What you'll do
New York City is home to a large Indian American population, which has played a big role in shaping its culture. Let’s journey into India through the art of Bollywood dance with a renowned choreographer, Pooja (of Bollywood Axion). Through this class, you’ll learn all about the unique style of Bollywood mixing traditional Indian dance and western influences. You’ll practice fun combinations, and get a great workout too. After class, we’ll take our own transportation to a local hub for the sensational flavors of “Indian soul food.” The restaurant specializes in Kathi and Kati Rolls—vegetarian and non-vegetarian—and it’s the perfect hybrid of India’s finest street food with New York style. After our meal, let’s find out where Bollywood dance music is being played and practice some moves.
1 Kati Roll
Pooja Narang (Your Teacher) : I began my dance journey at four years old and continued to study the classical forms of Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi dance, and Bhangra in India. I’ve been creating my choreographic style and vision since 2003, and I’ve taught and choreographed some of Bollywood's finest. I even organized the world's first Bollywood flash mob, which took place in Times Square!
About the organisation
The Desai Foundation
The Desai Foundation empowers women and children through health and livelihood initiatives in India and the U.S. The value of your Social Impact Experience will enable us to offer vocational opportunities for approximately six women in our communities in Gujarat (India) and continue to create an environment in which women and children have sufficient resources to feel dignified and #DreamBeyond.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The Desai Foundation.
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Where you'll be
The dance lessons are available for groups of two to ten people and we will book a studio space according to group size. The Desi Galli restaurant has locations in both Midtown and Alphabet City, which are available for your dining delight.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Guests will arrange their own transit from the dance class to Desi Galli for their meal. The timeline of these two experiences is flexible.
Private Bollywood dance class
£39 per person
£39 per person