In this era when you can virtually travel the world and even go to outer space with a swish of your finger and click of a button, few people feel the need to move.
Childhood and even teenager obesity are on the rise.
In fact, 9 million American teenagers below the age of 15 years are obese right now.
Obesity can cause low self-esteem, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and even early death.
I had an idea to get people moving, have fun doing it and without feeling the "burden" or stigma of exercise.
I decided to create dance moves to popular songs.
I wrote down a set of guidelines to help me create dance steps.
The steps should easy to learn and universal in appeal
They can be modified to perform solo, in a pair and in a group - by both women and men
It should encourage innovative and universal steps.
The instructor should be able to modify the steps depending on the dancers capability.
Most importantly, people should have fun performing it!!
Start a chain reaction
My mission is to make every high schooler move - and have a great time doing it!
Start a chain reaction. Those who learn how to dance can improvise, come up with new dance moves, teach other kids and ultimately get the whole community on their feet!
Build a community feeling
Get fit and fight obesity
Increase self esteem and confidence
Surround people with positive energy both in and out of school.
Excited about the future
Once people start dancing, they will become more confident. This will reflect on their everyday life because they will have more self esteem and positive energy, which benefits their mental health as well, especially in a society that values hard work and quality of life.
Dancing is the best stress buster in the world
In this era when you can travel the world and even go to outer space with a swish of your finger and click of a button, few kids feel the need to move. Childhood and even teenager obesity is on the rise. Infact, 9 million American teenagers below the age of 15 years are obese right now.
As soon as you are half way through middle school, you start preferring either books or sports. So you get labelled as a nerd or a jock.
Academically inclined people have a sharp mind but tend to develop unhealthy habits and are prone to obesity.
Obesity can lead to low self esteem, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and early death.
Teeangers love to learn new things.
That’s why I came up with an idea to teach Bollywood dance to my friends.
What is Bollywood Dance
Bollywood dance has no rules.
It's for the free spirited.
You can dance fast or slow.
Alone, with a partner or in a group.
You can jump in and join anytime.
You can learn it as you go.
You can incorporate ANY other dance form. hip hop, jazz, ballet. You can do whip and do the Nae nae.
It's roots are set in various traditional Indian dance forms, some of which are over 20,000 years old.
It’s a dance form that is constantly evolving
It encourages innovative steps.
The music is catchy
Start a Chain Reaction
My wish is to make every middle and high school kid move. And have a great time doing it. Come up with new dance moves, teach other kids and have the whole community on their feet! It will make us more confident in being leaders and bring us together as a community.
A Melting Pot of Dance
Culture plays a huge role in the lives of many in America.
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“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.”
Requesting Your Support
We need your help
Bollywood Dance is all about BLING!
You are covered in jewelry, from your forehead to your ankles. Sparkling in semi precious and precious stones, gold and glitter.
Costumes have many pieces. They are custom designed in an array of bright colors, made of yards and yards of flowing fabric. Sequins, stones, gold ribbons are hand sewn into the fabric to give it a rich texture.
Plus hair pieces, accessories, makeup and studio time.
This website isn't cheap either
In my last performance, our cost was $300.00 per person. We had to limit out team to 12 members due to budget constraints.
Babysitting and bake sales can only take so far, they are impractical and take away from rehearsal time.
That’s why I need your help to keep this art alive and let it propagate.
Volunteer Your Time
If you are a dancer and like to teach, Please contact me.
We would love to learn from your experience
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What is Bollywood
Movies produced in India are called Bollywood movies.
In terms of numbers of movies produced, the Indian film industry is the largest in the world. The industry started around 1910 in Bombay (now Mumbai) and that’s why they are called “B” ollywood.
The movies are usually made in hindi but are translated into many languages and seen in Asia - India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Korea, Indonesia, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China and Japan, Eastern European countries like Poland, Romania, countries of the former USSR, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, New Guinea, Suriname, Guyana, Arabia, Egypt, UK, France, Israel and Canada
Indian movies are almost always musical (think Sound Of Music, La la Land and Bohemian rhapsody) with elaborate sets and lots of drama
They promise to entertain – and they do. Songs and dance play a special role. Infact they can financially “make or break the movie”
The music can be Hindustani classical, sufi or western, pop, rock or jazz – or it can be a combination.
It’s called Bollywood music or filmy music. Its easy on the ears, very popular and everybody is singing it.