Ri Ri's Dance Academy
The Dancing Elephant

Experience a stunning blend of both real and virtual environments, as we join Mahi who’s transported into a video game by magical Moon, Chand. Mahi lands at the Elephant Festival of Jaipur and meets her companion & guide, The Dancing Elephant.

Together they must unlock three levels of Chand’s mystical video game for Mahi to return home.  Will they achieve this or will Mahi be locked in the game forever?

The storytelling is enhanced with sand art animation to represent mother earth, the Elephant Festival of Jaipur and back projection for the Holi festival.

Suitable for children aged 6-13 and their families.

This is a touring production programmed by The Montgomery as part of our Monty Makers strand of work, which presents high-quality, affordable children’s theatre shows.

About Ri Ri's Dance Academy

Renowned Manchester based Bollywood business, Ri Ri’s Dance Academy, was formed by Ria Meera Munshi, in 2011.

Ria broke the Bollywood Guinness World Record in 2011. Ri Ri’s Bollywood dancers have been involved in a number of TV projects and were seen on Channel 4’s “Come Dine With Me” (2013), BBC3’s “Bollywood Carmen” and Ria was invited to make a guest appearance, teaching Bollywood dance, in 2016 on ITVBe’s “The Real Housewives of Cheshire.”

Ri Ri’s Dance Academy were awarded for their internationally recognised achievements in the world of dance, arts and business. Ria was presented with an E3 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Award (2013), then to be surprised with a “Proficiency Award in Dance & Leadership” the following year. 2019 was the year in which two awards were given to Ri Ri’s Dance Academy. One was a “Pride In Hyde” award given to both Ria and Business Manager & Producer, Rushi Munshi. The University of Salford then gave Ria an Alumni Achievement Award for her exemplary contribution to the arts and the community.

Some of their Clients include MCFC, Lloyds Banking, Talk Talk Technology and the Indo-Latvian Chamber of Commerce, where Ri Ri’s Dance Academy made their global debut.

2018 was the year in which Ri Ri’s Dance Academy diversified into theatre productions and embarked upon their spellbinding sold out theatre tour of “Thunderstruck.”

Their multi-skilled Dancers have been trained in a number of styles and their mesmerizing Bollywood dance numbers will dazzle any audience!

Offering captivating and colourful Bollywood dance performances for high profile corporate events, wedding and mehndi celebrations, educational establishments, private events, festivals and more.

Their services extend to teaching Indian dance classes, too. Ranging from Bollywood dance hen parties, private Bollywood and Bhangra dance lessons to Bollywood dance workshops for schools and organisations.


Age Guidance: 6-13 year olds and their families
Running Time: 45 minutes
Dates & times

22 April • 14:00

Tickets for this event are sold through our box office.

Tickets are available online 24 hours a day, by clicking the button above.

Telephone and in-person ticket sales are open Monday to Friday 12pm – 5pm, and 1 hour before each performance.

Tel: 0114 327 3456


The venue does not currently have wheelchair access, and there are 3 stairs from pavement to foyer, and 32 stairs from foyer to theatre. We will be undertaking the building work to install a lift in 2023, but there is not currently a lift available at the venue.

We are dedicated to making your experience at The Montgomery as accessible as possible. If you or your child have any specific access requirements please contact info@themontgomery.org.uk and we will be more than happy to help make your visit more enjoyable.

Getting Here

Public Transport

The nearest tram stop is Cathedral, within 5 minutes’ walk.
Buses stopping at the Arundel Gate interchanges are within 5 minutes’ walk.
Sheffield Train Station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the venue.

By Car

Access to Surrey Street is via Arundel Gate, onto Norfolk Street. A the top of Norfolk Street, turn right. The Montgomery is on the right side, facing the Town Hall.

A loading bay is available immediately in front of the theatre, and hourly on-street parking is available.

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