Have you ever wanted to try dancing – Bollywood style?
After 10 years of teaching across the west coast, the charismatic choreographer DJ Prashant is coming to Nola for a weekend dedicated to sharing vibrant dances from India. Come prepared to smile & sweat at two masterclasses focusing on two unique music & dance forms.
On Sunday, you’ll be introduced to the dreamy world of Bollywood, expect to spontaneously break into song & dance after this workshop full of infectious joy.
We are thrilled to have the prolific dancer Tina Singh, a local favorite in New Orelans’s bustling dance scene join Prashant to assist with the workshops.
Saturday, November 11th 5:00pm-7:00pm
Bhangra is folk music/dance from the north Indian state of Punjab. During the first part of class, we will learn the basic moves of Bhangra & in the second half we will put them together in a simple, playful choreography.
Chance to perform: After learning the full song, students will have an opportunity to perform (not required) it at our Jai Ho! Bollywood Party later that evening at the Howlin’ Wolf.
Sunday, November 12th 5:00pm-7:00pm
Bollywood formally known as Hindi Cinema is India’s largest film industry based out of Mumbai. During the first part of class, we will learn the building blocks of Bollywood dance & in the second half we will learn a Bollywood choreography that will have you smiling throughout the class & beyond.
JOIN US FOR BOTH & SAVE $$:
Can’t get enough of music & dance from India? Join us for both workshops & save up to $20.
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Don’t miss our party on Saturday night.
Celebrate Diwali: India’s Festival of Lights
Sat. Nov 11 9pm at Howlin’ Wolf
Students who attend the Bhangra workshop Saturday evening will have an opportunity to perform alongside DJ Prashant for his second Bollywood party in Nola after the terrific launch in September. Joining Prashant for the party will be Peter & Tina who will kick things off with Kizomba dance lesson.
Come prepared to dance all night to an eclectic mix of Latin & Indian dance music.
Checkout photos from our launch night & the recap video. <3
About DJ Prashant:
Prashant brings over 10 years of experience in teaching dance at hundreds of cultural events to people from all ages, cultures & nationalities. When he is not traveling across the US teaching dance or DJ’ing, Prashant spends time practicing Yoga & Singing.
Dance Lesson at Jai Ho! Party (nearly 1M views):
Bollywood Choreography Video:
JAI HO! DANCE PARTY:
At the core of Jai Ho! Dance Party, we celebrate the values of inclusivity and sharing positive vibes by bringing the best of Indian culture to the dance floor. Our innovative themes that set Jai Ho! apart are transforming the nightlife culture of the west coast. With festive elements like Holi Colors & Dandiya Sticks, we create a celebration of music and dance like none other. We invite you to be goofy, smile, make friends on the dance floor, and of course, to sing and dance ALL. NIGHT. LONG.
Jai Ho! takes place regularly in Portland, Seattle, SF & San Diego. Jai Ho! Dance Party is a branch & creation of the production house-team, Bollywood Dreams Entertainment
Who can attend?
These classes are tailored for all ages & all levels.
How much does it cost?
In advance it is $30 for one workshop, or $50 for both. At the door you’ll need to bring cash & it will be $35 per workshop.
Oschner Fitness Center, 1200 South Clearview Parkway, Elmwood, LA 70123
What to wear & bring?
Dress in comfortable clothes that you might wear to workout or a yoga class, we will be sweating a lot so make sure to stay hydrated before, during & after class.
Are tickets refundable?
Unfortunately all ticket sales are final.