“Sometimes one event takes a lot of our time, in which we have to pass up some projects in order to maintain our standard of high quality,” said Neena. Utilizing their prior knowledge and experiences, the Bellytwins coordinate with the event planners to create the best event possible. Neena and Veena always have a hands on approach.
“We often just produce these shows. This entails bringing in deejays, singers, musicians, other various performers and entertainers to create the ambience or theme the client wants, coordinating everything and everyone involved.... essentially being the planner or working with the planner,” said Neena.
In an attempt to keep up with the advances in technology the Bellytwins are remodeling their website to have downloadable material available. They have numerous plans for the future. In order to spread the word and get their work out there the Bellytwins intend to teach their skills to individuals who are interested in learning the craft that they possess.
“Our plans are to conduct more workshops – in Belly dance, Bollywood and Bhangra, fitness, health, and beauty,” said Veena.
Additionally, Neena and Veena are working together to co-author another book and are planning on a book tour upon its completion.
Keeping everything in mind, the Bellytwins aspire to stay down-to-earth and are thankful for all they have attained.
“Even though we stay busy, we don’t neglect God. We pray every day, attend church regularly.”
Neena and Veena began their careers from their respective home towns. Prior to setting up their business the Bellytwins were into performing, acting, singing and dancing. “At first separately, because I was living in Northern Calif. and she (Veena) in Southern Calif. Then I moved to Los Angeles, and we started working together as dancers. Immediately, we established a dance company, and started our careers as not only dancers but also choreographers,” said Neena.
From a young age, Neena and Veena have had been intrigued by health and fitness due to their mother’s countless health problems. Therefore, as well as maintaining their various occupations the Bellytwins would take the time to demonstrate the importance of having a well-balanced diet and exercising. “So, in addition to performing, we would often conduct workshops on healthy eating, workout programs, with a dance fitness twist. We would go on radio or TV shows, or do lecture circuits among schools and colleges,” said Neena. Even with everything that they are currently doing and planning for the future, Neena and Veena will always find time to dance because as they say, “dancing is a way to keep yourself young, happy, and healthy.”