Greetings from Indigo Dance Evolution Academy! – the Triangle’s first-ever integrated versatile academy to learn, share, grow and evolve with authentic Bollywood, Folk & Classical Indian dance, plus get a top-notch, world standard Fitness Experience with high energy Bolly-Robics!
I.D.E.A : A multi-dimensional academy
Structured coaching of international repute offering traditional as well as modern Indian dance, plus Bollywood-based group fitness to people of all ages, levels of learning , backgrounds & ethnicities, is now in the Triangle. Whether you are learning for recreational, vocational or fitness reasons, there is an answer to your needs. You can come join in your favorite Indian dance style or burn some serious calories with our effective, international-scale Bollywood-dance workout ! All very close to you and- at extremely affordable fees!
I.D.E.A : We’re about the Community
Classes started Summer of 2013 in the Triangle through the professional support & outreaches of Town Community Centers in Morrisville, Cary, Raleigh & Garner, schools in the Wake County and public fitness centers, where Bollywood Dance & Bolly-based Fitness were introduced for the very first time to a cross-cultural audience. Re-defining Indian dance with new dimensions, not just as a performing art but a total body workout and a fun interactive dance form, Indigo’s activities in the region truly reflect the diverse fabric of the Triangle. Students of various ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, and levels of learning attend and feel welcome here.
I.D.E.A – Breakthroughs & Innovation
Within a short span of a year, Indigo produced a Top Scoring team in the area! Winner of the Highest Runner-up and Highest in the Bollywood sub-category Solo & Group, at the region’s first -ever International Dance Competition at Raleigh International Festival 2014. Read more.
For the very first time in the Triangle, Indigo introduced Bollywood Dancing in mainstream schools of the Wake County and outer lying cities, both in showcasing our students/conducting Bollywood workshops.
For the very first time on the east coast of America, Bollywood Golden Years was introduced for our Senior Citizens too! Read more.
Not just to dance to entertain, but to stay fit…for LIFE !
That is Indigo’s mission. Read more …
I.D.E.A : What sets us apart
We don’t produce ‘background dancers’ : we create STARS who shine in their own light!
Learn Bollywood Dancing in our professional environment with an inspiring, fun, motivated and expert faculty with over 30 years’ international teaching experience. Coached and coaching- the best of the best!
Get into the Bolly-Groove with or without previous dance experience! Tailor-made for all levels of dancers, our BollyRobics Fitness Dance is full of upbeat moves, high on energy and higher on FUN Dance routines that give you the cardio buzz and the calories shedding needed to keep you fit!
Three decades of service in three continents to a multitude of cultures, founder has previously taught dance & fitness to student groups in India, Dubai and New Zealand, now continuing to teach diverse cultural audiences here in the U.S with an integrated, inclusive approach.
Proven track record of “getting into the student’s shoes” – for real results in dance, for all levels, beginner to advanced. We teach you to really dance – not just put you in a ‘costume’ on a stage.
Teaching from “ground up” – in small sized batches – because you deserve our full attention
With classical dance base Katthak, folk dance expertise, and Initiated in the birthplace of Bollywood, Bombay India, founder Priya Chellani has had core training with famous Bollywood choreographers & film personalities in Mumbai; later provided core training to everyday people from all walks of life for 15 years in India before moving to international shores
Endorsed and Supported in part by City of Raleigh, Town of Morrisville, corporate fitness centers and studios in Cary, we offer Five locations in the Triangle for easy accessibility – We come to YOU!
I.D.E.A : QUALITY coaching – for quality students like YOU
Our focus is on ‘QUALITY’ not quantity. We do not boast merely in number of students, but the number of compliments each of our students get wherever they perform!
Our discerning students come to us for our “out-of-the-box” choreography, original concepts and dedicated teaching methods. We don’t try to ‘fit in’ to local standards, we help you ‘stand out’ with an international one
Highly energetic & effective dance workouts- our founder/ lead tutor is qualified by Group Fitness Certification (AAAI-ISMA), CPR/ First Aid & AED certified & Certified Yoga Instructor.
Versatile presentations, urban or traditional, Classical Katthak or Regional Folk, capability to teach many styles: Street/ folk/ festive/ classical Katthak/ retro/ thematic/qawwali/ ‘kitsch’ item – as well as infusing several international styles through Bollywood like hiphop/ Latin/ rock n’ roll/ jazz/ disco freestyle/Middle eastern
Actively provide round-the-year platforms to students for showcasing skills at multi-cultural events.
A safe, friendly, no-judgement zone and comfortable well-equipped centers for your learning.
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See our Schedule of fees : Reasonable and great value!
Locations: A choice of locations in the RTP for group lessons, excellent value Private Tuition offered too!
Performance Opportunities – Round-the-year exciting platforms given to students with diverse/international audiences to boost your confidence, improve your presentation and expand your social outlets.
I.D.E.A : At its head, is the driving force of founder and chief faculty Priya Chellani
The driving force of Indigo is it’s founder’s “out-of-the-box” originality, extensive international expertise in dance and choreography, coupled with a dedicated coaching method. An international dance tutor, choreographer-performer, show producer, dance director, theatre actor, workshop host, former dance finalist of India, Priya Chellani has been instrumental in honing the creative & fitness aspirations of academy members since her first performing and teaching days in the 90’s in Bombay (Mumbai)- the city of her education and dance training, also the birthplace and origin of “Bollywood”, the cinema and the namesake dance genre. With a background of concurrent years equally dedicated to fitness, modeling, dance theater, musicals scripting & direction, and a versatile dance repertoire in jazz, hip-hop, Latin dances & rock n roll, Priya trained in her formative years alongside today’s leading Bollywood film & TV directors/personalities. One of the pioneers of modern fusion dance from the 90’s, & one of Mumbai’s veteran modern choreographers and teachers, she was among the first to provide gifted children prominent public platforms to showcase their skills. Priya has been an early influence for quite a few young artists in Bollywood & related edutainment industry in India today.
Since making her home in the United States in 2009, she further certified as a U.S Fitness professional, actively imparting dance & fitness to local communities, academic institutions, corporate and public fitness centers, while promoting and performing at social, private, public, trade, multi-cultural, academic and ethnic events.
Priya has been awarded over 500 performances in her lifetime of teaching and event organizing. Prominent among those are several noteworthy TV & media entertainment events in India; She is a finalist at Mumbai’s Disco Duo Rock n Roll Championships in the 90’s three years in a row, where she ranked alongside peers such as Bollywood choreographer Farah Khan and “Slumdog Millionaire” choreographer Longines Fernandes. An Economics graduate from Bombay University she was Leader of her Performing Arts team in college with her peers from Sony TV India’s Boogie Woogie team (longest running TV dance show in India) producers Ravi Behl and Naved Jaffrey; Priya with her team of many talented students were awarded ongoing star performances at several theatre auditoria, educational, hospitality industry & trade exhibitions in India, among the likes of Boogie Woogie Reality Dance Show Sony TV; she has been a choreographer for upscale Bollywood & celebrity weddings Mumbai, as well as the only Indian troupe to represent Indian culture at the Royal Family’s celebrations for the ruling family of (Dubai) UAE ; awarded Fashion choreography events at the World Trade Center Dubai for international brands Reebok, Splash, Giordano, Esprit , the Baby Shop etc; for media & news channels Dubai, UAE Dance Contest Organizer for Dubai Shopping Festivals and Dubai Summer Surprises Committee 1998-2000, for Chamber of Commerce UAE, Students MTV Dance Contest Finalist Dubai, ; Presenter & performer at the Parliament of New Zealand -Wellington in honor of former Prime Minister Helen Clark, workshop host and stage presenter at Indian Cultural Associations, Wellington and Auckland New Zealand, a gifted actor, having featured in lead roles with Indian theatre communities in New Zealand at the premier Auckland Performing Arts Center New Zealand; Dance Tutor at the Indian American Association Atlanta, (2009) as well as state-run recreation centers in Atlanta (2009-’10), Priya is a certified group fitness tutor who now coaches at corporate fitness centers of CISCO, NetApp and other Fortune 1000s in the RTP along with Town recreation centers; A post grad in Business Management New Zealand, she served as Chief of Media & Communications for the first-ever simulation entertainment company in New Zealand from 2004-2008 at the Museum of Technology. Her choreography, teaching and communication style is well remembered even today among many of her ex-students in Mumbai. She upholds her high standard of delivery and teaching in her budding academy here in the U.S.
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