Namaste India Dance Workshop for Tourists in Delhi

Updated on Sep 14, 2017

LOVE DANCING? For tourists who are looking to gain an insight into the Indian dance scene or who generally want to have fun dancing for 2 hours, this is a “must do” to get introduced to 3 new Indian dance forms and get a video recorded in full Bollywood attire to take away as a souvenir.

Delhi Location:

  1. E238 Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar 4 (closest Metro stations: Moolchand and Kailash Colony) opposite Tagore International School.

London Locations (click here for the Namaste India Dance Workshop London page – Temporarily On Hold):

  1. Mela Indian Restaurant, 152 – 156 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8HL. 11am to 1pm Monday to Friday.
  2. Salt Whiskey Bar and Dining room, 82 Seymour St, London W2 2JB. 12pm to 2pm Saturday and Sunday.

The Namaste India Dance Workshop – A 2 Hour Dance Workshop Designed for Foreigners and Travellers

Details: This special workshop is designed for tourists who are travelling in and exploring India and is called “The Namaste India Dance Workshop”. It is a 2 hour crash course on 3 different Indian dances where we teach our guests Bollywood, Bhangra and Dandiya (an Indian folk dance). We teach Bollywood for an hour and Bhangra/Dandiya for 30 minutes each. We then record a 2 minute video with you performing all 3 dance forms and upload as a private video (a video that can be only viewed by you) on Youtube for you to watch and share when you go back home. This can take upto 4 weeks to be sent to you.

Mentions around the World!

Emirates Airlines

This activity is featured on all Emirates International Websites on the “Flight to Delhi”.

Nomadic Boys

“Here is the experience of Stefan and Sebastien of www.nomadicboys.com of their Namaste India Dance Workshop with us in October, 2014 when they were dancing in Delhi” – Dancing in Delhi.

Amongst the 11 Unusual Things to do in Delhi by About.com!

Editor’s Pick Timeout Delhi 

Featured Amongst the “top 10 things to do in Delhi” by Guardian Newspaper

 

Prices

Rs 2500 per person without costumes

Rs 3000 per person with costume hire

(costumes rented for the duration of the workshop – only available for bookings made at least 1 week in advance)

Itinerary:

  1. Guests arrive at Delhi Dance Academy’s center 15 minutes before the start of the workshop.
  2. Guests register for the workshop by filling out a form, providing a copy of the passport and paying.
  3. The manager gives a little history of the dance forms that they will learn today.
  4. The guests are introduced to the instructors who will conduct the workshop.
  5. If the workshop is a full costume workshop, then the guests change into the Indian costumes provided on arrival.
  6. The workshop begins with 60 minutes dedicated to the first genre which can be one of the following 3 – Bollywood, Bhangra or Dandiya.
  7. In the first 60 minutes, the guests learn about 60 seconds of dance choreography.
  8. This is then repeated twice for shorter intervals, creating a total dance choreography of about 2 mins. This includes a brief drink/snacks break where the guests are offered soft drinks or sandwiches.
  9. After completion, the approximate 2 mins of dancing is recorded with an HD camera and a pic with the instructors is clicked.
  10. This raw footage is then edited and sent to the guests within 4 weeks of being shot.
  11. Guests leave having explored a few Indian dance forms and knowing about their origins and history.
  12. Since Delhi Dance Academy conducts regular classes in these dance forms, guests can choose to take regular dance lessons in their chosen dance form. The latest schedule will be available in the office.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Do I need dance experience to participate in the workshop or do I need to be a good dancer? Answer: No, the dance workshop is for everyone and the intention is to give you an insight into the history and styles of dance forms that originated in India. We design the choreography based on your ability to pick up moves. The instructors are good at gauging what would be doable for you and will teach you moves that you will be able to do in the 25 mins. You don’t need prior dance experience, but having good body-music coordination (where you can follow the beat) helps.
  2. How do I book? Answer: To book, simply call 08377053325 (Nazir) or 09953835088 (Anant). We will check studio availability on your preferred date and confirm the booking. You can also give any special requirements at the time of booking. If booking is not immediate, you can also email us on info@delhidanceacademy.in & nazir@delhidanceacademy.in with your preferred dates.
  3. How many people minimum and maximum please? Answer: Minimum 1 person, maximum 20 people (because of limited studio space). For very large groups, please call and discuss as we will need to hire an external venue to conduct the workshop and will incur extra charges.
  4. Will there be other people taking the workshop with me? Most of the time it will be you and/or your group one on one with the instructors. There will not be any other people in your session usually. However, in case of busy times we may book other people in the same time-slot as you. If you prefer to do the workshop alone or only with your group, please mention that at the time of making the booking.

Availability

You can choose from any of the following timings for your workshop:
Weekdays: 

  1. 11 am to 1 pm
  2. 12 pm to 2 pm
  3. 1 pm to 3 pm
Weekends:
  1. 7 pm to 9 pm only
If the above times don’t work for you, please email us with your availability. We will let you know if we have any open slots because of cancellations.

 

Variations for individual Workshop takers

We can arrange a mini version of this workshop for 1 hour where we can teach just 2 dance forms most commonly Bollywood and Dandiya. This is priced at Rs 1200 per person or Rs 1800 per person with costume hire. This is ideal for individual bookings. We have received wide acclaim for our brand new Namaste India Workshops and some raving testimonials ! Come and learn something new!

Testimonials

Brad and I would love to thank all the guys at the Academy for giving us an
amazing workout and a fantastically fun story for our holiday from Australia.
We Had a wonderful time learning the different dances in our Bollywood Dance
Class. You were all very welcoming, and made us both fell very welcome. We
would also like to send a special thanks to our wonderful dance instructor
who was very talented and patient with both of us especially with Brad who
was being a wonderful fiance and participating because I was so excited to
do the class. We had a fun time, great dances, laughs, and wonderful people,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We look forward to seeing the video.
-Thank you Jacqui and Brad xxoo
I had a lot of fun attending the dance session last week, many thanks and hope
to see you guys again in the near future, i hv just posted the session's video
on my facebook, have a good day guys =) - Raynard

16 Comments + Add Comment

  • Can I book the Namaste Indian Dance Workshop for tourists. I would like two places (for my Wife and me) on Thursday 6 April at 11am-1pm. Understand it is INR2500 each including costume. Regards Michael

    • Hi Michael,
      Thankyou for showing interest in our award winning activity ” Namaste India Dance Workshop ”
      The charges for the 2 hour workshop are Rs.2000 per person without Indian costumes hire and Rs.2500 per person with Indian costumes hire.
      So a total of Rs 5000/- for 2 people with costume hire.

      We can book a session for you & your wife on Thursday 6th April 11:00 am to 01:00 pm.
      The session is gonna be at our Delhi Centre.”Delhi Dance Academy”
      Detailed Address:E – 238/239 Lower Ground Floor, Amar Colony, Lajpat nagar 4. . Near Furniture Market, opposite Tagore International School.
      Please write to me on Nazir@delhidanceacademy.in for any further queries

      Regards
      Nazir(+91 8377053325)

  • hi…

    i am very keen to learn dance and my age is 27, just want to ask you that whether i can learn dance or not.

    Thank you,
    Abbas

    • 27 is a good age to start Mohd! Call and speak to us about the class timings available.
      Arjun

  • Greetings — I teach at George Fox University in America, and will be bringing a group of college students to Delhi later this week.I was wondering if it might be possible to put together a one-hour version of your dance workshop including a Bollywood-style dance and one traditional Indian dance segment. The ideal time would be sometime in the afternoon of May 7th, or possibly the 8th. I’m not yet sure how many students would be involved, but I’m guessing 4-8. I think the Amara Colony studio might be the closest to where we’ll be.

    Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you

    • Dear Matt, absolutely! You’re welcome to book any time between 10am and 4pm on weekdays. We should have at least one of the studios free. If you did take the session, I hope your group enjoyed the session. We look forward to welcoming you next time :)

  • Hi guys,

    We had an excellent day in October dancing with you and obviously we recommend you to all we speak to visiting Delhi.

    Now we’re about to leave India, this definitely stands out as one of the highlights of our travels here.

    Thanks again!

    Regards,

    Stefan and Sebastien

  • What time of the day are the workshops for foreigners ( 1 and 2 hrs) ?

    • Hi Gerry, the workshops on the weekdays are 11am to 1pm, 12pm to 2pm and 1pm to 3pm. On weekends we have 7-9pm only. :)

  • Hola soy Patricia, vivo en Piura Perú, estoy interesada y me gusta mucho la danza arabe o indu, espero algun dia poder compartir con ustedes.

  • sir i want to join your dance class. I live in Nepal and I teach contemporary, lyrical hip-hop, locking, popping, b boying and bollywood. Please I want to join your group.

    • Dear Sky, thank you for your interest in Delhi Dance Academy. You seem to be very talented to be teaching all these forms at the same time. How is the dance scene in Nepal? You can come to Delhi to further your education with us and learn here. Please contact me on 9910222770 to discuss this in more detail. Regards Arjun

  • I am looking for a choreographer who can make a gymnastics floor routine Bollywood style.

    • Hi Angelica!
      We can definitely arrange a choreographer for you.
      Kindly share your contact details or do give us a call on 9910222770 (Arjun) or 9953835088 (Anant).

      Regards ,
      Nandita:)

  • HI,

    I will be in Delhi on August 19th and August 26th (both Mondays) with my husband and daughter (19 years old). We are interested in taking an hour of the Incredible India Dance workshop. Would that be possible?

    Thank you,

    Vessela

    • Hello Vessela, we’d be delighted to have you for the Incredible India workshop. All you need to do is call me on 9910222770 to book. Best regards Arjun

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Dance Away that Flab

Can't decide between the gym and dancing to lose that extra weight or to stay fit in general? Here's a list of dance forms taught at Delhi Dance Academy with the average calories burnt in 1 hour:

Zumba: 500-1000
Aerobics: 500-800
Jazz Contemporary: 400-600
Bharatnatyam: 400-600
Hip-Hop: 350-550
Belly dance: 250-450
Bollywood: 300
Salsa: 200-300

These numbers vary with your body weight and the amount of effort you put in.

How can I lose weight?
You lose weight when you consume or burn more calories than you take. Burning 3500 calories means you lose 1 lbs or 450 grams (almost half a Kilo) of weight.

In other words, if you cut 500 calories from your diet each day or burn 500 calories working out or dancing, you would lose 0.45 kgs in a week. :)

At Delhi Dance Academy we can also talk to you about your daily diet and recommend changes to help you lose weight.

Delhi Dance Academy has been featured on 24 x 7 News Channel as one of Delhi's best dance institutes. We have made recent appearances on TV Channels like BBC, Aajtak, E TV, NHK World, MTv and NDTV Goodtimes. We are among the top 50 activities to do while in Delhi by TripAdvisor with excellent reviews.

DDA remains one of Delhi’s most sought after dance academies - The Hindu
Delhi's Top 5 Places to Learn Hip Hop, Popping and Locking - HT City, Hindustan Times
Belly Dancing Classes That'll Help You Ace The Art - HT City, Hindustan Times
Top 5 Places to Learn Bollywood Dance in Delhi - HT City, Hindustan Times
Delhi's Best Places to Learn Dance - Delhi Times, Times of India
Zumba at Delhi Dance Academy, I must confess, leaves me panting and exhausted - Business Standard
Shaadi Poori Filmi Hai (Article on Wedding Choreography) - TFL Magazine
Namaste India Dance Workshops - Editor's Pick - Timeout Delhi Magazine
The Top Place for B Boying, Hip Hop, Funk Jazz and Zumba - Hindustan Times main newspaper
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