Bollywood Dance is a unique and fun flavor of dance which encompasses the pure or fusion forms of Kathak, Bhangra, Odissi, Garba, Bharatnatyam, Belly Dance, Hip Hop, Latin, Modern Dance, Jazz and more. The word, “Bollywood” is a portmanteau word created from the two city names, “Bombay” and “Hollywood.” Bombay, now known as Mumbai, is the capital of India’s enormous film industry. In turn, Bollywood Dance refers to any style of dance featured in the extravagant and upbeat Bollywood musical films. In Western culture, it’s recently become so popular that superstars Madonna, Shakira, and Britney Spears have used Bollywood Dance moves on stage and their music videos. It has gained recognition worldwide and frequently featured on the popular TV shows, America’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dancing With the Stars.
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