The Team at Delhi Dance Academy

Arguably One of the Finest Dance Teams in Delhi

  1. Md Nazir – Director
    • Md Nazir is taking Delhi Dance Academy places in his new role as the director of the institute. Known for his punctuality and discipline, Nazir comes from a corporate background and has international experience to understand the value of professionalism and great service. He understands what it takes to make students happier and fitter and under his leadership, DDA was awarded the “Certificate of Excellence” by a major travel portal in 2015. Nazir joined team DDA as a corporate and communications manager and gradually took over other aspects of running the business. Today Nazir overlooks the entire functioning of the Institute and is the heart of soul of Delhi Dance Academy. With a growing client list, and exceptional feedback from our clients, Nazir is constantly exploring more ways to offer professional, innovative services to the Delhi Dance Academy clientele.
  2. Uma Bawa – Studio Manager 
    • Uma joined DDA in 2014 and has proved her mettle with her hard-work, sincerity and organisational skills. is the newest member of team DDA. She’s just the right person to handle the day-to-day operations at the 2 studios in South Delhi. Sharp, calm, meticulous, funny and dedicated are the best expressions to describe her. In a short span of time, she’s taken over and improvised on processes and has won the admiration of her peers. Uma is the face of Delhi Dance Academy and is the go-to person for any dance related information. With her chartered accounting background, Uma helps with accounts, looks after the instructors and handles all types of communication – be it phone based or website based. Uma continues to focus her attention on making sure all parts of the machinery work perfectly.
  3. Anant Sandhu  - Head of Finance
    • Anant, on completing his MBA from the Goa Institute of Management, worked for a few companies before he knew that the real feeling of achievement lies in putting his management education in a field where there is a difference to be made. After Anant took over in 2012, Delhi Dance Academy won the Best Dance Academy in Delhi award in 2014. With his strong mathematical and managerial background, Anant currently looks after the finances with an able team to take care of other aspects of running the business.
      Anant Sandhu - Delhi Dance Academy
  4. Arjun Sandhu – Marketing Manager
    • Arjun, having lived in the UK for 7 years, took charge of Delhi Dance Academy with Anant in 2012. With the single minded aim of providing superior customer service, his vision to see DDA grown into a renowned dance institute with unique and innovative dance products has come to life. He now acts as an overall adviser for the institute.
      Arjun Sandhu - Delhi Dance Academy
  5. Koustav Ghosh – Instructor
    • Koustav has completed his dance diploma from Terence Lewis’ dance academy in Mumbai and is a proficient Contemporary, Jazz and Bollywood dance teacher. Having received excellent feedback from clients both nationally and internationally, Koustav is adept at designing dance programs to clients’ needs.
  6. Manish Saini – Bollywood Instructor
    • Manish learnt dance from Shiamak Davar’s Institute of Performing Arts, East of Kailash from 2007 to 2009 while persuing the International Programme in Animation from Arena Multimedia. Manish has worked with the TAKA DHIN DHA Production House and has choreographed various dance events at schools and universities including those at Manav Rachna International School (Annual day choreography), The Indian Heights School, Aroma Public School, CSKM Public School, My First Step, SRM University Ghaziabad and Udaan School in Gurgaon. Manish has taken corporate workshops at Tanishq Jewellers and has performed and choreographed at the Devil’s Circuit, Select Citywalk and AIIMS International Conference of Multidisciplinary Heath-care. Manish is also a well known wedding choreographer, the Head of Children’s classes at Delhi Dance Academy and the Bollywood/Bhangra choreographer for Delhi Dance Academy’s Namaste India Workshops. He continues to live up to his title of “machine man”, not EVER being late in the last 2 years.
    • Manish Saini - Delhi Dance Academy
  7. Anish Kaul – Hip Hop, Bollywood and Namaste India Choreographer
    • Anish started his career in 2006 when he was pursuing his 10th standard. He then did a 6 month teaching course at IWIDMA where he learnt western Bollywood & Semi Classical Bharata Natayam. After the course, he taught at the same institute for 1 year. To further his education, he joined a professional course in Hip Hop and Popping at Delhi Dance Academy. After finishing that, because of his amazing repertoire with students, DDA decide to promote him to an assistant instructor and later as an instructor in the year 2008.
    • He has also done a 3 month course from Shaimak Davar’s Institute of Performing Arts alomng with working under Ashley Lobo Sir as a senior instructor. Anish has choreographed and performed at various shows and events including DDA’s AVAJARRED 1, 2 & 3 and Shaimak’s dance show. He has been teaching Hip Hop as part of Delhi Dance Academy’s faculty at the American Embassy School.
    • For Delhi Dance Academy, he has also performed at the Reebok Annual show, Cartoon Network, Corporate event at the ITC Maurya Agra, has been a Zumba coordinator for the HDFC event and is the lead choreographer for DDA’s Namaste India Workshops for Foreigners. He was seen on Doordarshan, MTv Sound Trippin and at the Devil’s Circuit telecast on NDTV because of his dance choreography at the event along with choreographer Raman Pratap Singh.Anish Kaul - Delhi Dance Academy
  1. Suren Kumar – Zumba Instructor
    • Suren has been featured by the Business Standard and various other newspapers as one of the top instructors for Zumba in Delhi. His sheer dedication, choreography innovation and stamina are out of this world. With 4 Zumba sessions a day, he’s arguably one of the fittest men in Delhi and if you drop into one of his Zumba classes, you’ll see it for yourself. Suren has conducted corporate fitness workshops at over 50 top corporations in Delhi and NCR.
    • Suren Kumar - Delhi Dance Academy
  2. Sonu Kumar – Zumba Instructor
    • Sonu is the newest member of Suren’s Zumba team and with his quick learning skills, he’s now taking dedicated Zumba batches at Delhi Dance Academy.
    • Suren Kumar - Delhi Dance Academy
  3. Vishnu Swarup – Contemporary Dance Instructor
    • Vishnu leads the Modern Contemporary division at Delhi Dance Academy and is also acquainted to western and Indian contemporary dance, folk dance, Kalari, Bollywood, Lyrical Jazz, Liquid Popping, Ballet, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Salsa, Bachata, Chauu, Affro Jazz and Gymnastics level 1. He has trained under highly qualified professionals from India and abroad including Shashidhar Nair and Rajkumar Sharma from Sri Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Mandi House, Fernando Sir, Karan Kumar from Big Dance Centre, Masako Arai , Maria (IFBC) and Janet Reed (Musical Dreams). Vishnu’s 5 yrs + teaching experience has made him a favourite in the wedding choreography industry. He also appeared on the TV Show “India’s Dancing Superstar” in the Top 60 India-wide.
  4. Prashant Bhat – Jazz, Funk Jazz, Street, Lyrical and Modern Jazz Instructor
    • “Prashant started choreographing various school competitions, events and plays. He was the best dancer in school for the years 2006,2007,2008 and was also awarded the best sportsman in 2008. In september 2008 he was awarded scholarships at the Danceworx Delhi and Shaimak Davar’s institute of performing arts.
      Choosing to join Ashley Lobo’s Danceworx, Prashant trained for 4 years under 25 international choreographers. In August 2012 was awarded the best dancer 2012. During this time he also completed his graduation in mechanical engineering and started Funk Fusion dance studios and in December started heading the Jazz/Contemporary division at Delhi Dance Academy.
    • Prashant specialises in Jazz Funk, Jazz Lyrical, Hip-hop, Contemporary and has also trained students in Bollywood dance, Cardio circuit training, Chhau and Level 1 Gymnastics. Billabong, DPS, Khaitan, Genisis, JKG, American Embassy School, Lotus Valley School, IILM Lodhi Road, GL Bajaj, MAIT, Shiv Nadar University.
    • He has performed for companies like Reebok, Wizcraft, Marlboro, Being Human, Maruti Suzuki.
      Prashant Bhat - Delhi Dance Academy
  5. Aditi Saxena – Bollywood, Kathak and Classical Instructor
    • Aditi is a “Prabhakar” in Kathak dance. She has been learning dancing for more than 12 years.  After completion of her graduation, Aditi came to Delhi and joined the corporate world and worked with companies like WIPRO, IBM and HCL as an IT Engineer and later on as HR, Employee Engagement. As time was flying, she finally decided to leave work to pursue her passion of dance again. Today she is an integral part of the Delhi Dance Academy family and is very well known for teaching authentic Bollywood and classical/folk dance forms with excellent reviews from her Indian and Foreign students (where she teaches at the Namaste India Workshops)
      Aditi Saxena - Delhi Dance Academy
  1. Arman Safa – Gymnastics and Self-Defense Instructor
    • Arman is an Olympics qualified gymnast and self defence/martial arts expert from Afghanistan who is also a popular model. Arman heads the Gymnastics division at Delhi Dance Academy and is popular for his teaching style and discipline. Timeout Delhi featured Arman Safa Khan’s Gymnastics classes in a full editorial in 2014.
    • Arman Safa - Delhi Dance Academy
  2. Paau DC – B Boying Instructor
    • Paau DC - Delhi Dance Academy
  3. Jai Singh – Aerobics Instructor
    • Jai Singh Aerobics - Delhi Dance Academy
  4. Shoban Dhami – Studio Administrator
    • Shoban Dhami
  5. Sumeet Sourav
  6. Mayank Nakra
  7. Aditya Sarmah
  8. Debarati Majumder
  9. Tara Prasad
  10. Piya Sethi
  11. Michael James Rufus
  12. Neha Sharma
  13. Anwar Hussain
  14. Runvijay Praveen Solanki
  15. Ginni Batra
  16. Gurmeet Singh
  17. Apoorv Raghav
  18. Krishna Chohan
  19. Naina Chandra
  20. Abhay Kumar
  21. Deepak Kumar

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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
Gymnastics Classes by Arman Safa Khan - Timeout Delhi
Shall We Dance? Director Arjun Sandhu interviewed by HT Mint
11 Unusual Things To Do In Delhi by About.com
Top 10 Things to Do In Delhi by Guardian UK

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