VIRTUAL DANCE SERIES

Enrollment is open!
Classes begin 11/5 – 11/11

Use promo code THANKFUL4DANCE during checkout for $10 off. Ends 11/5!

VIRTUAL DANCE SERIES

Enrollment is open!
Classes begin 11/5 – 11/11

Use promo code THANKFUL4DANCE during checkout for $10 off.  Ends 11/5!

FOCUS
Build on choreography each week
LEVELS
Structured program with defined class levels
AGE GROUPS
Classes for kids (age 3 and up), teens and adults
DURATION
Classes are 45 or 55 minutes long and held once per week
FORMAT
4 classes per session
PERFORMANCE
Virtual presentation in the last class

Locations

Classes are being offered online!

Class Price

$60

Use promo code THANKFUL4DANCE during checkout for $10 off. Ends 11/4!

Format

The November Dance Series is a 4-week session. In each class, students will build on choreography to a song. In the last class, an in-class virtual presentation will be our way of celebrating you and everything you have learned!

Classes are 45 or 55 minutes long.

Age Groups

3 & 4 Year Olds (Bacha Party)
5-8 Years
9-12 Years
Teens (13-18 Years)
Adults (18+)

Bollywood dance is a richly woven tapestry with its roots in ancient Indian history, pop culture and global influences. It’s not just one specific style of dance, but an amalgamation of many dance styles. We bring you Bollywood dance that is truly finessed, elevated and redefined. The essence and style of songs and medleys are beautifully translated into movement and choreography. We often incorporate elements of Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Latin dance styles to create unique fusions of the East and West, set against the background of traditional folk and classical South Asian dance forms such as Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Raas/Garba and Bhangra.

Class Content

Classes begin with a warm up, and then progress to the learning of choreography. Instructors focus on style, technique, formations and performance. The level of the class determines the elements of choreography and the complexity of movement. Instructors select songs and medleys for their classes, and is often done in consultation with students. We pick a variety of themes and styles quarter after quarter to ensure students are challenged, excited and continually introduced to new artistic concepts.

Class Levels

Our structured Bollywood dance class program is intended to provide a true progression from one level to the next. Students are challenged at each level with a technical syllabus that is translated by their instructors into creative ideas and insanely fun choreography!

Basic

Prerequisites: None. Open to new and continuing Basic students.

The Basic class introduces students to fundamental steps, techniques and styles in Bollywood dance along with an emphasis on posture, alignment, strength, flexibility and coordination. There is a focus on performance – as expressions and emotions are intrinsic to Bollywood. Gaining self-confidence is an important aspect and goal of this level. Recommendations to higher level class is based on instructor approval.

New students are required to enroll in a Basic class as a starting point in the dance program (new students with prior dance experience can attend an audition to be placed in a higher level class).

Intermediate

Prerequisites: Completion of the Basic level and instructor approval to enroll in the Intermediate level.

The Intermediate class consists of intricate steps and choreography along with a greater emphasis on the performance aspect of dance. The skills studied in the Basic level are further honed; and more complex elements such as prop work, floor routines, turns, formations and partner work are explored. To enroll in an Intermediate class, the student must have mastered all the fundamental steps taught in the Basic class and be promoted by the instructor.

Advanced

Prerequisites: i) Completion of the Intermediate level and Intermediate class instructor recommendation for evaluations ii) passing the evaluation. 

Both the Advanced and Master level classes engage students by combining various styles and steps in challenging combinations. Bollywood at this level becomes more of a fusion of styles. The emphasis on stage theatrics is highlighted so each student can further develop her/his individual performance skills. Clear and precise execution becomes the key. To enroll in an Advanced level class, the student must have mastered all the steps taught in the Intermediate class and:

  1. Be recommended by the Intermediate instructor for promotion
  2. Clearing the student evaluations which are conducted in Milpitas 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the quarter

Master

Prerequisites: i) Completion of the Advanced level and Advanced class instructor recommendation for evaluations ii) passing the evaluation. 

Both the Advanced and Master level classes engage students by combining various styles and steps in challenging combinations. Bollywood at this level becomes more of a fusion of styles. The emphasis on stage theatrics is highlighted so each student can further develop her/his individual performance skills. Clear and precise execution becomes the key. To enroll in a Master class, the student must have mastered all the steps taught in the Advanced class and:

  1. Be recommended by the Advanced instructor for promotion
  2. Clearing the student evaluations which are conducted in Milpitas 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the quarter