In 2009 her then 18-month old daughter inspired Swati’s Bollywood dance journey in the United States. Starting out with dance instruction for kids, Swati executed her vision for broader community engagement at a fundraiser…
Swati grew up in India, on a staple diet of Bollywood movies. The fun and upbeat music from these films is a vibrant part of everyday life in India, and dancing to this music is an integral part of the Indian experience for any dance enthusiast!
Swati and Community Bollywood Dance Project are wonderful! From a hesitant group of teens and preteens at the beginning of the workshop, Swati shared her own experiences, introduced the group to India, and taught the group 3 different Bollywood routines pulling all of the group members out of their shells. She got them smiling and feeling the groove by the end of the dancing, encouraging them to travel and try out new experiences. The henna provided was an extra beautiful way to end the evening, providing the group with a lovely souvenir. I highly recommend welcoming Swati to your own library or school!
Vanessa Nelson, Youth Services Associate
“Thank you Swati C. for a fun-filled, educational evening! The Upper Dublin children and their parents had an excellent time learning about India and dancing like Bollywood dancers.
Swati is fantastic with children of all ages and engaged everyone in the room. She even had the dads dancing up a storm. I would have her back again anytime.
Thank you for a memorable evening!”
Jennifer Roberts, Head of Children’s Services