Dance classes go to Bollywood

Dance teacher Shrikant Subramaniam shows his pupils the moves as Scalby School is hosts Bollywood Dance classes, open to parents and children from Scalby and the local primary schools.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  112117e   24/05/11
Dance teacher Shrikant Subramaniam shows his pupils the moves as Scalby School is hosts Bollywood Dance classes, open to parents and children from Scalby and the local primary schools. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112117e 24/05/11
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BOLLYWOOD made an appearance in Scarborough as dance lessons got under way at a secondary school.

Scalby School has been holding Bollywood dance classes in two after-school sessions on Tuesdays.

Dance teacher Shrikant Subramaniam shows his pupils the moves as Scalby School is hosts Bollywood Dance classes, open to parents and children from Scalby and the local primary schools.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  112117a   24/05/11

Dance teacher Shrikant Subramaniam shows his pupils the moves as Scalby School is hosts Bollywood Dance classes, open to parents and children from Scalby and the local primary schools. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112117a 24/05/11

The Indian film industry, which is dubbed “Bollywood” after its famous counterpart in the USA, generates an average of 5,000 Indian language movies every year.

Bollywood is famous for its colourful costumes, lively music and energetic dancing which is usually a mix of Bhangra, hip-hop, freestyle and classical.

Parents and children from Scalby School and some of the school’s feeder primary schools took up the opportunity to take part.

Teacher Donna Wilkinson said: “The ‘Bolly-exercise’ sessions were designed to energise the body and mind and there was a fantastic atmosphere throughout.

“This was an Indian experience to cherish!”