Classic Bollywood Dance! with Danish Bhandara
World Movement: We’ve joined forces with UCLA’s Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) to engage their talented Teaching Artists to share their knowledge of movement and dance practices from around the world.
“Bollywood” refers to the Hindi-speaking film industry in India that produces movies with vibrant music-dance sequences. Classic Bollywood Dance features movements derived from Classical as well as Folk Indian dance styles: lively and dramatic, with sharp and flowing movements, articulation of specific hand and wrist gestures, and graceful spins. The face, too, is used to convey emotions and tell a story. Classic Bollywood Dance can express a range of feelings, but in this class, you will be learning a joyful, fun-filled piece! No experience necessary.
Danish Bhandara has been training in Classical Indian, Bollywood, and Middle Eastern dance forms for more than 12 years; and graduated from UCLA in 2017 with a B.A. degree and Honors in World Arts and Cultures/Dance. While at UCLA, she was part of the Visual and Performing Arts Education Program; taught at and choreographed for various schools, including LAUSD, as well as studios, shelters, and colleges. She has performed at Disney California Adventures and Disney Animal Kingdom with Blue13 Dance Company, and has worked with many other well-accredited choreographers and artists in Hollywood.