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 was amazing! Very easy dancing instructions. Everyone was dancing, including the teachers. We have a few kids that never participate because they are shy but absolutely everyone danced!” – Jarida Encarnacion
“Ms. C’s Bollywood class is amazing! I love introducing new experiences to the children and this was really interactive. I think having more lessons and directed instructions will help. Overall, I think it was fun! Music was nice!”
“I enjoyed it for adults! Would love to do it with our coworkers” – EM
“Ms. C, thank you so much! The teens/tweens had an amazing time getting Henna. For many of them this was their first time and they were beyond excited!!! The Bollywood dance family program was also amazing. I love how it brings the whole family together!!!
Amy Moscia, Assistant Youth Services Librarian
“Thanks, Ms. C! Bollywood dance was an amazing experience! I loved learning about the culture and the dance moves! 🙂 You were able to connect with even our most reluctant teens, got them up, dancing with a smile! I look forward to your program again in the future!!!”
Rachel Hart, Reference Librarian