Mini & Me Bollywood Dance: July & August 4:00PM-4:45PM 18M-3.5 year olds.
Our Mini & Me Bollywood session promises a catchy playlist, fun mix of moves, and lots of energy beats to get your feet tapping, hearts thumping and bodies moving. Our students are taught to identify the beat by clapping, stomping and hopping. Parents and children can use tambourines, maracas and hand held bells to familiarize themselves with musical beats and the 8 count during the first half of our session. The second half of the session focuses on teaching families a short dance sequence. The moves are tailored for the session to allow participants to comfortably learn and practice them in the given time. Simple and age appropriate word cues are used to prompt the participants to create fun dance moves based on the lyrics of the songs used in our session. This activity helps improve hand eye coordination as well as hand and feet coordination of the attendees. We end the session with poems or show and tell depending on the student popular vote. These sessions allow families to bond and be active with a fun dance class.
- Ages- 18 months-3 years
- Time- 4:00-4:45pm
- Tuesday’s (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.'