Bollywood Dance Classes

Take a trademarked Bollywood Bhangra Beats class, as seen on KTLA, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, and more at a studio near you today!  Blue13 holds Indian dance classes weekly at studios all over the greater Los Angeles area, from Culver City and Westwood to Hollywood, North Hollywood and Pasadena, and more.  All levels of adult and children’s classes are available, as well as private lessons and choreography for special events.

Bollywood Bhangra Beats™

Learn the beautiful art of Bollywood dancing from the industry’s most respected instructors of Blue13 Dance Company, the teachers of LA’s longest-running Bollywood dance classes. Expect thrilling high-energy Bollywood, Bhangra, classical Indian techniques, and powerful and thrilling choreography set to the best Bollywood soundtracks. All levels welcome.  Select your weekly class at a studio near you, book a private lesson or special event with a Bollywood teacher, or sign up for one of our masterclasses or workshops.

Children’s Bollywood Classes

Fun-filled Bollywood Bhangra adventure for girls and boys, ages 5-17.  Children will learn the art of Bollywood and Bhangra dance, introducing them to something refreshing and new and culturally specific, and including classical Indian techniques, folk styles like Bhangra, and of course Bollywood choreography.  All levels are welcome to come to the studio and have a blast!  Blue13 also takes bookings for school assemblies, special events, and one-on-one instruction.

Workshops & Master Classes

Dance education and outreach are central to Blue13′s mission.  The company is the original and most popular source for Los Angeles Bollywood dance classes, Indian dance workshops and master classes, events, and live free public programming. Blue13 teaches weekly Bollywood dance classes at many studios around the Los Angeles area, and work as guest choreographers and instructors in local schools.  Blue13 is renowned for its public interactive Indian dance events, working with the County of Los Angeles, The Music Center, and many area cultural institutions to share the art with the public.  Blue13 also offers Bollywood and Contemporary Indian dance workshops, master classes, choreography, and community outreach around the nation and worldwide.  Please contact us with booking requests.

Master Class Series: For Pre-Professionals, College-Level Students and Professionals, the Blue13 Masterclass series combine rhythmic footwork and hand gesture derived of classical Indian techniques, Kathak and Bharatanatyam, with more contemporary interpretations of the forms.  The classes also immerse students in elements of folk and popular cultural dance of India including Bhangra and Bollywood styles, teaching technique, performance quality and pieces of company repertory.

Workshops and Technique Classes (Series or Individual): A glimpse of Indian dance for Beginner-Intermediate Level Students, in two categories, Children and Adults.  Workshops and classes are offered which address the fundamentals of classical Indian Kathak and Bharatnatyam, including basic footwork and hand gestures and posture, along with an engaging and exciting immersion in Bhangra and Bollywood basic dance and choreography.  Students come away with an appreciation for the work that goes into such movement, and retaining basic movements related to the classical, folk, and pop cultural styles of Indian dance.  Private and semi-private lessons may also be booked.

Educational Assemblies and Performances for Schools and Cultural Institutions: Grades K-12.  Blue13 Dance Company’s assembly on Indian Dance explores the history, diversity and progression of Indian dance, following it from ancient classical roots including Kathak and Bharatnatyam to folk styles like Punjabi Bhangra and Guajarati Raas, to contemporary Bollywood dance.  The absolute importance of storytelling through choreography and dance will be highlighted and demonstrated, as narrative dance is central to classical and folk forms, and even modern Bollywood dance.  Over 45 Minutes, Blue13 Dance Company performs an exciting series of pieces with interesting and informative narration by director Achinta S. McDaniel, and interactive dancing and education throughout to keep students engaged and excited.  Assemblies can be adapted for other audiences, families, cultural learning, public events, and outreach work.

Interactive Engagements: For Community Outreach or Special Events, Blue13 offers exciting and high-energy dance styles, Bollywood and Bhangra, on an interactive level for 1-2 hour-long engagements.  Instructors and dancers introduce the vibrant dances to the community/guests, getting them up on their feet to move, laugh, sweat, and experience the power and joy of Indian dance.  May be booked with optional DJ and/or Drummer.

Choreography Services: Blue13 sets choreography on professional dance companies, on students at colleges, universities, and schools, and offers choreography services for individuals and special events.    Ensemble work, small group work, and solo work may be booked in Blue13’s signature Bollywood-Tech and Neo-Kathak styles, as well as in Contemporary Bhangra, Hip Hop, and Modern Dance.

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