Originally, Bollywood dancing drew inspiration from Indian classical dance styles; Mughal influenced dances of historic northern Indian courtesans, or various folk dances from all over India. With the blend of Western cultural influences on Indian society, the newer Bollywood films feature dances that clearly show a blend with Western dance styles. The beauty is that the fusion is extraordinary and like no other art form!
Nirmala Jadoonanan, member and instructor at SAE says, “Growing up watching Bollywood movies, I was always impressed with the grace and beauty of Indian dance. It wasn't until I met Puja Amin and joined Sanskriti Arts that I truly gained appreciation for Bollywood Dance as an art. Now as I watch those film songs I hope for the day that we'll be seeing Puja's choreography and artistic vision on the Bollywood screen!”
To learn, practice and perform Bollywood dance on stage with the Sanskriti Arts Ensemble, register for a Bollywood Dance Class at a location near you. Give us a call if you need more information and we’ll be glad to assist!