~ After hosting a successful watch party which premiered an episode of Taarak Mehta Kka Chhota Chashmah, the channel invites kids across the country for its second edition featuring renowned choreographer Sandip Soparrkar ~
April 28th 2021, Mumbai:
For four years and counting, Sony YAY! has been ushering joy and hope to the minds and hearts of kids across the country. Bringing more entertainment on the occasion of International Dance Day, the channel pulls out all the stops yet again by organizing second edition of its popular Watch party with a dance twist! Anchored by popular choreographer Sandip Soparrkar, kids on 2nd May i.e. this Sunday at 11.30 AM kids will groove to foot-tapping tracks of Taarak Mehta Kka Chhota Chashmah, and Honey Bunny Ka Jholmaal.
The Watch Party fever also caught up with kids of EuroSchool, The Green Acres Academy and Seven Rivers International School as they associate with the channel to sign up to spend time with their favourite YAY! toons. The dance maestro Sandip Soparrkar is all set to bring the rhythm to this grooving party by creating a special dance routine for kids on their beloved show’s title tracks. With each song bringing alive the element of dance and fun, kids will learn a host of new steps and styles from the dance guru himself that are sure to add funk to their summer vacations. And that’s not all! Towards the end of session kids can expect a visit from the fan-favourite characters from the live action show Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah who shall take this opportunity for a virtual meet and greet with their fans.
So put your dancing shoes on and gear up for this year’s coolest dance party on 2nd May at 11.30 AM only with Sony YAY!
Link for registration: https://www.sonyyay.com/in-en/
Mr. Sandip Soparrkar, Bollywood Choreographer
“Dancing has always been my passion since I was a kid, and this opportunity to teach children the art of dance on International Dance Day is an absolute privilege. I'm elated to extend my experience of this domain, to kids who follow the Sony YAY! toon universe. Vacations are the ideal time to unlock the kids’ creative capabilities, and what better way to unleash their potential, than through this expressive form of performing art. I am grateful to Sony YAY! for this opportunity and would like to wish everyone a Happy International Dance Day.”
Mr. Aaditya Lohana, Executive Director, The Acres Foundation
“At The Green Acres Academy – Chembur and Mulund and Seven Rivers International School – Chembur we believe that education is complete only when music, art and craft, dance and sports are included in the school curriculum along with academics. We appreciate Sony YAY’s initiative of promoting dance through electronic media during this lockdown period where physical agility of children has become a concern. It would be a great message of learn-with-fun and a different experience for children to dance along with their favourite cartoon characters. Our research team, viz. The Acres Foundation has elaborately researched on Active and Passive Screen time of the students and our research papers have been published in various International Journals. It is our belief that this initiative of Sony YAY! can be categorized under Active Screen Time which will benefit the students.”
About Sony YAY! :
Sony YAY! is the first kid offering from Sony Pictures Networks, India. It’s vision is to be a part of kids’ everyday lives through various endeavours. A channel targeted at kids aged 2 – 14 years, Sony YAY! is here to set new standards and benchmarks in kids' entertainment. The channel’s content is unique, fresh and relatable and is produced in India. The channel, within one year, produced 6 original shows which include Honey Bunny ka Jholmaal - a slapstick comedy with hilarious adventures of an odd team of pets, Paap-O-Meter- a unique laugh-out-loud ghost comedy and KickO and Super Speedo – a tale of a super-kid and his futuristic gadget car who are out to save Sun City and Guru Aur Bhole – a musical comedy, etc. Available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bangla, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, and English. Sony YAY! is the first kids’ channel to be available in 9 languages. The channel has entered into licensing and merchandising, making their endearing characters a part of kids’ lives wherever they are.
About Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN):
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, Japan.
SPN has several channels including Sony Entertainment Television (SET and SET HD), one of India's leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India's premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, another Hindi movie channel showcasing great India Cinema; MAX HD, a high definition Hindi movie channel airing premium quality films; WAH, the FTA channel for Hindi movies; SAB and SAB HD the family-oriented Hindi comedy entertainment channels; PAL, a genre leader in rural Hindi speaking markets (HSM) showcasing the best of Hindi general entertainment and Hindi movies from SPN’s content library; PIX and PIX HD, Sony BBC Earth and Sony BBC Earth HD, the premium factual entertainment channels, Sony AATH, the Bangla entertainment channel; YAY!, the kids entertainment channel; sports entertainment channels – SONY SIX, SONY SIX HD, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD; Sony मराठी, the Marathi general entertainment channel; SonyLIV - the digital entertainment VOD platform; SPN Productions, the networks’ film production arm and Studio NEXT the independent production venture for original content and IPs for TV and digital media. SPN reaches out to over 700 million viewers in India and is available in 167 countries.