Hi, my name is Swati Chaturvedi and I created CBDP in 2009 as a means for community outreach; to bring light and joy through the power of connection, dance, and storytelling. Showcasing Indian culture while celebrating diversity, I use Bollywood Dancing as a vehicle to bring people together.
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!
“K really liked coming to class and asked about it all week. I was excited to see her doing the moves! The support she received was amazing, which made it a positive experience for her. Thank you!!!
You all were amazing. We hope to see you again!” – Margie (K’s Mom)
“This is a great program. Thanks so much Swati & team!! I hope you guys continue this!” -Uday (V’s Dad)
“I just wanted to write a little bit about our Bollywood presentation today! It was so amazing being able to bring this culture to our students in a fun way. The music was so lively and engaging, and the presenter was wonderful with getting everyone involved. She began with teaching simple dance moves and then going around the whole room getting the students and even adults involved. The scarves were a big hit as well, and the teachers could work on using language like up, down, slow, fast, etc. I saw so many smiles around the room and saw everyone at least trying to move. I am so glad I got to experience such a wonderful, cultural experience with my school.”
-Jensin Jose, Special Education Teacher
“The Bollywood assembly was fantastic! The kids were up and dancing – engaged and happy. Thank you so much for coming to The Timothy School again!”