NEW SUNDAY CLASSES START OCT 6TH
Instructor - Krithi Nathan
Thurs - 7 - 8 PM (4-9 years - Beginner)
Sat - 11 - 12 PM (10-15 years - Advanced Youth)
Sat - 12 - 1 PM (6-9 years - Advanced Kids)
Sat - 1 - 2 PM (4-8 years - Beginner)
Instructor - Bhumika Patel
Sun - 1:30 - 2:30 PM (5-9 years - Beginner) (Starts - Oct 6th)
Sun - 2:30 - 3:30 PM (Teens/Adults - Beginner) (Starts - Oct 6th)
Class Duration: 1 hour class every week
Fees: $60 per month (Drop ins welcome @ $18)
We offer private or semi private lessons
Also, if you have any of the following needs:
Wedding/Special occasion coming up? Want to prepare a Bollywood dance?
Want to impress friends with your dance skills? Want private/couple lessons?
Simply want to learn Bollywood style dance?
Interested in Bollywood Dance & Fitness? Yes we can help you get fit in a fun manner... :-)
Krithi is a passionate dancer, choreographer, and teacher who loves spreading the joy of dancing to everyone, whether its the audience or her students! Currently a student at Northeastern and a part-time ESL tutor, she finds dancing sometimes difficult to keep up with during the semester.
Krithi has been trained in Bharatnatyam for the past 15 years and enjoys performing in her guru Jothi Raghavan's senior productions annually. She is proud to have a classical background and believes that it truly helps her exceed in other forms.
Currently, she performs with Boston Bollywood, a Boston based dance company, which popularly produces 2 shows a year. She is part of their competitive BBX team, which placed 1st place at South Asian Showdown in 2017 and 3rd place in 2018! This season, she is excited to co-choreograph a Garba piece as well as dance in other pieces. Whether it be Bhangra, folk, contemporary, or Semi-classical, you'll definitely spot Krithi in the piece! :)
She is super happy to be part ACA family and to bring a fun experience to her students! You can expect students to:
Gain a better understanding of counts and beats
Learn choreography to hit songs
Have fun while enjoying Indian culture
Bhumika is currently working in the healthcare profession as a pharmacist in Burlington. She has a strong passion for music and dance of any style - whether it be Bollywood, Indian Folk, Garba (being a Gujarati), or Contemporary. Being born in New York and also raised in India, she strongly believes how dance plays such a strong role in the celebration of any festival or even a holiday - whether it be Holi, Diwali or even Christmas. She moved from Arizona to Massachusetts 11 years back and brought her passion for dance and music along as well. She truly believes dancing does not have to be hard. One does not have to regret not getting the opportunity to be trained in dance - there is always time to learn and that time is NOW. Those who missed the opportunity to learn any form of dance, whether it be Bollywood style, Garba, Indian folk, or Jazz - they still have the chance to do so!
Bhumika loves to do her own choreography to various Bollywood songs and loves to create her own dance videos as well. She has won awards for group choreography for several dance competitions while she was in Arizona. She has been dancing for Boston Bollywood (a professional dance company) and has realized how much fun it is to be part of a dance community. As a mother of two young boys, she has experience in teaching her sons and other kids to be good dancers.
Dipal had been teaching in NY and has recently moved from NY to MA. She was only 9 years old when she started learning Bharatanatyam at the famous “Nrityabharati Institute of Performing Arts” in Ahmedabad India, run by the renowned dancer, Elakshiben Thakore. She completed her “Arangetral” at age 15. At that young age, she volunteered to teach Bharatnatyam at the Nrityabharati Institute right after. She has performed in over 55 shows, both domestic and international and her work has been featured on National television in India as well. She continued her practice/teaching after moving to NY, USA. She now has ~15 years of teaching experience and has mentored hundreds of students from age 2 to 35 over the years. Students have performed at various cultural as well as academic stage shows.
Dipal has excelled in the modern day “Bollywood style dancing”. She is very passionate about all forms of dancing and can keep the distinction between each of them. She loves to share the passion of dance/fitness through teaching. Her objective is to connect the cultures and spread the awareness through music and dance
What is Bollywood Dance?
Bollywood Dancing is one of the most versatile dancing styles around that brings together dance styles from India and around the world to create its own unique technique. Music is the soul of Bollywood dancing and ranges from Indian classical,modern to world fusion like Hip Hop, Latin, Jazz etc..As with any other physical activity, dancing is one of the fun ways to burn calories and learn something new at the same time. Bollywood dancing will do that for you. These classes are for kids, men and women who want to achieve the following goals:
Learn how to dance
Network / Socialize
Explore another culture
It’s everything you want in one style of dance!
Payment and Missed Class Policy:
Training requires consistency in order to achieve the most benefit. However, we understand that students may occasionally need to miss a class. Use the following guidelines to ensure that you get the most out of your classes at The Academy of Creative Arts.
Your fees are due on or before the first class in a month
Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card
If you pay for several months in advance and cannot complete all months, we will refund months not used when notice is received before the beginning of the month
If you or your child plan to miss a class - 48 hour advance notice is required - so another student can be accommodated - if the student does not provide 48 hour notice, student can coordinate the make-up class with the instructor.
Your monthly fee pays for your space in class for the month. It is your responsibility to make up classes if you or your child miss the class.
One makeup class will be offered each month. During any month that you are enrolled, you may make up a class by attending any other appropriate session (please coordinate with the instructor for scheduling the make up class). Make up classes should be completed within 60 days of missing the class. Fees for missed classes are not refundable.
If you are having trouble scheduling a make up class, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you
Class timings and schedule are subject to change
We wish you a wonderful learning experience - these policies are required so that we can be respectful of the instructors time and commitment.