To Dance Stage) at the London Mela for over 10 years where he also now is Curator/Programmer. He has also been the Stage Host at Ipswich Mela, Preston  Mela and also many of the Bollywood Nights at Casinos in the Midlands organised by Jay’s Entertainment. He brings a refreshing style adding his personality, humour and involvement of audience members to make an event full of fun.

Jay has also dabbled in writing and producing songs about things he is passionate about such as Football, Cricket and Dance with some of them being sold on iTunes and other digital platforms. Videos of the songs can be seen in the Video Gallery. They include :

  •  It’s The Time for England  – song for England’s World Cup Campaign in 2006
  • The Diwali Anthem – a feel good song about Diwali in English, beautifully sung by the late Melissa Bell, ex lead singer of Soul II Soul
  • I am an India Fan  Part 1 – a fun song about some of the Indian players that won the first  ICC T20 World Cup
  • The World Cup Vibe – song about FIFA Football World Cup 2014
  • La La La Leicester – a fun song celebrating Leicester City’s greatest achievement winning English Premier League 2015/16

DanceAsia

DanceAsia is Jay Kumar’s team of talented experienced Dancers that perform colourful and dynamic dances to hit bollywood songs.

DanceAsia perform at all kinds of events including Corporate, Weddings, Festivals, Award Nights and Bollywood Themed parties.

DanceAsia have performed at many High profile events across UK and Internationally including Rome International Film Festival, Corporate Christmas Party in Sofia, Bollywood Themed party in Malta and a Community Diwali Event in Calgary.

TV appearances for DanceAsia include Channel 4’s Paul O’Grady show, Channel 5’s Saturday Show Live as well as on numerous Indian TV Channels.

DanceAsia also join in the Dance With Jay Kumar sessions making it even more fun and spectacular !

Jai Ho Dancers

Jay Kumar also has a fun team of dancers called the Jai Ho Dancers that are regular students from his weekly Danceclass in Northolt.

The Jai Ho Dancers are a diverse group of “Young at Heart” dance students that enjoy performing at Charity events and supporting Jay Kumar in his Dance With Jay Kumar interactive dance sessions.

They have performed at Melas, Carnivals and Festivals (supporting Jay Kumar and DanceAsia) and also at fundraising events and Sport Centre Open Days in bright colourful dance outfits.

 

TV Appearances

Jay Kumar has appeared many times on TV on UK channels as well as many different Indian Channels usually alongside his team DanceAsia.

Appearances on National TV include :

  • BBC’s Don’t Tell The Bride – Jay Kumar was the Choreographer for Harry and Rosa’s Big Bollywood Bash in Brighton ! Jay taught Harry and his friends dance routines to perform alongside a few dancers from DanceAsia and also acted as a Bollywood Villain in the mini Bollywood story that was played out on the gardens of Brighton Pavilion.
  • Channel 5’s Saturday Show Live – Jay Kumar and DanceAsia performed a small Bollywood dance and then Jay taught the Presenters, Matt Allright and Gaby Roslin plus their studio guests a simple Bollywood Dance routine to the hit song Jai Ho !
  • Channel 4’s Paul O’Grady Show – in 2007, Jay Kumar and DanceAsia performed an Indian Stick Dance (Dandiya) routine and then taught Paul and his guest Pam St. Clement a few moves which they performed with hilarious results.

You can see videos of some of the TV appearances below.

TV Appearances

Teaching Jai Ho Bollywood dance on CH5 Saturday Show

Jay Kumar and DanceAsia were invited to perform and teach on Channel 5’s Saturday Show Live on 3rd September 2016. This is the clip of the teaching of some fun bollywood dance moves to Jai Ho song to the hosts and guests of the show..

DanceAsia on Paul O’Grady Show

Jay Kumar and DanceAsia were invited to perform and teach on Paul O’Grady’s Show on channel 4

Teaching Jai Ho Bollywood dance on CH5 Saturday Show

Jay Kumar and DanceAsia were invited to perform and teach on Channel 5’s Saturday Show Live on 3rd September 2016. This is the clip of the teaching of some fun bollywood dance moves to Jai Ho song to the hosts and guests of the show..

Jay Kumar’s fun Interactive dance sessions he does at events for people of all ages and abilities to participate in.
More info on www.DanceWithJayKumar.com