At Jhoom-Bollywood Dance Company we are passionate about dancing and teaching. We are excited to share the Bollywood experience and provide an exotic alternative to fitness classes. Be a part of the craze taking the world by storm, join in the fun and get fit without even realizing it!
Jhoom-Bollywood founder Marshie Perera Rajakumar began teaching in March 2005, initially with Jhanak Dance Company (of which she was also a co-founder), and has developed a range of class styles and teaching techniques that make Bollywood dance fun and accessible. All routines are performed to fun and fabulous Bollywood film songs, ranging from old favourites to current hits.Experience this exciting form of modern Indian “Filmi” dancing influenced by Classical Indian (eg Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Mohiniattum, Odissi); Indian Folk Dances (eg Bhangra, Raas, Dandiya); Jazz; Funk and Hip Hop
Marshie and her team have been featured on television including the Ford Territory television adversitment; iPrimus national advertistment campaign; Today Show; The Footy Show and That’s Melbourne. Please visit the media page for links to print and other coverage for Jhoom-Bollywood.
We have also performed at cultural shows, festivals, fashion parades, weddings and other functions. For a list of our past clients and events, please view our photo gallery. To spice up your special events such as weddings, birthdays and bridal hen’s nights, with live Bollywood performances or workshops please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rajakumar says that everything from hip-hop to ballet to salsa can be worked into a routine. “What they’ve done is to take certain aspects of Indian classical and folk dance and then fuse it together with styles from the rest of the world. So people can do these (moves) at parties without having to have trained in it.” It’s also fun. Rajakumar’s company specialises in “the very tongue-in-cheek dance style of Bollywood. We encourage people to bring out the Bollywood star in themselves. Getting in touch with your inner child, I guess. It gives you an avenue to let loose and enjoy the glitz and glamour for an hour.” (The Age, Do the Slumdog, John Bailey, Feb 22, 2009)