community & classes

Inimitable Bollywood and Contemporary Indian dance workshops, master classes, choreography, and community engagement.

upcoming engagements

Bollywood at the bowl

Join Blue13 as we perform as a special guest with the legendary film composer, A.R. Rahman, live in concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Sunday, July 25th at 7 pm

Use Discount Code "UNDERTHESTARS" for 20% off of your ticket order.

New original works festival 2022

Blue13 will present its new work, Restless autumn. restless spring. at alongside innovative works at Week 1 of the REDCAT NOW Festival. The piece, choreographed by Blue13 Artistic Director Achinta S. McDaniel, is an exploration of complexity of intersectional global majority identities set to a contrastingly basic score. As a response to isolation and separation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Restless autumn. restless spring. restores collaboration and sharing experiences.

Thursday, August 18 - Saturday, August 20, 2022
at 8:30

Proof of full vaccination, including a booster, is required if eligible.

Blue13 dancers pose in with assymetric and curved arms while wearing the skeleton of a hoop skirt

disneyland festival of holidays 2021-22

We're thrilled to return to Disney's California Adventure to celebrate Diwali at the Festival of Holidays. Join us at the Palisades stage daily and get ready to dance!

November 12, 2021-January 9, 2022

Digital Dance Sessions Run for Six Weeks Each and then Rotate to Different Dance Styles and Instructors. Take a spin through our offerings. Classes are for mixed level students of all abilities, adults and teens ages 12 and up. Catch up with us on Instagram for updates and masterclasses, new offerings, and upcoming parent and me classes.

Sign up for digital Classport™

Earn your stamps by traveling our WORLD class digital dance sessions. Sign up for two or more class series during one six-week session and earn a Classport stamp. Four stamps in your Classport earns you free admission to group masterclass with Achinta S. McDaniel, offered several times each year online. Eight stamps earn you a free 6-week class session in the style of your choice.

Bollywood Bhangra Beats™

The course that started it all. Trivia moment: Did you know that LA’s first adult Bollywood classes were taught by Achinta S. McDaniel back in 2002? This amazing class rocked LA and has been taught at the city’s biggest studios from The Edge and Debbie Reynolds to Athletic Garage, Equinox Gyms, and more. Now in the digital space, we’re so happy to be able to teach these dramatic, sexy, and beautiful and high energy Indian dance classes to our students around the world. And Achinta even drops in once in a while for a special treat. Set to the best Hindi film soundtracks. Take or Give the Gift of Bollywood Bhangra Beats(™) Dance Class.

The next BBB session TBA: Currently on hiatus as we navigate the pandemic and variant.

digital dance classes during the pandemic

On Hiatus- Thanks for your patience. During the past 18 months, we have offered mixed level digital dance classes for adults in diverse dance styles via Zoom, and in person in the greater Los Angeles area, in: Bollywood, Samba, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, Contemporary, Conditioning, Jazz, Ballet, and Pilates Mat. We will await the county and city mandates, and plan for future in-person, outdoor, and digital classes soon. Please follow us on social media @blue13dance for updates as well.

$13 single class, $60 per 6-week session. You must be signed up at least 2 hours prior to class start time for digital classes.Classes include:

Mondays 6p PT/8p CT/9p ET #JackieJazz
Wednesdays 10a PT/12p CT/1p ET #OmarHiphop
Wednesdays 6p PT/8p CT/9p ET #KirbySamba


Community and education are central to Blue13′s mission. We greatly value working with an intergenerational and accessible approach, centering our ABIDE (Access, Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity) principle in all community engagements and educational programs. Blue13 is renowned for its public interactive dance events, working with the County of Los Angeles, The Music Center, and many area cultural institutions to share the dance with the public.

The company is the original and most popular source for Los Angeles Bollywood community activations, dance classes, Indian dance workshops, choreography, and master classes. We also teach and create choreography in contemporary, jazz, jazz funk, ballet, modern, samba, and more for private clients, schools, and organizations of all sizes. Take a look at some of our interactive work.

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Who We Are

We are a woman-founded, BIPOC company that lives to serve diverse communities in an accessible and equitable way. Please reach out to us so that we may serve your community well.
You may have seen our dancers at Disneyland and Disney World, in the hit show NEW GIRL, and in music videos for The Strokes, DJ Snake, and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Blue13 has worked with diverse communities, taught masterclasses, workshops, and private lessons in multiple styles, and performed in live events around the world, from Morocco to Paris to New York to Las Vegas, and at home in LA. Our students and clients have included: Colin Kapernick, Sunny Leone, Lance Bass, Dave Franco, Minnie Driver, Zooey Deschannel, Anupam Kher.

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she must be a robot. let's prick her and see if she bleeds.

-student whitney k. overheard talking about achinta's insane energy in class.

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