Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Kids’ Bollywood Classes Start Friday in Hoboken

with Pooja Uberoi

WHEN: Classes begin Friday, Jan 18th. Ages 3-4 4pm-4:45pm. Ages 5-6 5pm-5:45pm. Ages 7-12 6pm-7pm
WHERE: 1018 Washington St 2nd Floor, Hoboken, at Garden Street School of the Performing Arts
TUITION: We we hold a 6 week Pop Up Class after the free trial. $99 for the 6 weeks class, or $18 Drop In.
EMAIL US ASAP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. WE ONLY HAVE A FEW SPOTS LEFT. HobokenBollywood@gmail.com

Intro to Bollywood

A 6-week Intro to Bollywood. Package includes introduction to 4 different styles of dancing in Bollywood.  A new dance style is taught every week from a selection of styles (Traditional, Folk, Contemporary, Western, Soft, Techno & International) from Bollywood.  It can end in a small studio performance for parents to come and watch.

Pooja Uberoi is the founder and owner of the Artistic Dance Company - IKIGAI USA which operates in USA and India.

Pooja Uberoi is the Producer for the NYC Dance Week and Founder of Funkar - aNYC10 Initiative. She has more than 13 years experience as a dancer and teacher in Jazz schools, the Bollywood Industry in Mumbai, India and New York City. She was a Board Member and Head of Nation Dance School in India before moving to NYC. Pooja was running a dance school with 800 students in India. She has also choreographed full length Bollywood Musicals and kids musicals. She has choreographed and taught at dance schools, events, shows, to celebrities and has over 10 years of performing experience in India and the USA.

Pooja has performed her choreographies and taught at the prestigious CBS This Morning, Dance USA Dance, and in schools in India, NYC, California, Canada, Puerto Rico, Israel and Mexico.

She is the Brand Ambassador For Dance USA Dance, NYC, and Hotstar, USA. She is also a consultant for a music school, a fitness start up, and runs international arts management company called Artists East West.

She believes in spreading art as a means of education and happiness, which is the meaning and vision of her company IKIGAI—a Japanese term for a state of happiness where you do what you love and what the world needs.

Bollywood Dance originated from the Bollywood (Hindi) Movie Industry as a free style dance fused with elements from Indian classical and folk dance forms. It has been and still a song and dance sequence with larger than life expression through various different moves, grandeur sets, picturesque locations and large ensemble.
In the recent times, Bollywood expanded and emerged into a dance style of its own kind with a creative amalgamation as it carried the culture and tradition of India along with various different classical and folk dance forms fusing it further with elements from western dance forms like Jazz, Hip hop, Latin and many other old (Rock n Roll / Twist / Etc.,) and modern dance forms making it into an appealing dance form for all age groups and tastes.

Bollywood music ranges from traditional to extremely modern & western and from soulful compositions to feet tapping numbers. The soulful compositions make one want to get in touch with their emotions while the feet tapping numbers exude the upbeat energy making one want to dance letting them get in (re)touch with their inherent light and fun side.