"Creating discovery-filled experiences that strengthen cultural understanding and appreciation in our daily lives".~ Cultureall
Come join us in September as we choreograph a new hip hop dance!
Next term begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Ages: 9 and up
Just come on in!
Registration details can be given during the first practice.
Location: Cedar House, 41 Cedar Avenue - Ground Floor, Hamilton HM12
(Across the street from the old BFA office and Fresh Breath Dental)
Start Date: Any Month
Schedule: Wed. & Fri. 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Fees: $40 per month ($120/term or $400/year)
$60 per month (siblings)
Bollywood is India’s version of California’s Hollywood, but the films are a little different from typical American films.
The B comes from Bombay (also known as Mumbai), a big city in India. Bollywood is massive. It makes up to 800 films a year - twice as many as Hollywood and about 14 million Indian people go to the cinema everyday.
BSMART’s Bollywood Dance Club started as a fitness and cultural excursion in 2009. BSMART’s Bollywood Dance Club welcomes dancers of any age to join us at our Cedar House location. No experience is necessary!
The group has grown to include girls from many of the island’s schools and from varying backgrounds and cultures.
Our current dancers represent:
- Berkeley Institute
- Warwick Academy
- Northlands Primary
- Whitney Institute
Through our style of dance we have exposed many people, islanders and tourists alike, to the flavor, colours, music and culture of Bollywood.
We are the first and only regularly performing Bollywood dance team in Bermuda and each time we dance, we bring a different flavor of artistic development to the forefront of our multi-cultural community.
Our dancers have performed at:
- Bacardi International’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations
- Agricultural Exhibition
- Harbour Nights
- Miss Bermuda Pageant
- School Functions & Community Centre Fairs
- Bda. Junior Library
- Somerset Cricket Clubs Majorette and Dance Extravaganza
- Shelly Bay’s Dance and Majorette Event
- Bda. Day Parade
- Bda. Cablevision’s Unity in Diversity Night
- Private events: Birthday Parties & Weddings
We have high level of love and commitment from our girls. Although it is hard work, we are a dance club and not a dance school. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the younger girls want to sit out sometimes to watch the older girls. It gives the girls time to interact and build friendships with other girls from different backgrounds and schools. It also gives me the opportunity to mentor our impressionable young girls, giving them the self-confidence and determination to be able to stand on their own building their own sense of respect for themselves, their bodies and their peers.
I’m not Indian (as far as I know), but I love Bollywood!
While I’ve had no formal dance training, I love to dance.
Nevertheless, I started my own Bollywood Dance Team in 2009. Having one Sri Lankan student in my class, gave me the idea to look into the arts of other cultures. From there, I have no recollection of the timeline of events or why I settled on Bollywood, but I did.
It’s been six years since we started and I’m still choreographing today. Admittedly, we don’t perform traditional Bollywood as there are so many styles and it is a truly difficult, yet beautiful dance form.
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Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18, 1982, in Jamshedpur, India. When she was in high school, Chopra won the Miss India pageant, and she soon followed it by taking the 2000 Miss World pageant as well. On the heels of that international success, Chopra turned her sights to the film world, and in the past 15 years, she has become a huge star, appearing in nearly 50 films, chiefly in the Bollywood system. In 2015, she signed on to the American TV drama series Quantico, which focuses on FBI recruits.
Aishwarya was born on November 1st 1973, in the city of Mangalore to parents Krishna Rai and Vrinda Rai. Aishwarya Rai did her schooling in Mumbai and always aspired to be an architect. As per the Aishwarya Rai profile, she started modeling at twenty and got her first big break with Aamir Khan in the famous Pepsi commercial.
After a breif period of modelling, Aishwarya Rai took part in the Miss India contest and went on to be the first runner-up in the pageant. Aishwarya Rai then took part in the Miss World pageant and won the crown in 1994. She also won the Miss Photogenic award during the Miss World pageant. After winning the pageant, she gave up her studies and spent one year reigning as Miss World in London. Aishwarya Rai continued to pursue a career as a model until she became an actress
Aishwarya's off-screen roles include duties as brand ambassador for various charity organisations and campaigns. She is also the brand ambassador ofthe cosmetic giant L’oreal. Aishwarya Rai was the first Indian jury member at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. She is married to fellow actor Abhishek Bachchan.
Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & Actress. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. She is the most followed Indian actress on Twitter and most liked Indian actor on Facebook.
One of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood, Padukone is considered among the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India.
Padukone is an active celebrity endorser for several brands and products, including Tissot, Sony Cyber-shot,Nescafe, Vogue eyewear, Maybelline and Pepsi, among others. In 2012, it was reported that Padukone had signed on for an endorsement deal with Garnier worth ₹60 million (US$910,000), a record breaking remuneration for an Indian actress.
Nina was born in Syracuse, New York to Indian parents. She won several smaller beauty pageants before becoming Miss New York in 2013. She graduated from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 2012 with a B.S. in Brain, Behavior & Cognitive Science and plans to enter medical school.
Although she was born and raised in the United States, she has embraced many traditions of her Indian heritage, especially by studying Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi, both classical Indian dance styles. She took her heritage even further when she performed aBollywood number in the talent portion at the 2014 Miss America Pageant…and WON!
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