BellyBolly is a fun drop-in class for those who are new to either Bollywood or Belly dance, as well as those who have already trained at both to some level. It focuses on allowing the styles to be fused and amalgamated, combining the sultry style of belly dance with the vibrant, energetic style of Bollywood. Each week we will work on a new routine including basic belly dance techniques and some classic Bollywood moves. We will emphasise and learn how to isolate movements as required in Belly dance and also be able to loosen the muscles as required in Bollywood. The real challenge is being able to switch from one style to the other. Whilst doing this we learn to acquire correct posture, confidence and toning as well as attaining greater flexibility in movement. The hour-long BellyBolly sessions will take place every Monday from 14th January 2013 from 6-7pm.
Minimum age: 14
Jennie Jethwani is the founder and Managing Director of Absolute Bollywood. Dance has been a passion for Jennie from a very young age, with a focus on Bollywood and an array of diverse influences.
Jennie has performed and choreographed for several dance troupes in London with styles including Bollywood, Belly dance, Street, Soca and Reggaeton and has been leader of a Bollywood company for the past three years. Her inspiring and dynamic choreographies seamlessly and respectfully fuse these dance traditions. Captivated by the art of belly dance in recent years, Jennie has introduced this seductive and sultry style to her repertoire and currently teaches a specialised class known as BellyBolly at Danceworks.
Jennie has numerous dance teaching qualifications including Impact Dance teacher training, YMCA ETM Qualification (Level 2 Part 1) and Belly dance teacher training. Over the last few years she has been teaching Bollywood dance in renowned dance studios as well as internationally.
She has performed publicly and privately at numerous venues in and outside of London. Notable performances include the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, the Asian Music Awards at Wembley Arena, Russell Howard’s Good News, a guest appearance on BBC Newsnight, Hungama 2013 at the Indigo2, Diwali on The Square, and the Mayor of London’s Bollywood Extravaganza. She has also provided choreography and backing dancing for various artists including Kanika Kapoor, Arjun, Golkartz and Ash King.
About Absolute Bollywood
Absolute Bollywood brings the best of Bollywood to London. A.B. strives to make Bollywood and Indian dance more accessible in the UK. The company offers exciting entertainment for every special occasion and high quality instruction for students of all skill and experience levels. In short…Live Love Learn Bollywood!
— Susannah Hodge (@Susannah_Hodge) January 8, 2015
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