Jaya Dance

The film music and dances in Bollywood films are a synthesis of formal and folk Indian traditional music and dance traditions, in fusion with Middle Eastern techniques. The dances in older Hindi movies represented supposed dances of the common people, although they involved original choreography. Bollywood dances have evolved as a unique and energetic style. Since they are group dances, they are often used as joyful exercise music.The style of dance has also highly influenced international artists and appears in songs such as "Don't Phunk with My Heart", "Come & Get It", "Bounce" and EDM hit "Lean On".

The choreography of Bollywood dances takes inspiration from Indian folk dances, classical dances (like kathak) as well as disco and from earlier Hindi filmi dances.

Jaya Dance is based in the heart of Norfolk offering an authentic Indian cultural dance experience.

Tina Vallance is the founder of Jaya Dance. She was born into the Sikh/Hindu culture and grew up experiencing the colourful festivals of Diwali, Holi and Vasaiki to name but a few. It was throughout her childhood that she developed a passion for Indian dance styles and now has a natural ability to dance and choreograph Bollywood and Bhangra.

Jaya Dance aims to bring the love of Indian dance to those who have never had the opportunity to experience the lively movement and colourful expression that is Bollywood.

Year Contributions
2019 Bollywood Dance Workshop

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