Summer Showdown Results – Spark Edition

Summer Showdown Results - Spark Edition Summer classes have been a whirlwind of fun, high-energy, virtual dance classes.  Our instructors and students have been bringing the heat through every class and competition. Our latest competition, “Summer Showdown” is no exception. It was fun to teach the routines, watch the students eagerly learn the choreography, and then to watch the final videos - full energy, outfits, makeup and ALL. Here’s our spark winners and the reasons they <3 to dance: First place goes to Jennifer: “I love dancing as its fun and makes me happy,

September 15th, 2020|Categories: Bollywood Dance, Dance Life, Teaching|

Dance Pe Chance

Dance Pe Chance We are still dancing! A couple of weeks ago we started having our instructors teach the same routine, to the song “Dance Pe Chance” from “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”. We asked all of our students to submit videos of them performing the routine.  WHY? So we can commemorate dance and what would have been our ZIND Annual Show 2020 in a very special video.  We received 50+ videos from our students!!! We’ve created three videos showcasing our amazing students performing the same routine together.    Watch ZIND Heat, Baltimore Blaze,

June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

What goes into choreographing a song

What goes into choreographing a song I get so excited when a new Bollywood song gets released. Why? A new song to dance to and choreograph!  The first few times I listen to a new song, I listen to the audio-only (no music video) so I can get a feel for the beats and get acquainted with the pace and lyrics of the song. I hold off on watching the music video until I have a rough idea of the steps I want to include. The more I listen to the song, the more

May 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Why you should keep attending online classes

Why you should keep attending online classes If you have been with us for awhile, then you know that we normally break for summer months. But, this year is anything but normal.  As the coronavirus began to spread, we made the decision to quickly shift to online classes. We’ve been online since mid-March (it’s been over 2 months now!) and, while definitely not the same as in-person classes, the online platform has given us a chance to reach a wider audience as we moved ALL of our classes to be open to ANY student

May 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

We Will Dance Again!

We Will Dance Again! This coming weekend was supposed to be our annual show. The date, May 17th, had been marked in our calendars for several months. The planning had started the day after our 2019 show. We were fresh off the high of such an amazing event and could not wait to showcase our students again the following year. The excitement, ever-present. A lot of behind the scenes work went into planning the show. On our end, we were picking out themes, songs, designing costumes, planning props, creating choreography etc.  We are sad

May 13th, 2020|Categories: Bollywood Dance, Dance Life, Stage|

What is Bollywood?

What is Bollywood? What is Bollywood? And what is Bollywood dance? I know quite the crazy question to bring up considering that we are a Bollywood dance studio.  We know that Bollywood is the Hindi-Language film industry of India. We know about Bollywood films and the musical and dance masterpieces that stem from them. What else do we know about it? Here are some DYK’s (Did You Know) about the history and evolution of Bollywood: DYK #1 Bollywood has roots dating back to the 1890’s. The first full Bollywood film was “Raja Harischandra,” a

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|