1. What Is Kathak Dance? Part 2

    For many people, the art of Bollywood dancing is a spectacle of movement and emotion. No other dance form seems to capture the wonder and intrigue of Indian dance. In fact, Bollywood dance is often a hybrid of many of India’s most influential dance styles. Like Bharatnatyam dancing, Kathak is a classical dance form, one of the eight major styles. Deriving from the word katha, which translates to…Read More

  2. Discovering Bharatanatyam

    What is Bharatanatyam? Bharatanatyam is a style of Indian dance. It's though to be the oldest style, in fact, and originated in Hindu temples in the southern part of India. Because of its origins in the temples, it was traditionally used as a way to communicate religion concepts and stories and wasn't performed outside of the temples until the 20th Century. While it's just one of the many styles …Read More

  3. Why Bollywood Dancers Have Bells on Their Ankles

    When it comes to our Bollywood dance classes, we incorporate traditional costumes into our performances. There are a number of pieces that are synonymous with Bollywood dancing, such as the beautiful silk saris and ornate jewelry. But one piece that gets a lot of attention are the ankle bells. These bells are called "ghunghroo" and they are very important to the art of Bollywood dancing. Why Dance…Read More

  4. The Importance of Hands in Bollywood Dancing

    In our Bollywood dance classes, our students learn the importance that every part of the body plays. One of the most important body parts in Bollywood dancing is the hands. Hands are used to tell a story, and there are many movements in Bollywood dancing that are almost like sign language. They help the viewer understand more about the story and help convey some of the emotion. These hand gestures…Read More

  5. We Offer Franchises for Our Bollywood Dance School

    Bollywood dance classes are becoming more and more popular within the United States. We've seen in increase in the number of people joining the classes in our schools in Texas, California, and Illinois and now we're looking for people interested in joining our franchise and opening a Shingari's School of Rhythm of their own. Why Bollywood Dancing Is Gaining in Popularity There seem to be a number …Read More

  6. Our Dancers Are Available for Your Next Event

    Bollywood dancing is as much fun to perform as it is to watch. The music, movement, and costumes that make up Bollywood dancing are vibrant and exciting. Many of the people who take our Bollywood dance classes go on to join in our performing groups, bringing the beauty and excitement of Bollywood dancing to events across the nation. With locations in Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, an…Read More

  7. Beginners Welcome in Our Bollywood Dance Classes

    Our Bollywood Dance Classes aren't just for experienced dancers! We offer a number of classes across the United States that are perfect for beginners of all ages. If you are interested in Bollywood-style dancing, we have the class for you. Beginner Classes for Children We offer children's classes for both boys and girls who are interested in Bollywood dancing. Our classes are divided by age and ex…Read More

  8. A Brief History of Bollywood

    Many people have heard the word "Bollywood" and they might have some notion of what it means. Brightly colored costumes and exciting dance numbers might even spring to mind. But for most of us, Bollywood is just a vague concept about which we don't know much. If you are considering signing up for our Bollywood dance classes, we encourage you to read this brief history of Bollywood before you start…Read More

  9. Welcome to Shingari’s School of Rhythm

    Award-Winning National Bollywood Dance Classes Since 2008, Shingari’s School of Rhythm has been inspiring dance students across the nation to become their very best, guiding them to learn both the spirit and technique of Bollywood dance, regardless of age. From Houston to Los Angeles to Chicago, our dance school has become an award-winning family with more than 15 locations nationwide. Our Succe…Read More