A dance class can teach anyone to move with grace through bee attacks, blind dates in the dark, or mega-prom. Combat bonnet-dwelling bees with an ebullient Indian dance: for $28, you get four intro to Bollywood dance classes (a $60 value) from Agni the Dance Company. Classes are held at the LA Performing Arts studio on Stone Oak Parkway and at the American Dance Co. on Cross Canyon.
Agni is the Sanskrit word for fire, the element of energy, passion, roiling motion, and marshmallow singing. It is this energy that Agni's experienced instructors bring to all their courses, including intro to Bollywood dance. Bollywood refers to the Hindi-language film industry centered in Mumbai, and with it the iconic songs and dances that enliven the globally popular films. Each class introduces students to the fundamental elements of Bollywood dance, which was modeled on classic Indian dance styles but has grown and changed over the years into its own art form. By the end of your four classes, you're not likely to get cast opposite Shahrukh Khan in a prominent film, but you will have a grasp of the basic moves needed to progress in Bollywood dance. In addition, the exuberant dancing style provides a full-body workout in a non-competitive, joyous environment.
Founder Prakash Mohandas and a team of professional dancers, artists, historians and managers started Agni in 2007 in order to provide authentic Indian and Bollywood dance education to citizens of Texas. The professional instructors provide careful lessons to their students, and the company creates beautiful performances for a variety of occasions and nonprofit causes. Whether seeking fitness, social fun, or a way to stretch out persistent arm cramps, Bollywood dance classes with Agni provide a quality solution.