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Bollywood Dance Workshops with Saleena (Seattle)

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT

Come #DanceWithRangeela and join our Guest Instructor Saleena!

Get ready to have a blast with our Guest Instructor Saleena, @saleeena

Workshop 1: BollyFemme

Sat, June 8th at 11 am – 12:30 PM

Dance Underground, 340 15th Avenue East, #Suite 101, Seattle, WA, 98112

Workshop 2: SemiClassical

Sat, June 8th at 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Location:

Dance Underground, 340 15th Avenue East, #Suite 101, Seattle, WA, 98112

We ask that all participants arrive 5 MINUTES prior to class.

About BollyFemme:

Experience the vibrant rhythms of Bollywood in our femme dance class, where every level is welcomed to embrace technique and performance with an emphasis on being confident! Join us for a fun, low-pressure atmosphere where you can groove, sweat, and shine while mastering the art of Bollywood dance.

About SemiClassical:

Dive into our semi-classical dance class, the fusion of Bharatanatyam, Indian folk, and contemporary styles, where beginners are embraced with open hearts. Explore the rich tapestry of Indian dance traditions while infusing your movements with contemporary flair, all in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Meet Saleena:

Born in California and raised in Las Vegas, Saleena Khamamkar is an accomplished Indian-American dancer, choreographer, and instructor. She has trained in jazz, contemporary, and Bollywood since the age of 3 and has been classically trained in Bharatanatyam for 12 years by Smt. Kalashri Asha Gopal from the Arathi School of Dance. Saleena studied Human Biology, Dance, and Biological Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego and was on the competitive Hindi Film Dance team, UCSD Zor, for 4 years (one of which she was a captain, choreographer, and female lead). Early achievements include multiple pageant titles (including Miss Glitterati 2011, Miss Teen India America 2012, and Miss India Globe 2013), a Bharatanatyam tour of South India in 2013, and a feature in the Amazon film Miss India America.

Now based in Los Angeles, Saleena brings a new, holistic take on fusion: connecting universal basics of dance and focusing on natural shapes the body can make. With well thought out and precise movements, she allows her various training styles to influence her choreography and highlight the intricacies of human voice. Saleena has been featured in YouTuber Lilly Singh’s videos, D23 Expo Aladdin Showcase, and a nation-wide Degree deodorant commercial. Her career highlights include performing at the International Indian Filmfare Awards at MetLife Stadium with Bfunk, featured in Jason Derulo and Tesher’s music video for Jalebi Baby, touring nationally for Mystic India with Aatma Performing Arts, and choreographing for M. Night Shyamalan and his daughter, R&B singer Saleka with three dance-centric music videos. Staying true to dance as an art form and balancing the ever-changing dance community is important to her as she continues her choreographic journey.

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bollywood-dance-workshops-with-saleena-seattle-tickets-901710920637

Venue

Rangeela Dance Company – Seattle, WA
340 15th Avenue East, #Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98112 United States