BollyBhangra Masterclass with Rai

About the Workshop

Where: Danceworks, Online Studio 10

When: Saturday 8th May

Time: 1:00-2:30  pm BST

Price: £12

Level: All levels and ages welcome


Raimu Itfum is Dutch born and is of Turkish and Punjabi decent. He is a trained actor/dancer/singer with background in modelling, production, arts & design and media. Performing stage works at popular venues such as Her Majesty’s theatre, Sadler’s Wells as well as taking part in the National Theatre Connections project ’12. Including stage credits such plays as; Fame the musical, Chicago, ABBA, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Wonderful world of Dissocia, Shooting truth and King Lear. His film and tv credits include several commercials such as Levis, TUI, Adidas, Hotel Chocolat, a short film The Reelists for Virgin film festival and at Tate Britain, fashion film Going Home for LFW 13.

Raimu began his dance training with Indian styles and later upon moving to London experimented in Western styles and trained in Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, and Commercial. Having come from a Turkish and Punjabi heritage, folk dancing is at the essence of his teaching styles. He has been teaching for over 8 years and has created award winning choreographies, toured internationally, as well worked as a featured dancer in popular Bollywood movies. His passion of his heritage and a strong belonging of his culture combined with his infectious personality make him truly a one of kind overall artists to be around.

Class Description

BollyBhangra is a high energy and fusion based dance class combining folk elements of Bhangra, which originates from the Northern region of Pakistan/ India and combining it with the many flavours of Bollywood Dance and what makes it so infectious. In this masterclass, you can get into shape, try out a new dance style, learn more about the Asian culture, all amidst a fun/ high energy workout and some great banter!The class is welcoming to all levels and a perfect introduction to those wanting to learn Bhangra or Bollywood for the first time or simply wanting to have a great time. It’s a great way to perhaps spice up a date night, learn some moves for an Indian wedding you are about to go to/have,  or even just have some fun and let loose after a hectic day of work.