Little Villagers Bollywood Dance: Drop off class. July & August Tuesday’s 5:00PM-5:45PM 3.5-5 year olds.
Our Bollywood Dance class focuses on basic steps, postures and spatial positioning of the students.The teacher will work towards building student concentration and focus, encouraging them to work independently. Students will be taught to listen to musical cues/beats and time their moves with respect to the beat. Utmost importance will be given to developing hand - leg coordination. Students will be taught to be aware of their movements and transitions between moves. The session will start with a 5 min warm up followed by structured learning every week, ending with fun dance games. Students will be taught one 1-2 minute choreography by the end of 4 sessions. A practice video will be provided for at home practice.
- Ages- 3.5- 5 years
- Time- 5:00-5:45pm
- Tuesdays (07/13, 07/20, 07/27, 08/03, 08/10, 08/17)
- Location: second-floor creativity space
A little about Shehnaaz Dance Academy (SDA)-
Founded in 2012, SDA's mission is to instill a love of dance, inspire self-confidence, discipline, harmony and respect for the arts and all culture. We create a nurturing and accepting environment to allow students to blossom and discover their passion for the arts. Our dance class offerings include and are not limited to Indian Semi Classical Dance, Indian Folk Dances, Bollywood, BollyHop (fusion of Bollywood and Hip Hop), Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary Dance. We are a part of various local schools after school programs as well as host private in person and virtual classes in Jersey City. SDA also customizes programming for private and corporate events and is an integral part of the Jersey City Public Library In person and Virtual programming since 2017.
'Shehnaaz Jagasia, a geneticist by profession, chose to pursue her passion for dance in 2009. The joy she found from teaching children combined with her love for dance drove her to create the Shehnaaz Dance Academy in 2012.
Shehnaaz, is a trained dancer in Classical Dance form of Bharatnatyam (Dr. Swaminathan) and has learnt from the Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts. She has participated in several stage shows and has been an integral part of choreographed dances and stage shows since the early age of 3. Though Shehnaaz is classically trained, her heart lies with Bollywood Dance. Patience, stamina, and her love for children are Shehnaaz’s key strengths as a teacher. She is adept at managing the varied temperaments of children while coaxing even the littlest ones to focus and learn the dance while having a blast.'