Hi, my name is Ravinda Cheema and
on this site you will find details about all the various
How To Bollywood Dance Classes that I teach, PLUS:
Birthday, Hen, Wedding Parties and Indian Story Telling sessions and of course, my popular Indian and Global Art Workshops too.
Each and everyone of them providing that touch of ORIGINALITY and EXCITEMENT.
Learn How To Bollywood Dance, Or Integrate ‘Bollywood’ Into A Special Occasion.
Would you like your wedding to be an even more MEMORABLE day by having a Bollywood themed reception?
Or how about a hen party, with that added SPARK, VITALITY and ORIGINALITY that only BOLLYWOOD can provide?
Or perhaps a Bollywood themed birthday party to make it an EXTRA special day to remember?
Learn Bollywood dance moves from an expert, who makes the experience both fun and enjoyable.
How To Bollywood Dance.
So What is Bollywood Dancing?
Bollywood is the name given to the Mumbai based Hindi language film industry in India.
When combined with other film industries such as, Tamil, Teluga, Bengali, Malayam and Kannada, it is considered to be the largest in the world in terms of the number of films produced and also the number of tickets sold.
The term Bollywood was created by conflating Bombay (the city now called Mumbai) and Hollywood, the world famous centre of the United States film industry.
Bollywood films are usually musicals.
Few movies are made without at least one song and dance number.
Indian audiences expect full value for their money; they want songs and dances, love interest, comedy and dare devil thrills, all mixed up in a three hour extravaganza with intermission.
Such movies are known as Masala movies, after the spice mixture masala. Like masala, these movies have everything.
Bollywood dancing is a commercial name for modern Indian dancing. It’s a combination of classical Indian dance, which is the base, folk dancing such as Bhangra and sometimes it also has a Latino and Arabic influence.
It’s fun and very expressive and there’s a lot of deep meaning behind the music in the films, the plethora of such films which now abound from the Bollywood film industry have lead to an upsurge of people wanting to learn how to Bollywood dance.
You can actually express what the music means through the graceful movement of the body.
Here’s a short video below which I thought was particularly good in demonstrating Bhangra dance moves.
I researched a large number of similar videos, but I felt this one from an American dance instructor based in San Francisco was the best for three main reasons:
a) It was recorded on a nice, bright, sunny day, outdoors, with the instructor simply doing her piece to camera and all her moves are therefore clearly visible.
b) She’s an experienced dance instructor and demonstrates the movements verbally and physically, in an easy to understand fashion and
c) She focusses on just 6, simple and straightforward movements in around 5 minutes, making the video short and concise, but nevertheless, very informative.
My How To Bollywood Dance Classes
I run lively interactive workshops suitable for all ages and occasions.
These will be adapted to suit your needs.
I have worked in hundreds of venues all round County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland for the last 5 years.
I have a current enhanced CRB check as part of my Child Protection Policy.
I also have £10,000,000 worth of Public Liability Insurance for your peace of mind.
Here’s just a few of the many reasons
why what I offer is second to none.
Being Indian, I have a passion for Asian art forms, combined with special insights because of my knowledge of the culture.
By virtue of the fact that I am a teacher by profession, I also have the prerequisite skills to impart the knowledge and the training in an easy to understand fashion and am equally at home teaching adults as well as children.