Hundreds of children from across the San Joaquin Valley are participating in a two-week camp to learn traditional Punjabi dances and learn more about Punjabi-Sikh-American culture.
The purpose of the camp is to promote healthy and positive living while learning more about the Punjabi-Sikh-American culture, spokesman Gurdeep Singh Shergill said.
The camp, sponsored by the GHG Sangeet & Dance Academy, runs from 5-8 p.m. every day through July 29 at the Fresno Punjabi School, 4827 N. Parkway Drive.
More than 500 participants are taught traditional Punjabi dances such as Bhangra and Gidda, which will be showcased at the International Youth Festival on July 30 at Roeding Park, Shergill said. Punjabi dance groups from across the United States, Canada and Italy will also perform.
The camp and festival are both free and open to the public.