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Fitness Trend: Bollywood Dance Classes

It looks like I'm not the only one trying new ways to work out in 2009. Bollywood-style dance classes are catching on throughout the country, and people are loving the mix of traditional Indian folk dances with hip-hop moves. From New York to Chicago, Houston, and Atlanta, studio owners say they are having to add classes to meet increased demand.

Students learn Bollywood dances and are exposed to a culture they may not be familiar with, which makes the classes even more appealing for some. We can expect to see Bollywood dance classes appear on a bigger scale in the fitness world, and I think would be a fun way to get moving. While the classes are expanding in many places, they may not be available yet in your area, so take a peek into the hype with Bollywood workout DVDs.

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bollywoodfan bollywoodfan 7 years
Have you seen the iTunes Bollywood commercial sendup? The dancers in it are performing classical Bharat Natyam, Kathak, Indian folk, hip-hop, and modern Bollywood dance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNhBwA7BLho
MoverGroover MoverGroover 7 years
If you you'd like to try a Bollywood dance before hitting a class, check out Acacia's You Tube channel - www.youtube.com/user/AcaciaFitness. Hemalayaa, Bollywood fitness DVD instructor, has several clips from her fitness DVDs.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I'd try it!
misskacie misskacie 7 years
Looks like fun! I just wish I had hips to shake. The belly dancing thing did not go well for me. I felt like a boy.
pri780 pri780 7 years
It is exciting that there are so many dance school across the US teaching this style of dance that now cater to people of all experience levels. Bollywood dance is unique in its ability to make one feel like a star literally just by singing and dancing! In ny, dc, va and md Dhoonya Dance School teaches classes that really focus on the authenticity and fundamentals of the dance style.
vrosapastel89 vrosapastel89 7 years
I was just thinking about learning how to dance that after watching Slumdog Millionaire..AWESOME =)
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