Dance Class, Choreography, Master Class

Dance education is 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 Contemporary, Semi-classical, Bollywood, Bhangra forms.

Trademarked Bollywood Bhangra Beats classes, as seen on MTV, CBS, NBC, FOX.  Blue13 teaches donation based and paid classes in many forms: Bollywood, Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, Samba, Salsa, Jazz, Jazz Funk, and more on social media from Instagram Live to Zoom. Follow us to take class today. Blue13 offers group and private lessons for all levels of adult and children, as well as choreography for special events.

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