Bollywood and Beyond Dance Experience
Bollywood and Beyond Dance Experience at a glance
Discover Indian culture and heritage through fusion dance.
During these classes you will:
- Immerse yourself in an inspiring experience that draws on the sights and sounds of Indian culture
- Stretch and strengthen your body
- Learning signature moves, footwork and grooves
- Open to all regardless of age, ability, skill level or gender
By purchasing this experience, you will receive:
- 6 x 1hr Dance Lesson
- A recording of each session
- Access to a Spotify Playlist of featured music
If you’re tired of patting the dog and changing the lightbulb then this one’s for you!
The Bollywood and Beyond Dance Experience is more than just a dance class, it’s an immersive cultural experience that draws on the sights, spices and sounds of Indian culture to inspire movement.
Guided by award-winning Indian Dance Instructor and Choreographer Shyamla, over six classes you will dance through India from South to North India learning signature moves, footwork and grooves along the way from at least THREE different genres:
Kollywood (Tamil cinema)
Bollywood (Hindi cinema) North Indian Folk Dance such as Bhangra (Punjab), Ghoomar (Rajasthan) or Garba (Gujarat). In each 1hr session, you will stretch and strengthen your body, shimmy away your worries and learn how to transform spicy scents into a smoking hot dance moves packed with pelvic thrusts, hip shakes and Bhangra bounces. All ages, abilities, skill levels, genders, identities and orientations welcome.
Shyamla is a full-time professional Dancer, Educator, Writer and Host with more than 30 years of performance experience and a Masters Degree in International Human Rights Law. Her choreography has featured at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for CAMILLA, at ICC for TEDxSydney, at Enmore Theatre and in Qudos Bank Arena for nationally televised events. Shyamla is also the Founder/Director of Bindi Bosses, a renowned South Asian Fusion performance company that provides a platform for South Asian artists to collaborate and share stories of mixed cultural upbringing and heritage through fusion dance.
About Foodie Trails
Most great memories are associated with an experience, be it enjoying food around a table with your friends and family or a complete stranger. It might have been the time you got your hair braided on a holiday or when you went on your gap year and ate your way through Asia.
When we encounter something different from our immediate world it can be exciting, it can be terrifying and it can be eye opening. It can also simply be a great afternoon meeting new people and learning about a different culture.
In 2009 I started on a quest to breakdown cultural barriers. I wanted to find a way for people to get to know more about my cultural background and be intrigued enough to try something new. So I sat at my computer with my husband and we came up with a name and a tag line. We designed a logo at home with our limited skills. We wanted to have a go.
I then got a group of people together and took them walking around the city introducing them to Indian food, the spices and the history of how the food has evolved in the region. - They loved it. They bought tickets for their friends and family, and it grew from there. Soon after we introduce new flavours, Turkish and African. Shortly after that we introduced our cooking classes.
We are a fully licensed boutique travel company and also trade under the name of Beacon Holidays. We offer personalised holiday experiences with a cultural and foodie flavour to them. This experience and network of suppliers and expert guides enables us to expand our international offerings for Foodie Trails.
Classes will take place every Saturday from 12pm over the course of 6 weeks. Once students have selected their commencement date each class will run for 6 consecutive Saturday's at the same time.
After enrolment in the lessons, Foodie Trails will contact students directly to confirm their commencement date and supply any further details.
- Start Date - Every Thursday
- Duration – 6 Weeks
- Session times – Thursdays at 6pm
- Minimum participants per class – 11