Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two introductory Bollywood-and-bhangra dance classes at Bollywood Dreams (a $40 value). Sessions will take place on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Multitalented instructor Prashant Kakad channels his extensive background as a singer, dancer, and DJ to lead introductory dance classes, fusing the exotic movements of Bollywood and bhangra into one high-energy session. Each class—open to dancers of all levels—blends the graceful, full-body movements of bhangra with the mystifying styles of Bollywood often exhibited by modern Indian films and directionally challenged robots. Surrounded by rhythmic beats, toe tappers follow Prashant's guidance, unlocking stiff limbs and discarding inhibitions during an entertaining, beginner-friendly workout. After gleaning the basics, students then apply what they've learned to create a fitness routine built around the choreography of each dance. Each class contains up to 40 participants who must be at least 13 or prove that they're immortal to join.
Bollywood Dreams’ DJ and dance instructor Prashant expresses himself in the international language of dance with undeniable exuberance and contagious energy. Prashant teaches a variety of styles at local colleges and demonstrates his performance prowess with two Portland-area Bollywood bands. Prashant’s monthly dance parties at The Crystal Ballroom give students an opportunity to strut new choreographies while he spins Bollywood and Bhangra tunes.
98% of 66 customers recommend
“Did masala bhangra dancing in Washington, DC 2 years ago, realized it made me happy long after class was over. Have been looking for classes ever since; I lived in...”
“Did masala bhangra dancing in Washington, DC 2 years ago, realized it made me happy long after class was over. Have been looking for classes ever since; I lived in San Diego, Fresno and now Portland. Would love to continue, but budget is tight right now.”
“Love this class! So fun... Prashant is the man when it comes to dance instruction!!”
918 SW Yamhill Street
Portland, Oregon 97205