Taking Indian Dancing across borders

Taking Indian Dancing across borders

Swina Kalwar, a trained Bharatnatyam Dancer, and an energetic Bollywood Dancer, was missing her dance since moving to Australia! She used to occasionally perform at some events, but was keen to follow her love for dancing, when she decided to open her Bollywood Dance School in Brisbane. Starting with her small class of 7 kids, she enjoyed doing choreographies, breaking them into simple steps and training kids with each little move, Swina was ready to showcase her students at one of the Cultural events in Brisbane. Looking at the fabulous response from audiences, the joy on kids’ and parents’ faces and all the appreciation was encouraging enough for Swina to keep going on this career path. Each term, Swina managed to add one batch to her portfolio of classes, and soon ‘Let’s Bollywood’ was born in 2016!

Let’s Bollywood adopted the philosophy of making ‘Learning Bollywood Dancing’ accessible for more and more people around Brisbane. Swina collated interested people in each area and grouped them into a batch, hired a dance studio/church hall/school hall and travelled every week to different locations! One day she would be teaching adults in the north of Brisbane, next day teaching kids in South…Creating different dance moves, conceptualizing new routines, Swina keeps trying to make the same ‘Bollywood Dancing’, unique for each group and captivating for the audience! Term after term, kids and their parents look forward to a new concept in their Bollywood Dance lessons.

Eventually, Swina also realized that the women in her adult classes had a common objective – they came for a Fun Workout! Building onto this, she decided to get a formal qualification into fitness dancing. Swina got herself trained to be a Zumba instructor and then a new era of Bollywood Zumba began in Brisbane. The first and the only Bollywood Zumba class in Brisbane! The women in her Bollywood Zumba class feel such good workout, without being stressed about it! in fact, they say, it’s such good stress buster too ..

The kids and adults in Swina’s classes also love to perform at various public events. Her groups are a regular at Brisbane’s popular cultural events. The excitement of dressing up, going up on stage, dancing in front of a big audience, keeps the dancers going and the smiles on their faces is what keeps Swina going! Along with her own classes, she also does special dance workshops for Kindy, School and welfare groups.

Let’s Bollywood’s talent will be at show on 9th December 2017, at their first End-of-Year Dance Concert – ‘Jhankaar Feets’. 50+ students from its 8 batches will perform their dance routines, they learnt in 2017. Kids as little as 4 years old will be performing alongside 40 year olds and one thing common among them all will be their love for Dance!

Two hours of entertainment would be followed by a simple Indian dinner and an open Disco!  Details at www.letsbollywood.com.au/concert-2017

You can find your closest Let’s Bollywood class at www.letsbollywood.com.au or www.facebook.com/letsbollywood

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