$10 – $45

Bollywood Dance Workshops with Dhawal Doshi

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Seattle, WA

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Afsaana Dance and ajusticenetwork are proud to welcome acclaimed Bollywood Choreographer Dhawal Doshi to Seattle for two weeks of stellar classes and workshops! See below for class descriptions and times. We’ll be at three different locations, addresses/links are here for your easy reference.

Yaw Theater - 6520 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

Dance Underground - 340 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon - 664 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104


$16/hour class, $20/1.5 hour class

DOOR SALES (cash and credit)

$23 at the door/hour class*

$20 cash discount/hour class*

*prices differ for Folk, Heels and Masala

Intro to Bollywood:

Bollywood is incomplete without its music, dance and drama. These classes and workshops will introduce you to the colourful and lively world of Bollywood. Come join in to learn signature moves to some to the greatest Bollywood hits. All intro to Bollywood classes are Beginner level, all ages. Parts 1, 2, 3 classes are designed to build on each other, though drop-ins are welcome at any class, any level.

Intro to Bollywood (Beginner; All Ages) Part 1
6/21: 7pm-7:55pm
6/27: 7pm-7:55pm
Yaw Theater

Intro to Bollywood (Beginner; All ages) Part 2
6/22: 7pm-7:55pm
6/28: 7pm-7:55pm
Yaw Theater

Intro to Bollywood (Beginner; All ages) Part 3
6/23: 7pm-7:55pm
6/29: 7pm-7:55pm
Yaw Theater

Bollywood (Beginner/Intermediate; All ages)
6/24: 3pm-4pm, Dance Underground
6/30: 7pm-7:55pm, Yaw Theater


BollyHop is a recent raging trend in India. It is a fusion of Bollywood moves combined with stylish, funky Hip Hop. These two very different and unique dance forms blend well together, creating a clear winner in terms of creativeness, novelty and fun.

BollyHop (Intermediate; All ages)
6/21: 8pm-9:15pm
Yaw Theater

BollyHop (Intermediate; All ages)
6/23: 8pm-9:15pm
Yaw Theater

BollyHop Master Class (Intermediate/Advanced, All ages)
6/26: 8:30pm-9:30pm
Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon

BollyHop (Intermediate; All ages)
6/27: 8pm-9:15pm
Yaw Theater

BollyHop (Intermediate; All ages)
6/29: 8pm-9:15pm
Yaw Theater

Bollywood for Kids:

The flavour and spark of Bollywood music and song comes out best when it is performed with the cuteness and fun that children can bring to it! So let your kids ‘let it go’ and explore the world of Bollywood dancing.

6/24: 12pm-1pm
Dance Underground

7/1: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon

Bollywood Folk - Bhangra (Beginner; All ages):

Bhaṅgṛā is an upbeat type of popular music associated with Punjabi culture. This form of folk dance is characterized by loud, energetic, and passionate music and and uses lots of energy. This workshop will teach you the basics of this exciting dance form.

6/22: 8pm-9:30pm
Yaw Theater

6/24: 1:15pm-2:45pm
Dance Underground

Bollywood Folk - Garba (Beginner; All ages):

This dance form is colorful, peppy and one of India's most visually appealing folk dances from the western state - Gujarat. This form is characterised by dancing in a circle using two sticks or the use of hand clapping steps.

6/28: 8pm-9:30pm
Yaw Theater

Bollywood in Heels (Intermediate/Advanced):

We have always seen women dancing in heels but with the moving trend we now have men who dance in heels and it’s a delight to watch. It's all the more exciting using Bollywood style and music; it is sensual, enticing and playful! The class is open to ladies or men - bring your heels!

6/24: 4:15pm-5:45pm
Dance Underground

6/30: 8pm-9:15pm
Yaw Theater

Bollywood Masala (All levels):

Bollywood Masala is a fun Master class mix of all Bollywood styles!

7/1: 4pm-5:15pm
Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon

Final Showcase:

Invite your friends and family to come see what you’ve been working on and feel what it’s like to get on stage and perform your Bollywood choreography in an informal setting!

Please note time/venue change!

7/1: 7pm - 8:30pm
Yaw Theater

*Class space is limited, no refunds on unused tickets or passes.

Dhawal Doshi, Bombay India (Bollywood Choreographer)

Dhawal Doshi has been a troupe member of Sonu Nigam’s and Asha Bhosle’s dance group. He has performed stage shows with Sonu Nigam across India. He has also been a performing member of the recent ‘The Incredibles’ world tour, which had him working with the best known bollywood playback singers Sonu Nigam, Asha Bhosle, Kailash Kher and Kunal Ganjawala. “The Incredibles” toured the whole of the U.S., Canada and Trinidad & Tobago. Dhawal has had the privilege of being a performing member in the Sahara Group’s famous musical ‘Bharati’, and travelled across the globe performing in various countries. He has choreographed numerous dance sequences to train several college student teams for the Inter-Collegiate/University level competitions, and has been instrumental in his teams winning most of the competitions.

With strong experience in the field of dance & choreography, Dhawal founded the ‘Dhawal Doshi’s Dance Academy.’ Today, the academy has branched out to various suburbs in Mumbai, and has a strong 400+ student base. The enthusiastic students are aged as low as 3 years and as high as 50 years. His students have had the good fortune of being chosen for many movie performances as well as for recent TV shows, like Amul Voice of India, Dance India Dance (Finale episode), Kya Masti Kya Dhoom, Kisme Kitna Hai Dum, Boogie Woogie, and recently India’s Magic Star & Chotte Ustad .

Dhawal has undertaken freelance choreography assignments for various events of corporate customers like Vodafone, Provogue, Deustche Bank, Eurotiles, Hotel Marriott, Akai, Sony & such. He has also choreographed various family groups for their birthday/anniversary parties and marriage Sangeets.

In 2008, Dhawal was a contestant on a dance reality show on Star Plus - Aajaa Mahi Vay - with his partner Grisha Divecha. The show was co-judged by Saroj Khan. Dhawal & Grisha were well known for their amazingly diverse & energetic performances. Their efforts were rewarded as they were adjudged the best couple who had displayed the most variation in each & every performance. This was, however, just the beginning of Dhawal's long journey in reality shows and television media.

His ease with working with children led him to gain one of India's most watched music shows, Saregamapa, where he was called on to choreograph and groom the little contestants. He went on to work on other popular television shows - Magic Star and X Factor with huge celebrity guests with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Sharukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit etc.

Another project that deserves a special mention is that of the Indian Premier League. Dhawal Doshi has been closely associated with this project over the last 2 years. He is their official choreographer and is in charge of the entertainment portion of the show. He has worked closely with all the cricket players of the world as well and Bollywood actors via this television show!

Dhawal is excited to have the opportunity to bring his wealth of talent and enthusiasm to Seattle for this two-week series of classes and workshops!

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