Suddenly Slimmer Day Spa in Phoenix is now offering Bollywood dance classes
As the cast and crew of the Oscar-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire, are still recuperating from months of celebration, many Valley residents are still in awe over that awesome dance number that featured Bollywood choreography mashed with the beat of tako drums. The movements were fast-paced, exhilarating, fresh and fun—all the makings for what could possibly be a good workout.
Well, Bollywood dancing comes to the Valley thanks to Divva Madhavan, an Indian classical dance-trained teacher who wants to share her knowledge of Bollywood choreography.
Madhavan will be teaching dance workout classes at Suddenly Slimmer Day & Med Spa in Phoenix, which is sure to excite beginners and advanced dancers alike.
“The kind of choreography you see in Bollywood films are based on traditional and classical Indian dances mixed in with some contemporary jazz and hip-hop moves,” explains Madhavan.
Bollywood choreography requires timing, rhythm, lots of energy and sharp, controlled and expressive movements. People with no dance background might find it challenging at first, but the more they practice the quick movements, the more they will grow accustom to the choreography.
“Bollywood choreography works all parts of the body. You can really get a good workout! The great thing about it, too, is that the music is so fiery with heavy drum beats and bells and sitar, and it can be enjoyed by participants of every age” said Madhavan.
Madhavan studied bharatnatyam and mohiniyattom for more than 20 years at Upaasana Academy in Mumbai and has also received training in folk dances and Bollywood dance from Shiamak Davar’s Institute of Performing Arts.
Suddenly Slimmer Day & Med Spa is offering Bollywood Dancing Classes in packages. For more information about class schedules and pricing, please contact Suddenly Slimmer Spa 602-952-8446.