bergenPAC to Host Cultural Initiative Workshops

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC located at 1 Depot Square in Englewood NJ announces Bollywood Dance Workshops, Sunday November 22nd, 2015 for ages 6-12 years at 3:30PM and Sunday, December 13th, 2015 at 3:30PM for ages 13-adult. The classes are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact education@bergenpac.org or 201.482.8194.

These classes will be taught by Award Winning Bollywood Choreographer with 15 years of experience, Sonalee Vyas-Jani. This is a 90 minute high-energy workshop that will give dancers the opportunity to shine as they learn an entire Bollywood dance song! This is a fun and upbeat class which lets children explore Indian music, rhythms and movement with lots of spins, turns, jumps and shimmy. There are 5 essential elements for Bollywood dance, which will be covered in these workshops:

1. Timing & Rhythm

2. Energy & Enthusiasm

3. Stamina

4. Sharp classical hand and feet gestures

5. Controlled and expressive movements

These classes will also give the dancer the ability to learn an entire Bollywood dance within 90 minutes. The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to specially designed warm-ups with hand and foot work, to help you understand the movement of the body. The next 60 minutes will be dedicated to learning and perfecting the entire Bollywood song.

"This is an amazing opportunity to connect with bergenPAC. I am also very excited to share my expertise and passion for Indian Bollywood Dancing and provide classes will be unique, energetic, and contain worldwide choreography. With a full ensemble of Instructors, we are ready to take bergenPAC by storm and provide the best Bollywood Dancing ever seen in Englewood!" - Sonalee Vyas



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