Class Descriptions

 

 

Doonya: The Bollywood Workout

 

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Students can also attend this class at discounted rates as part of the

Summer Dance Fitness Pass

 

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This class offers an intense high-energy cardio workout to the lively tunes of Bollywood music.

 

Featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz and The Early Show, this class is Ideal for students seeking to lose weight, tone muscles or build stamina

 

We recommend indoor, light weight or dance sneakers for this class.

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

Doonya is NOW AVAILABLE in a 3-disc Workout DVD. 

Purchase it on Amazon or in person at the Studio.

 

 

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Watch Doonya Demo Video

(as seen on Oprah and Dr. Oz)

 

 

 

You may also like the following classes:

Bollywood-Beginner (Technique & Performance)

Belly Dance Fitness

Hip Hop Fitness

Zumba

 


 

Doonya: Bollywood-Intermediate (Performance)

 

Continue your journey into the exhilarating world of Bollywood dance with this intermediate-level performance class.

 

This increasingly-popular dance style fuses Indian folkloric and pop music with Western melodies to create eclectic choreography that are full of energy and marked by expressive story-telling.

 

Enrolled students will learn a Bollywood choreography designed for the stage.

 

Watch videos of Bollywood students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

This is an Ernollment-Session class.

 

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Student from the Bollywood Performance class on stage at the 9th semi-annual Awaken The Dancer Within Gala.

 

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Doonya: Bollywood-Beginner (Performance)

 

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Students from the Bollywood Intermediate class perform on stage at the 6th semi-annual Awaken The Dancer Within Gala.

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In this beginner-level class, students will learn a high-energy Bollywood choreography designed for the stage.

 

No prior dance experience is required.

 

Watch videos of Bollywood students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

This is an Enrollment-Session class.

 

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Doonya: Bollywood (Technique and Combinations)

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Bollywood students on stage at the 9th semi-annual Awaken The Dancer Within Gala.

 

This class covers the fundamentals of Bollywood and Pop Bhangra dance.

 

The beginning of each course is dedicated to the review and repetition of basic body movements and steps. The remainder focuses on learning new steps in a choreography format.

 

Students are given simple choreographies to incorporate basic steps and understand how they fit to music. 

 

With the cardio element involved in learning Pop Bhangra moves, students are sure to get a solid workout while learning the fundamentals and techniques required to master the steps.

 

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

About Bollywood

Bollywood is a lively form of music and dance that originates from the Hindi film industry in Bombay, India. The Dhoonya method of Bollywood dance includes moves from various styles, including classical Indian dances like Bharatanatyam and Kathak; the popular form, Bhangra, which originates from the region of Punjab; other folk dances; and fusion of western movements, such as hip hop and jazz.

 

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You may also like the following classes:

 

Bollywood Fitness

Belly Dance Fitness

Zumba

 


Bollywood: Urban Fusion

(Performance)

 

This fusion class teaches a modern variation of Bollywood that is increasingly seen in today’s Bollywood movies.

 

While drawing its inspiration from classical Indian and pop Bhangra, this Urban Bollywood class heavily infuses elements of Hip Hop and Belly Dancing into its combinations and mini routines. The resulting outcome is an eclectic facet of Bollywood that is high on energy and rich in diversity.  

 

Some previous dance experience is recommended. 

 

Students in this class are eligible to perform the choreography on stage at our 14th semi-annual Awaken The Dancer Within Gala on Sunday, November 23rd.

 

 **Students will be required to purchase a costume for the performance**

 

Watch videos of Bollywood students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

This is an Ernollment-Session class.

 

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Masala Bhangra Workout

 

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Students can also attend this class at discounted rates as part of the:

Summer Dance Fitness Program

 

The Masala Bhangra Workout is an exercise dance routine that modernizes the high-energy folk dance of Bhangra by blending traditional Bhangra dance steps and the exhilaration of Bollywood moves.

 

This unique dance mixes cardiovascular with fun, and is suitable for participants of all ages, and fitness levels. The Masala Bhangra Workout is an ACE an AFAA approved program.

 

Masala Bhangra Workout Benefits

 

The Masala Bhangra workout is a complete cardiovascular workout utilizing Indian folk dance. One can burn more than 500 calories per class. The Masala Bhangra Workout provides overall toning, body conditioning and can build endurance, stamina, and balance. Every class portion is easy to follow and can be modified to the comfort level of participant, making it accessible to all fitness levels.

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

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Bollywood—Technique & Combinations

Tots (ages 3-5)

 

This class is designed for kids ages 3 to 5 and provides a fun-filled class environment with emphasis on talent development and active participation, while immersing children in the exhilarating world of Indian Bollywood dance.

 

With every class, students learn a new set of easy-to-follow routines and combination, and work on drilling them together.

 

Watch videos of Bollywood youth students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

 

 

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Students from the Bollywood Tots class perform on stage at the 9th semi-annual Recital.

 

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Bollywood —Technique & Combinations

Juniors (ages 5-9)

 

This class is designed for kids ages 5 to 9 and provides a structured and nurturing class environment with emphasis on developing your child's ability to learn choreography fast and execute it with precision, while ensuring they enjoy themselves during the learning process.

 

With every class, students learn a new set of easy-to-follow routines and combination, and work on drilling them together.

 

Watch videos of Bollywood youth students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

This is an Ernollment-Session class.

 

 

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Students from the Bollywood Kids 1 class perform on stage at the 9th semi-annual Recital.

 

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Bollywood—Recital Choreography

Tots (ages 3-4)

 

This performance-based class is designed for kids ages 3 to 4 and provides a fun-filled class environment with emphasis on talent development and active participation, while immersing children in the exhilarating world of Indian Bollywood dance.

 

With every class, students learn a new set of easy-to-follow routines and combination, and advance towards learning and performing a full choreography designed for the stage.

 

Students in this class are eligible to perform the choreography on stage at our 14th semi-annual Awaken The Dancer Within Gala on Sunday, November 23rd.

 

Watch videos of Bollywood youth students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

 

 

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Students from the Bollywood Tots class perform on stage at the 9th semi-annual Recital.

 

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Bollywood Beginner—Recital Choreography

Juniors (ages 5-9)

 

This class is designed for kids ages 5 to 9 and provides a structured and nurturing class environment with emphasis on developing your child's ability to learn choreography fast and execute it with precision, while ensuring they enjoy themselves during the learning process.

 

With every class, students learn a new set of easy-to-follow routines and combination, and advance towards learning and performing a full choreography designed for the stage.

 

Students in this class are eligible to perform the choreography on stage at our 14th semi-annual Awaken The Dancer Within Gala on Sunday, November 23rd.

 

Watch videos of Bollywood youth students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

This is an Ernollment-Session class.

 

 

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Students from the Bollywood Kids 1 class perform on stage at the 9th semi-annual Recital.

 

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Bollywood Intermediate—Recital Choreography

Juniors (ages 5-9)

 

This class is designed for kids ages 5 to 9 with at least some experience with the Bollywood dance style. It provides a structured and nurturing class environment with emphasis on developing your child's ability to learn choreography fast and execute it with precision, while ensuring they enjoy themselves during the learning process.

 

With every class, students learn a new set of easy-to-follow routines and combination, and advance towards learning and performing a full choreography designed for the stage.

 

Students in this class are eligible to perform the choreography on stage at our 14th semi-annual Awaken The Dancer Within Gala on Sunday, November 23rd.

 

Watch videos of Bollywood youth students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

This is an Ernollment-Session class.

 

 

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Students from the Bollywood Kids class perform on stage at the 13th semi-annual Recital.

 

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Doonya: Bollywood—Teens (ages 10-15)

 

This class is designed for teens ages 10 to 15 and teaches intricate choreography pieces with strong emphsis on formations and group dynamic on stage.

With every class, students learn a new set of easy-to-follow routines and combination, and advance towards learning and performing a full choreography designed for the stage.

 

Watch videos of Bollywood youth students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

This is an Ernollment-Session class.

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Doonya: Kathak (Classical Indian)

 

This class will focus on the fundamentals of basic footwork, facial expressions, arm styling, and most importantly, spinning. 

 

Students will learn to recite simple taals, beats, and perform a given footwork pattern and spins in the same composition; frequently two or more of these elements occur simultaneously. The aim is to unify the various aspects of Kathak, so that the dancer is constantly aware of the precise relationship of the composition being danced (whether a song or a dance composition) to the rhythm cycle.

 

Students will need pair of special Kathak Ghunghroos (ankle bells,) as it is the most important instrument in this form of dance.  Students can purchase or rent a pair of ghunghroos during class sessions for a nominal fee.

 

 

About Kathak

Kathak counts among the six major classical dances of India and is hailed as one of the most dynamic theater arts in the world.

 

The word Kathak is derived from katha, meaning "the art of storytelling." It is also synonymous with the community of artists known as Kathakas, whose hereditary profession was to narrate history while entertaining.

 

With dance, music and mime these storytellers of ancient India would bring to life the great scriptures and epic of ancient times, especially the great Indian epics - the Mahabharata and the Ramayana - and the Puranas of Sanskrit literature.

 

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Instructors Kajal Mehta and Kamallata Singha perform a Kathak number at the Semi-Annual Show.

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Bollywood & Hip Hop Fusion

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This first-of-its-kind fusion class combines Hip Hop's energetic movements with the eclectic beats of Indian Bollywood dance, creating an original choreography that presents the best of both dance styles.

 

No prior Bollywood or Hip Hop class experience necessary.

 

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