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You’ve passed the barre, and your jazz hands are so powerful that they’ve grown to three times their normal size. Shake them showily as you master new moves with today’s Groupon: $25 for a four-week Bollywood dance class series at Bollywood Shake. Redeem your Groupon at any of the Indian dance studio’s four locations.
Bollywood dance is the blend of Indian dance styles that’s performed to catchy tunes in Bollywood films. America caught the Bollywood bug with the success of Slumpup Millionaire, which took home the Oscar for Best Original Score and Best Original Song and featured the cast performing a Bollywood dance number. Your Groupon gets you four consecutive weeks of classes, so you’ll build on your Bollywood skills each week until you can swivel and shake as harmoniously as Harmonious “Kid Philadelphia” Bosch. A new four-week session starts at the beginning of each month. If you miss one, you can get permission to attend a make-up session at a different location. Choose from the following schedules:
The North Austin location also offers children’s classes for ages 8 to 12 and 4 to 7.
Bollywood Shake is a fairly new shakery. A passion for dance and teaching prompted classically trained dancer and choreographer Ruchika Dias to start the company in 2009. Classes are fun and informal. Slip into your workout attire and let Bollywood Shake’s friendly, professional instructors teach you to bust a move to the Bollywood beat. Retire the hussle and funky chicken forever by demonstrating your new Bollywood moves at weddings, family functions, and the important company-wide event or gathering 11 and a half months from now. Click here to see a video of Bollywood Shake performing.
Bollywood Shake’s been featured on We Are Austin, News 8 Austin, and in Community Impact Newspaper. Yahoo! Local Reviewers give it five stars: > * aweeeeeeeeeeeesome class! great music, terrific instructor and lots of motivation and support to burn calories and have a great workout! – pisha, Yahoo! Local > * After a long day of work, it is difficult to get motivated to go to the gym. Not so with Bollywood Shake. It is a positive, fun, and unique experience with great music and instructors. – Liza, Yahoo! Local
A conflation of Bombay (the old name for Mumbai) and Hollywood, Bollywood refers to the Mumbai-based film industry, which draws up the tradition of golden-age musicals, using song and dance as a way for characters to express their emotions. The dance style that has emerged from these films blends traditional and folk dance moves with beats and movements inspired by modern R&B and hip-hop. The ladies of Bollywood Shake showcase dance routines step by step, strengthening their student's sense of timing, spacing, and how to twirl without bodychecking their dance partner. Students twist and turn inside an expansive studio with lightly stained hardwood floors and decorated with gentle colors of orange and dark yellow. Instructors also offer Bollywood Workout classes, which use sped-up dance routines to tighten and tone the body.