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Indian dance classes – Bollywood-inspired dancing

I have been fortunate to introduce Indian Bollywood dance to the Isle of Skye in 2010. I love teaching it, dancing it and devising the choreography. I teach to a vast range of groups. Age is not a barrier. Teaching to mixed abilities and special needs is a privilege. Dancing is joy to be shared with all. It boosts health and well being. In true Bollywood style, it has been wonderful to include Scottish and international influences to new choreographies whilst maintaining the Va-Va-Voom! style of my dances.

I felt privileged to be Chair of SkyeDance for 2 years (2009 – 11) and feel happy to have made a contribution to its development as an organisation. In September 2016, I was delighted to be invited to be a Board Director for Aros Community Theatre. I love the Arts and am really enjoying helping to develop a diverse arts programme for our beautiful Aros theatre.

I am proud to say that over the years my ‘Bolly Babes’, all local participants, have performed in MeenaArts shows at various venues including Aros, and SEALL at Sabhal Mor Ostaig. We continue to showcase our skills at the annual SkyeDance shows and Eden Court’s Big Dance Shows in Inverness as well as popping up at other events. Snippets in the local media and BBC Alba TV have been motivating!

I am often asked to make presentations on the art and cultural aspects of Indian Dance. I am happy to give individual tuition.

My Bolly group continues to make a vibrant and colourful contribution into dance in Skye! We had a sell out show at Waternish Hall in February 2018, a show for the Good for You participants at the Aros theatre, and performed at Eden Court again in November 2018 at the Big Dance Show to a sellout show at the beautiful Empire theatre. Lots of other wee things in between!

More recently, I have contributed to the excellent Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – (Good For You) Project run by Cleas, the charity based at Aros Community Theatre. It has been extremely challenging and rewarding working with the elderly in care homes, intergenerational and special needs groups with my ‘Movement for Health Sessions’ for Tha Seo Math Dhuibh.

Regular classes for all at Aros Centre, Portree, Isle of Skye

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The classes enable the dancers to get an insight into modern Indian dance (Bollywood style) – fun, sensuous, rhythmic, expressive, skillful, soulful, graceful, uplifting combining classical, North Indian and folk dance techniques and international influences.

(each Friday at 12:30 for one hour)

Cost: £6 per class

The class is open to all ages and to everyone.

! Dance for fun, for health, for excellence!

Visitors to Skye are welcomed to join the class!

Tel: 07816200643

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