Dance classes

We offer regular classes in Kathak & Bollywood dances.

Bollywood Dance:

Our unique style of Bollywood dancing has an emphasis on elegance and interpreting the dance theme in a theatrical way. The teaching combines moves from Indian classical, Arabic, folk and Western styles to the latest Bollywood tracks. Opportunities are offered to take part in high profile stage shows, home productions and events.

Kathak Dance

This is an age-old dance that has grace, beauty and elegance. The classical dance has precise
strong footwork combing with delicate hand gestures and mesmerising spins. The training
provides a strong base for serious dancers who may wish to take a career in dance.

Dance classes details:
Children: 1pm to 1.45pm – Kathak  ■  1.45pm to 2.30pm – Bollywood
Teen: 12.30pm to 3.30pm – Kathak & Bollywood
Women: 3.30pm to 4.30pm – Bhangra/Bollywood
Every Saturdays at 56a Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG

We provide opportunities to dance students to perform to build their confidence, increase their skills and share their development and achievement with wider community.

PERFORMANCES

BIG DANCE – 2006-2016

Big Dance is a dance initiative that happened every 2 years starting in 2006 and ending in 2016 at Trafalgar square. Apsara dancers performed in the mass choreography at all the events organised by the Mayor of London. They learnt different dance styles under renowned choreographers – Akram Khan, Wayne Mcgregor, Jeanefer Jean-Charles, Hakeem Onibudo and many more. They also performed dances choreographed by Malti Patel at all the at the BIG Dance Bus events.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqjXGb4UGZ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H29blIG4v8U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dce2q2TZaZE

Earth Wind & Shiva – International project

The contemporised dance production was created and choreographed by Malti Patel. The dance explored the Indian mythology on the concept of the beginning and end. The dance production toured at venues in Athens (Greece) and London.

Fairfield Hall, Croydon (2001-2016)

Spectacular themed annual dance productions with over 100 processional Dancers and students with live orchestra, multi media and amazing stage settings conceived and created by Malti Patel

Other performances

APSARA dancer had performed and made it to the finale for the Channel 4 ‘Bollywood star’ series. Our dancers have also performed Trafalgar Square, Globe theatre, Bafta, Coin Street festival, London Potters field, South Bank Scoop, Olympia, Waterman’s theatre, Croydon Clocktower, Hackney Empire, Sadlers Wells theatre, Bull Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Sutton, Bromley &  Elephant & Castle Shopping centres & libraries, Music Videos, Local Dramas and many Mela festivals.