Swarali is celebrity choreographer, global dance educator, and a dance/movement therapist.
Originally from Mumbai, Swarali has over 13 years of experience in the Bollywood Industry working with Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, and Madhuri Dixit to name a few. Assistant to Ahmed Khan on multiple movies, Swara also worked as the on-screen and supervisory choreographer for multiple dance reality shows including Jhalak Dhikhlaja (dancing with the stars India), Nach Baliye, Dance India Dance, IGT, etc
A finalist on Asia’s biggest dance reality show – Dance India Dance 4, Swara continued her commercial dance journey through multiple dance reality shows, Off-Broadway & Broadway musicals, IIFA awards, The Stephen Colbert Show, Mystic India – The World Tour and international music videos.
She has presented her work at the prestigious Lincoln Center in New York, assisted contemporary choreographer Akram Khan & Mira Nair (for Monsoon wedding), performed at Times Square with Terrence Lewis.
She is also the co-founder of BollyHeels – a one of a kind dance workshop series that combines commercial dancing with dance/movement therapy.
Since its conception in 2017, Swara has successfully taught over 100 workshops in 23 different cities across the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and heading to London and Singapore next! She has strived to create a space for dancers, to teach them how to stand out and be the lead! She is excited to share her talent, passion, and expertise with you!
Venue: Danceworks, 16 Balderton St, London W1K 4TN
Date: 14th September 2019
Bollyheels 3.30 – 5pm
BollyItems 5 – 6.30pm
Online Bookings now closed. Limited tickets available at the door for £25 per workshop
BollyHeels is a Bollywood fusion dance class that combines the benefits of Dance Movement Therapy with the glamor of Commercial Heels Dance!
It is based on the principle that each individual is born with different qualities, strengths, and a completely unique personality! Through interactive movement activities, personalized movement analysis, and self-reflective exercises – we recognize YOUR specific talents and provide you with tools to enhance those! This class is for YOU, we embrace, elevate and celebrate YOU!!
BollyItems: Item songs have existed in the film industry since the ‘black n white’ era. From Babuji Dheere Chalna to Chikni Chameli, item songs have evolved through various styles of dance, serving one primary purpose – get the audience to watch the movie! The lead dancer has the power to make or break the movie sales! It’s their confidence, grace, stylistic abilities, and sex appeal that do the magic. You can be that person! Experience the drama and energy of a Bollywood movie while being the diva you are meant to be!
What to bring:
- Heels (Not mandatory, you can opt for comfy shoes or come bare feet)
- Wear comfortable danceable clothes, I encourage my students to dress up a bit; look and feel sassy;)
- An Open mind
What to expect:
- A great workout
- Learn a new style of dance
- Kickass choreography
- Sense of community
- Personalized feedback
- Professional photos & videos from class (can be used for social media, dance reels or auditions)