From Bollywood dance seen in the movies, to high energy Bhangra or intricate Classical Indian dance, the choice is yours with our Bollywood dance workshops
Our Indian dance workshops are very popular with schools as they are very multicultural and we can link them to lots of different religious festivals.
The children learn about another country through the dance and music, as well as looking at the exciting props and costumes we bring to show at the start of each workshop.
Bollywood dance is very popular with the children in Early Years, KS1 and KS2, as it’s high energy and not too girly, so the boys totally love it too.
During your Bollywood dance workshop your teacher will wear a fantastic outfit to your school, and also bring Indian props, jewellery and costumes to show the children. We also bring in scarves and Bindis so that the students get to dress up too.
You can just have a simple Bollywood dance workshop at your school, or look below for some more exciting ideas, and take a look at our sample Bollywood dance duets from Emily (star Zest pupil!) and Zest’s Director Olivia.
Diwali is celebrated Oct/Nov time, so why not introduce your school to some cultural Diwali themed dance workshops. We will tell the story of Rama and Sita and show some Diva Lamps before moving on to teach the Indian dance based on the festival.
You could even start the day with your teacher doing a 20 minute assembly to the whole school, telling them about Diwali, showing them props and introducing them to what they will be learning.
They will teach the whole school some Mudras (hand positions) – while they are seated, and even dress up one of the children to look like a Bollywood star. Your dance artist will also perform a short solo which is great to inspire the children.
There is an extra cost for this assembly of £30.
We can also do story workshops where we tell Rama and Sita’s incredible story through movement….
We bring in teaching material for the children to look at, pictures of Hundu Gods and Mudra classical hand positions.
Bollywood Film projects
Bollywood got it’s name from the city of Bombay (now called Mumbai) where they make 100 + Bollywood films a year.
So why not make your own Bollywood school movie? Using multi media disciplines and a team of our Zest teachers, we can help you make a short film using dance, drama, music and film skills.
The children can get involved from every level, whether they want to perform, or are happier making props, writing scripts or shooting behind the camera.
This can be done in a week or as a longer project with regular visits to the school till you are ready to start filming.