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 : We don’t produce ‘background dancers’ : we create STARS who shine in their own light!
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 learn your favorite Indian dance style or join in an effective, international scale Bollywood-dance workout, close to you- at extremely affordable fees!
I.D.E.A : We’re about the Community
Classes started Summer of 2013 in the Triangle through the support & outreach of Town Community Centers in Morrisville, Cary, Raleigh & Garner, schools in the Wake County and fitness centers, where Bollywood Dance & Bollywood-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 classes and shows in the region truly reflect the diverse fabric of the Triangle. Students of various ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, and levels of learning are welcome here.
I.D.E.A – Breakthroughs & Innovation in Dance
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 all about it here.
Indigo also reached a new milestone for Bollywood Fitness by bringing it this year to the prestigious CISCO corporation in the RTP, the tech giant’s third largest facility in the world. Read all about it here.
For the very first time ever on the east coast, Bollywood Dancing was introduced for Senior Citizens too! Read all about it here.
First ever Indian Dance academy on the East Coast to bring the Interactive style in Bollywood to the region! Read all about it here.
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
Three decades of service in three continents.
Proven track record of “getting into the student’s shoes” – for real results for hundreds of students
Teaching from “ground up” – in small sized batches – because you deserve our full attention
Teach you to really dance (not just put you in a ‘costume’ on a stage)
Teaching cross-cultural audiences with unique methods- integrated approach to include diverse students & audiences.
Actively provide dance platforms to students for showcasing skills at multi-cultural and mainstream events.
Produced famous personalities in Mumbai, conducted high-profile events in New Zealand, Dubai & Mumbai
Supported in part by City of Raleigh, Town of Morrisville, Town of Garner and Town of Cary. We come to YOU!
I.D.E.A : QUALITY coaching – for quality students
“Out-of-the-box” choreography with original concepts and content
Highly energetic & effective dance workouts- qualified by AAAI, First Aid-AED certified, Employed by top-notch Fortune 100 companies
We don’t stick to local standards- we take you to an international one – Your dance will be appreciated even in source country India!
Versatile presentations, Bollywood urban or traditional, Classical Katthak or Regional Folk, capability to teach many styles: Street/ folk/ festive/ classical/ retro/ thematic/qawwali/ ‘kitsch’ item – as well as infusing several international styles like hiphop/ Latin/ rock n’ roll/ jazz/ disco freestyle/Middle eastern
Very Affordable Fees for the quality
A safe, friendly, no-judgement zone and comfortable well-equipped centers for your learning.
I.D.E.A : At its head is a dynamo of Talent -Founder and Faculty Priya Chellani
Indigo’s hallmark is its creativity: the founder’s “out-of-the-box” originality. A visionary, an international dance tutor, former dance finalist from Mumbai, who ranked alongside today’s top notch Bollywood directors/producers of India, a versatile choreographer-performer of three decades, Priya Chellani has been instrumental in honing the creative & fitness aspirations of academy members since her first performing and teaching days in Bombay, the city of her birth, education and dance training. Bombay (renamed Mumbai) is also the birthplace and origin of “Bollywood”, the cinema and the dance genre. With a background of concurrent years equally dedicated to fitness, modeling, dance theater, original musicals scripting & direction, a highly versatile repertoire, Priya trained in her formative years as a dancer-choreographer- actor alongside today’s leading Bollywood film & TV directors/personalities, building upon her natural aptitude. See her Youtube channel of international and local videos. See her full bio here
Through her academy in India, many students found the outlet they sought, budding artists & fitness professionals who took core training from her, and who have today become media personalities, movie actors and successful dance educators in Mumbai. See famous students trained.
Moving to western shores in the millennium, she continued training groups at a multitude of events, coaching students in three other countries with diverse cultures : Dubai (UAE), New Zealand and USA (Atlanta). Priya is also a multi-dimensional gifted actor. She has featured in lead roles with Indian theatre communities in New Zealand. Since settling in the United States in mid-2008, she further certified as a U.S Fitness professional, and has been actively and successfully imparting dance & fitness to local communities, schools and corporate fitness centers, first in Atlanta, and now in Raleigh Durham from July 2013. See her full bio here and public recommendations from many agencies: Testimonials USA
See our Schedule of fees : Reasonable and easily payable in as little as 6-week slabs.
Locations: A choice of locations in the RTP for group lessons, excellent value Private Tuition offered too!
Performance Opportunities – Quarterly and yearly exciting platforms with diverse/international audiences.