Semiclassical…For Adults

Semiclassical...For Adults You’ve been asking and now we’ve delivered! One of THE MOST common new class requests that we get is actually semiclassical class for adults. We have had great success from our kids semiclassical classes (check out one of their performances here). Now, we’re here to do the same for adults. We’re offering our class for adult beginners on Thursdays from 6pm - 7pm with our lovely instructor Deepa. What is semiclassical? It has its origins from Indian classical dance (specifically, Bharatanatyam) and folk dance. These styles coupled together with some modern

December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Classical Dance, Dance Life|

What we’re thankful for

What we're thankful for 2020 has been quite the wild ride. In this year of uncertainty, we at ZIND Academy are extremely thankful for our constant - the ZIND community. When I created ZIND in 2014, I had no idea that we would be here today. It has been so rewarding to see my students grow, relationships between friends and families begin, and to create this tight-knit community.  This year everything has been very different. We were working so hard since the Fall of 2019 to get our dances ready to go for

November 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

We’ve had these on repeat

We've had these on repeat Hasina Pagal Deewani: This is a fun song with quite the fun music video. From the Kiara Advani starrer, “Indoo Ki Jawani”, this song is light, dancy, and brings everyone to the dance floor. Us included. Check out Reena and Ms. Nina’s dance to it here. Naach Meri Rani: This is a newer one - and it was an instant love. This song instantly took over the charts, with its unique beat, and catchy chorus. As captured in the title, this song gets us up on our feet

November 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our Halloween Workshop

Our Halloween Workshop We had our Halloween workshop a few weeks ago and it was a blast! The song was Nachan Nu Jee Karda from the Irfaan Khan hit, Angrezi Medium. Check out the full choreography here. We are so glad to safely host dance workshops again. Be sure to save the date for our next workshop on November 21st. More info coming soon. Have any workshop requests? Send us a DM.

November 11th, 2020|Categories: Bollywood Dance, Dance Life, Teaching|

Happy *Almost* Halloween

Happy *Almost* Halloween Time has been flying by. We can’t believe Halloween is right around the corner! In past years, we’ve had our students come in costume. This year is quite a bit different with quarantine, but, to keep up with the festivities, we welcome our students to join our virtual classes in costume.  Past years' costumes have been so precious and we can't wait to see the creativity this year!                       Share your Halloween pics with us. We’ll be reposting pics on our

October 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

What is Garba?

What is Garba? The nine-day festival, Navratri, often involves celebration through a style of dance, called Garba.  So, what exactly is Garba? Garba is a form of dance that originates from the state of Gujarat.  “Garba” refers to the style of the dance, and the event where it takes place as well. Ex. “Let’s go to Garba”. Garba is a community dance - meaning that the dancers typically form groups, often in circles, and dance together. This style of dance is characterized by high-energy rhythmic moves, repetitive sequences, and colorful costumes. The dance is

October 21st, 2020|Categories: Bollywood Dance, Classical Dance, Dance Life|