Nileeka Gunawardene & Priyanka Chauhan
– The Bollywood Co. classes in London
The Bollywood Co.
- Minimum age: 16
- Level: Beginner
- Time: 7pm-8pm
- Price: £7
- Studio 11
Nileeka Gunawardene is a pioneer of Bollywood Dance. Her first venture, Bollywood Dance London, won her numerous awards and high praise for her efforts to bring Indian dance and culture to the cosmopolitan city of London.
Now, her company ‘The Bollywood Co.’ continues to inspire audiences through both live performance and interactive participation. The Bollywood Co. builds upon the foundations of Bollywood Dance London, with dance at the heart of its offerings, however, The Bollywood Co. additionally provides a full event theming service, giving a variety of audiences the opportunity to experience Bollywood. Having acquired her craft at The Pineapple Performing Arts School, Nileeka knows what it takes to become a professional dancer. Pineapple’s motto is ‘survival of the fittest’ and nothing could be more appropriate for Nileeka. Despite having numerous setbacks in her career, Nileeka has always overcome whatever obstacles life throws her way, and she continues to inspire her students to do the same.
Nileeka has been a resident Bollywood Dance Instructor at Danceworks for several years. She also teaches weekly dance classes at LA Fitness,Fitness First and Pineapple Dance Studios.
You can check out Nileeka’s most recent TV appearance here:
Mystery Guest on Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Newsnight, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Adnan Sami Concert (Wembley Arena), The Asian Music Awards 2012 (Wembley Arena), The Asian Music Awards 2011 (The Roundhouse), Diwali on Trafalgar Square (2010, 2011, 2012), American Express Departures & Centurion Magazine’s ‘India’ Issue Cover Star, Face of MOVE IT Dance 2012, Choreographer for Nestle’s Flat Belly Workout DVD.
This is the perfect introductory class for those new to Bollywood, as well as offering something fresh each week to those with prior dance experience. The ‘drop in’ format is designed to help you relax, increase your fitness levels and build your confidence within the hour; you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve!
Within each class we also teach a selection of bollywood and bhangra dance floor survival tips. If you have been invited to an Indian wedding, or if you are even prepararing for your own, this dance class offers a fab opportunity to brush up on all those signature dance floor moves!
Nileeka’s classes were recommended by The Daily Mirror as the place to go for a 5* Bollywood Dance experience.