Our Favorite Songs of 2020

Our Favorite Songs of 2020 We’re still in the first few months of 2020, but so far, the music has been INCREDIBLE.  Here’s some of our favorites so far: MUQABLA This song was meant for dance! It comes from a dancy film, Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor’s Street Dancer 3, and it delivers! It was super fun to come up with a routine! Watch our girls dance to it here. DUS BAHANE 2.0 This one brings back a whole lotta nostalgia. It’s a remake of the 2005 original song with the same name. It

February 19th, 2020|Categories: Bollywood Dance, Dance Life|

Valentine’s Day: A Self-Love Holiday

Valentine's Day: A Self-Love Holiday February is in full swing, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  February 14th is about way more than celebrating the love between those in romantic relationships. It’s about cherishing your friends and family, and perhaps most importantly, it’s about having love for yourself.  Being compassionate and loving towards yourself is hard sometimes. Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat have certainly not made it any easier. We live in a digital age - where it is unfortunately too easy to compare yourself to others.  This week (and all weeks) especially,

February 11th, 2020|Categories: Dance Life, Teaching|

Goals for 2020: More Workshops

Goals for 2020: More Workshops Info on our next workshop here! One of my biggest goals for 2020 was to host more workshops. And last weekend, I hosted the first workshop of 2020, to Sauda Khara Khara (from Good Newwz!). If you know me - you know my style is fast, upbeat, songs and this was a perfect fit! When I heard this song for the first time, I knew I had to choreograph a routine.  I decided to

February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Bollywood Dance, Dance Life, Teaching|

How Dance Builds Self-Confidence

How Dance Builds Self-Confidence There are so many benefits of dance. There are A LOT of health benefits, but there are a lot of other bonuses as well. One key benefit is the impact dance has on building self-confidence. When my mom and I talk about my dancing years, she always tells me about the profound impact she noticed it had on my confidence levels when I was younger. She’ll tell me about my excitement to go to class every week, my non-stop smiling after a performance, and the encouragement she saw me give

January 25th, 2020|Categories: Dance Life|

Lessons Learned from Hosting Recitals

Lessons Learned from Hosting Recitals We have our annual recital every year in May and this year, our upcoming recital is on May 17th, 2020! As a reminder, Early Bird tickets are available now through March 1st for a discounted rate of $10, you can purchase them here. There’s still a lot of work to do but we definitely learned a lot of valuable lessons in the past few years! To anyone who is planning a big event (a play, competition, program, etc.) - below are some tips that you might find useful! While a

January 21st, 2020|Categories: Bollywood Dance, Dance Life, Teaching|

Is Bollywood Dance a Waste of Time

Is Bollywood Dance a Waste of Time? I want to be really honest for a second. Growing up, I took Bharatanatyam because there weren’t any real “Bollywood dance” classes around. I learned the ancient art of Indian classical dance and am forever grateful for it.  It wasn’t until I was in my teenage years that Bollywood really started getting popular. I started creating my own routines because my Guru was NOT a fan of this fusion dance practice.  So many people thought it was a waste of time and energy because it wasn’t “real”

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