Bollywood Dance Classes
‘Bollywood Dance’ Explained
‘Bollywood dance’ is a fusion style popularised by the Bollywood film industry. The term ‘Bollywood’ is a combination of its location (Bombay, now Mumbai) and a reference to Hollywood (its Western counterpart). Its origins lie in Bhangra, a Punjabi folk dance, and several classical styles: Kathak, Odissi, and Bharatnatyam. More recently, Bollywood dance classes have incorporated elements of street, hip-hop, jazz, and other commercial styles. Millions of people across the world watch Bollywood movies and are inspired to dance & enjoy this culture-rich art form.
Our mission at The Bollywood Co. is to spread awareness of Bollywood dance in London, through performance & participation. Our Bollywood dance classes are open to all ages from children through to teenagers and adults, providing a fun and exciting workout as well as dance skill & technique.
Whether you’ve grown up around Bollywood movies or simply have the curiosity to learn more, you’ll surely find what you’re looking for at The Bollywood Co!
Weekly Bollywood Dance Classes in Central London
Our ‘Drop-In’ Bollywood Dance Classes are the perfect introduction for those new to Bollywood, as well as offering something fresh each week to those with prior dance experience. The ‘drop-in’ format is designed to help you relax, increase your fitness levels and build your confidence within the hour; you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve!
No need to book or register, simply show up to class a few minutes early, pay the day membership fee to the studio and the class fee to the teacher, and off you go, the total fee is always just £11. These fun and exciting Bollywood Dance Classes happen each and every Tuesday at Pineapple Dance Studios (Covent Garden) and Thursday at Danceworks (Mayfair), both 7-8pm. Our dance classes have been running for over 7 years and have event been awarded a 5* rating by The Daily Mirror. Stellar reviews, two convenient locations and completely commitment free — it all sounds too good to be true, you simply HAVE to try these classes!
Indian Dance Courses in Central London
A great follow-on from our drop-in classes, our Semi-classical Indian Dance and BhangraCardio Courses offer a more in-depth approach to particular Indian Dance styles. We also offer a separate course for Children aged 5-9 years old.
Our Courses run in five-week cycles throughout the year. The structure is slightly different from drop-ins and works towards more progressive learning. Although a slightly longer-term commitment, these courses offer students the opportunity to progress through a variety material and perform what they have learnt at our annual shows! Read on to find out more about what each course entails…