Kathak
Bollywood

Bollywood

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Bollywood dance, the vibrant and theatrical style featured in Indian films, blends elements of classical Indian dance, traditional folk forms, and a dash of various Western influences. This lack of strict rules makes it the perfect vehicle for unleashing your inner artist and expressing yourself freely. The term "Bollywood" itself refers to the thriving Indian film industry. With no rigid guidelines, fitness demands, or age barriers, Bollywood dancing welcomes everyone to join the celebration, offering a joyful way to connect with others and have fun.

Bollywood Faculty

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Nivedita Joshi

Mrs. Nivedita Joshi has learnt under the Kathak Maestro Guru Pt. Rajendra Gangani of the Jaipur Gharana, Guru Mulla Jafar Khan of the Banaras gharana and guided by Mrs. Manisha Sathe. Nivedita has been teaching dance in Indian schools for several years and was a full-time dance teacher at the Singapore Fine Arts Society (SIFAS), the oldest arts school in Singapore. Nivedita has participated in various dance festivals in India and abroad. She has collaborated and performed with various other art institutions and mediums in Singapore such as Bhaskara Arts, Apsara Arts, the Indian High Commission in Singapore, Media corps, various dance productions of SIAFAS, On behalf of the Indian Embassy in Bern, On behalf of the Sahaja Yoga Meditation in Strasbourg, Bern and Basel. Mudra Art Academy Switzerland in collaboration with Samvedan - Germany (Mr. Deodatt Persaud) has performed a dance production called Krishna Raas in Munich and Göttingen.

Apply for Bollywood - Studio/Online

Kids

Syllabus

Movie Songs
Folk Songs
Event Specific Workshop

Instructions in
Basic German, English, Hindi, Marathi

Adults

Syllabus

Movie Songs
Folk Songs
Event Specific Workshop

Instructions in
Basic German, English, Hindi, Marathi

Special needs & senior citizen

Syllabus

Movie Songs
Folk Songs
Event Specific Workshop

Instructions in
Basic German, English, Hindi, Marathi

Begin Your Bollywood Journey

Fun, Fitness with Bollywood Dance

Time: 19:00 – 20:00

Date: 2.2, 9.2, 23.2, 1.3, 8.3, 22.3, 29.3

Fees: 25 CHF per session

Location: kHaus . Kasernenhof 8, CH-4058 Basel

Fun, Fitness with Bollywood Dance for Kids

Time: 18:00 – 19:00

Date: coming soon

Fees: 20 CHF per session.

Location: kHaus . Kasernenhof 8, CH-4058 Basel

Fun, Fitness with Bollywood Dance for Adults

Time: 19:15– 20:15

Date: coming soon

Fees: 25 CHF per session.

Location: kHaus . Kasernenhof 8, CH-4058 Basel

Fun, Fitness and Bollywood Dance for children with special needs and senior citizens

Time: coming soon

Date: coming soon

Location: To be agreed (only on request)

Bollywood Videos

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What Students Says

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Shamala Ram
The Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS)

"Behind every dancer who believes in themselves, is a teacher who believed in them first." Ms. Nivedita is one of the best teachers I have ever met. She brings out the best in you, encourages you to challenge yourself and ensures that you enjoy the process of learning dance. I was one of the lucky students to have started my foundation in Kathak under her tutelage and she has inspired me in many ways. Her classes are always fun and there is always something new to learn from her. Apart from learning the techniques of dance, I have also learnt to look at the positive side of things and appreciate what I am able to do now, instead of worrying about the past or future. Ms. Nivedita is an incredibly graceful and professionally trained dancer and teacher. She is very patient and understands the strengths and weaknesses of her students. Her constant encouragement, intense training and positive mindset will ensure that you grow into a better dancer and person.

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Dhivya R
The Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS)

Dance has always been my safe space and I owe it to my Gurus for allowing if to remain as such. As an adult leaner, Nivedhita ma'am gave us the time and space to flourish as grow at Kathak dancers and grow at our own pace. She creates a sacred environment for her students to appreciate Kathak as a classical art form and pushes us to form our own meaning & expression of dance. I'm truly grateful to have had the opportunity to learn under ma'am for the past 4 years !

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Reema Kumari
The Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS)

My name is Reema Kumari. I was a student of Guru Nivedita Mam in Sifas. I always remember that day when I got my first ever experience with classical dance. In the first day of my class, I asked Ma'am whether I am able to learn and dance this classical form like Kathak.
I still have the beautiful face in my mind with the cheers in her voice she said "Yes, definitely you can". That's how I started my classical journey with her. I learnt Kathak for 5 years with her. She is polite, calm, joyous in nature and full of positivity. She makes every step so easy to follow. She is an artist with great patience. She is very graceful and her expression is mind-blowing. We all celebrate so many moments together with her that made her proud. Time flies and she has chosen the path to explore more and new opportunities in her life with her amazing abilities. I wish her all the very best for the future endeavor. I miss you Ma'am.

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Deepa
The Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS)

Nivedhita Ma'am "The best teacher have met till day" With great compassion for the work she does, With great patience in teaching which kids love to be. As an adult student the experience I had was very great which can't be expressed in words. With passion in learning a new dance form even though experienced with classical dance, the comfort teacher gave me was enormous. Being doing a 'chakkar' or a difficult step, the way she comforts no while teaching gave me a motivation all these years to go forward while taking exams. During exams, the extra effort she puts to make us relieve from the pressure is splendid. We all are missing her classes now a days a lot. Miss you Ma'am

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Bollywood dance is a perfect blend of classical, folk and other various dance styles in a dynamic and joyful way. The word “Bollywood “is the name of the Indian Hindi speaking Film industry. With no set rules, fitness requirements, or age restrictions, Bollywood dancing is the fun way to express yourself freely and connect with others.

Indian Semi classical dance / music has the strong roots of Indian classical tradition. Semi classical also has its own beauty, elegance and style of presentation. Semi classical dance / music is very popular in the mass audience.
The various types of Semi-classical music involve - Thumri, Dadra, Bhajan, Ghazal, Chaiti, Kajree, Tappa, Natya Sangeet, Qawwali, Sufi and many more

Indian Folk dance means to exchange joy and happiness. To get over the tiredness and strain of hard work man founded this art which gives relaxation. Folk dances are not bounded with any particular style. Folk dances are created by the society for the sake of the community. Folk dances are based on native traditions, geography, profession, tribes etc. Folk dance has its own uniqueness and common thread is the idea of getting over the hardships of life by celebrating and sharing of joy and beauty of nature by dancing in groups. In India has plenty of folk dances. There are few popular folk dances such as Garba, Dandiya (Gujrath), Ghoomar, Kalbeliya ( Rajasthan), Bihu ( Odissa), Jogawa, Gondhal,(Maharashtra), Bhanra, Giddah (Punjab) and so on.

No prior dance experience needed!

Yes, our dance classes are available for beginners and those who doesn’t have any previous learning or dancing experience.. Everyone is welcome to learn and grow together with us. Our faculty maintain a positive, joyful atmosphere at all times allowing everyone to feel involved, engaged and enjoy themselves. We treat each student with respect and as an individual with a desire to learn. click here.

The minimum age to join our classes is 7 years ,enrolling into the ‘Kids Batch’. There is no limit on the maximum age to join.click here.

Prerequisites are not particularly needed if you want to start Bollywood /semiclassical/folk dance classes. In the beginner classes, we begin with the basic technique and easy choreographies.

The Mudra Art Academy Switzerland, offers Kathak /Bollywood /semiclassical/folk Indian dance classes in multiple cities across the globe (Switzerland, Germany, India, Singapore). Please send us an enquiry and you will get an opportunity to discussed directly with Nivedita Joshi click here.

For registration information, Please send us an enquiry and you will get an opportunity to discussed directly with Nivedita Joshi click here.

For registration information, click here.

We currently offer Kathak / Bollywood /semiclassical/folk Indian dance Beginners, Intermediate and Advance, Kids Batch- Visit the website https://mudraartacademy.ch for further details about class under classes and look at the fees and timing for all details.

Yes, absolutely. We welcome new students throughout the year.

Yes. All new students are encouraged to attend a free trial class (1. as a demo on request).

Comfortable clothing to move freely. Feel free to bring vibrant colours or traditional attire for an added flair.

Yes, private lessons are possible depending on the location. Please send us an enquiry and you will get an opportunity to discussed directly with Nivedita Joshi.click here

Please send us an enquiry and you will get an opportunity to discussed directly with Nivedita Joshi click here

Yes, if you are from India, Singapore or Europe, we recommend you to start online and as you progress, we can organize workshops in India and Singapore. We also have the possibility to give online courses if you are from a Swiss canton other than Basel and we recommend you to attend courses in Basel from time to time.

Yes, only on request Please send us an enquiry and you will get an opportunity to discussed directly with Nivedita Joshi click here

Yes, only on request. Please send us an enquiry and you will get an opportunity to discussed directly with Nivedita Joshi click here

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