JOIN US FOR TWO MORE FREE CLASSES!
July 1: Bollywood & July 8: Swing Dance
Don’t miss our final free Wednesday classes of the season! Pooja is back with her famous combo of BollyJazz, and Shannon Varner streams in from Columbus, Ohio to teach Lindy Hop/Swing!
FINAL Moving Together Classes for now:Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm EDT
JULY 1: BOLLYWOOD
with Pooja Uberoi
Bollywood Dance is a mix of dance styles performed in Bollywood films, including traditional Indian styles of Bharatanatyam, Kathak, folk styles, and modern Jazz, Hip-Hop or Belly Dance. Jazz gives a dancer form and style while Bollywood allows you to experience and open up the body in a fun way. Equal parts dance and fitness!
JULY 8: SWING/LINDY HOP
with Shannon Varner
Lindy Hop is the mother of all Swing Dances and was born in America with African American dancers in Harlem, NYC, along with the music of this period. This is a class with authentic solo dance steps from the Vintage Swing & Jazz Age of the 1920s-1940s, moves from the Charleston to Tabby the Cat.
REGISTER: SWING DANCE
ABOUT THE TEACHING ARTISTS
Pooja Uberoi is the founder and owner of the Artistic Dance Company IKIGAI USA which operates in the U.S. and India. Pooja is a trained Jazz and Bollywood dancer and teacher. Pooja is also a trained 200-hour Hatha yoga teacher from Bangalore, India and currently teaches at the Indian Embassy in New York. Pooja Uberoi is also the Producer for NYC Dance Week and founder of Funkar – a NYC10 initiative. She has more than 13 years of experience as a dancer and teacher in Jazz schools in India, the Bollywood Film industry in Mumbai, India and New York City. She was a Board member and Head of a National Dance school in India before moving to New York City. Pooja has choreographed for many movies, musical theatre shows and the famous Sesame Street in India.
Shannon Varner discovered Lindy Hop while living in New York City and has been fortunate to live in Lindy Hop-centric cities ever since. Whether Washington DC, Chicago, or Columbus, OH, they all provided rich opportunities to participate in their wonderful and varied dance scenes, as an instructor, choreographer and a performer. Shannon has won numerous awards, placing in such competitions as the Beantown Dance Camp, Nevermore Jazz Ball in St. Louis, SwingIN, Southern Swing Challenge in Nashville, American Lindy Hop Championships, Virginia State Open, and the Jack & Jill contest at Midsummer Night Swing in NYC. Her media credits include “PBS’ Swingin with the Duke” with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; The Today Show; Dance Chicago and NBC4 Columbus. She rounds out her dance experience with a background in arts administration.